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Planetary Science Journal Call for Submissions

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Meetings, Activities, and Workshops

Continuously updated
NASA Coronavirus Response Information

October 1-22 Pre-meeting Icebreaker activities, Habitable Worlds 2021

Nov 5 Seminar on microbial metabolisms at Lost City, an OW analog, NPP fellow Dr. Julia McGonigle

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

May 9-14, 2021 Save the Date for AbSciCon, Atlanta, session proposals due Septh 16th

Recent Ocean Worlds Research Publications

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]

Kang, W. and Flierl, G. (2020)
Spontaneous formation of geysers at only one pole on Enceladus’ ice shell. PNAS

McDermott, J. M et al. (2020)
Abiotic redox reactions in hydrothermal mixing zones: Decreased energy availability for the subsurface biosphere, PNAS

Shenck, P. et al. (2020)
A very young age for true polar wander on Europa from related fracturing. Geophys. Res. Lett., https://doi: 10.1029/2020GL088364

Hay, H. C. F. C., Trinh, A., & Matsuyama, I. (2020)
Powering the Galilean satellites with moon‐moon tides. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL088317

Soderlund, K.M., Kalousová, K., Buffo, J.J. et al.,
Ice-Ocean Exchange Processes in the Jovian and Saturnian Satellites. Space Sci Rev 216, 80 (2020)

Bierson, C.J., Nimmo, F. & Stern,
S.A. Evidence for a hot start and early ocean formation on Pluto.  Geosci.13, 468–472 (2020).

Huybrighs, H.L.F., Roussos, E. Blöcker, A., Krupp, N., Futaana, Y., Barabash, S., et al, (2020),
An active  plume eruption on Europa during Galileo flyby E26 as indicated by energetic proton depletions, Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL087806. 

Lu, G-S., LaRowe, D.E., Fike, D.A., Druschel, G.K., Gilhooly, W.P., Price, R.E., & J.P Amend (2020),
Bioenergetic characterization of a shallow-sea hydrothermal vent system: Milos Island, Greece, PLOS ONE, 15(6), e0234175. 

Meadows, V., Arney, G., Schmidt, B., & D.J. Des Marais (2020).
Planetary Astrobiology, University ofArizona Press, Space Science Series, 9780816540068.