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Thermal diapirism and the habitability of the icy shell of Europa

Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere : the Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life

Jun 1, 2007

Javier RuizRicardo Amils

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Europa's chaos and lenticulae features may have originated by thermal diapirs related to convective plumes. Warm ice plumes could be habitable, since their temperature is close to the ice melting temperature. Moreover, thermal plumes intruding into the lower stagnant lid warm several ki...read more

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Thermal diapirism and the habitability of the icy shell of Europa

Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere : the Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life

Jun 1, 2007

Javier RuizRicardo Amils

PMID: 17361321

DOI: 10.1007/s11084-007-9068-3

Abstract

Europa's chaos and lenticulae features may have originated by thermal diapirs related to convective plumes. Warm ice plumes could be habitable, since their temperature is close to the ice melting temperature. Moreover, thermal plumes intruding into the lower stagnant lid warm several ki...read more

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Extraterrestrial Life
Space (Astronomy)
Solute
Trehalose
Origin of Life
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