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Planetary Science Journal Call for Submissions

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Meetings, Activities, and Workshops

January 19, 2021 Life Detection Knowledge Base Workshop

February 9-11, 2021 OPAG

February 10, 2021 Planetary Science Journal Focus Issue: “Ocean Worlds: Motivations for a Multi-Decadal Exploration Program" call for submissions

February 22-26, 2021 Habitable Worlds 2021

March 15-19, 2021 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

Recent Ocean Worlds Research Publications

Gudipati, M.S., Henderson, B.L. & Bateman, F.B. (2020).
Laboratory predictions for the night-side surface ice glow of Europa. Nat Astron

Steinbrügge, , Voigt, J. R. C., Wolfenbarger, N. S., Hamilton, C. W., Soderlund, K. M., Young, D. A., et al. (2020).
Brine migration and impact induced cryovolcanism on Europa. Geophysical Research Letters,

McCoy, K. J., DiNicola, M., Everline, C., Burgoyne, H., Reinholtz, K., Clement, B. (2020).
Europa Clipper planetary protection probabilistic risk assessment summary, Planetary and Space Science,105139, ISSN 0032-0633.

Chen, S., Tao, C. and German, C.R (2020).
Abundance of low-temperature axial venting at the equatorial East Pacific Rise.  Deep Sea Res., https://org/10.1016/j.dsr.2020.103426.

Heuer, V.B., Inagaki, F., Morono, Y., et al. (2020).
Temperature limits to deep subseafloor life in the Nankai Trough subduction zone. Science, DOI: 1126/science.abd7934

Buffo, J. J., Schmidt, B. E., Huber, C., & Walker, C. C. (2020). 
Entrainment and Dynamics of Ocean‐derived Impurities within Europa’s Ice Shell. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, e2020JE006394

Dziak, R., D. Ban eld, R. Lorenz, H. Matsumoto, H. Klinck, R. Dissly, C. Meinig, and B. Kahn. 2020. 
Deep ocean passive acoustic technologies for exploration of ocean and surface sea worlds in the outer solar system. Oceanography 33(2),

Liao, Y., Nimmo, F., & Neufeld, J. A. (2020). 
Heat production and tidally driven fluid flow in the permeable core of Enceladus. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 125, e2019JE006209.

Solomonidou, A. et al. (2020).  
The chemical composition of impact craters on Titan. Implications for exogenic processing. A&A, 641, A16,

Robidel, R, Le Mouélic, S., Tobie, G., Massé, M., B. Seignovert, C. Sotin, S. Rodriguez (2020)
Corrigendum to “Photometrically-corrected global infrared mosaics of Enceladus: New implications for its spectral diversity and geological activity,” Icarus 349 (2020) 113848]