When NASA’s Voyager spacecraft visited Saturn’s moon Enceladus, they found a body with young, reflective, icy surface features. Some parts of the surface were older and marked with craters, but the rest had clearly been resurfaced. It was clear evidence that Enceladus was geologically active. The moon is also close to Saturn’s E-ring, and scientists think Enceladus might be the source of the material in that ring, further indicating geological activity. Read more at UNIVERSE TODAY
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Michael and Christine are being named as Graduate Student Affiliates on the Europa Clipper Mission.
Tracy Becker, Natalie Hinkel, Keiichi Ogasawara, and Todd Veach.
Tracy Becker Education: B.S. Astrophysics, Lehigh University 2010 Ph.D. Physics – Planetary Science Track, University of Central Florida, 2016 Research Areas: Co-Investigator and Composition Working Group lead for the Europa Clipper mission Composition of planetary surfaces including asteroids and icy moons Ultraviolet observations using the Hubble Space Telescope Studies of Saturn’s rings using data from the Cassini mission Computational modeling of asteroids using Arecibo planetary radar data Website: tracybecker.space