Monday, March 21, 2005

Astrobiology Magazine: Comparing the Triad of Great Moons

As a followup to one of my first posts on this blog, Astrobiology Magazine has posted the third part of a four part series of an edited transcript from a talk Jonathan Lunine gave at the NASA Director's Telecon in late January. In this part, Titan uses a very similar argument used with the Venus/Earth/Mars "family" with Titan, Ganymede, and Callisto, moons with similar radii and densities (and presumably similar formation scenarios) but with vastly different histories.

For those who can't stand edited transcripts, if you have RealPlayer, why not listen to the talk? Or for those who don't have the time to read the edited transcript and just want the nuts and bolts, read my summary.

Thanks to imran at the MER forum for the heads up.

Update 03/25/05: The talk now appears to be offline. Sorry to all those who didn't get a chance to watch it.


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