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Cassini CHARM Webinar - Habitability of Enceladus

Updated on May 16, 2017 - 3:44 PM CDT
Posted on April 25, 2017 - 7:49 PM CDT

5/23/2017 (Tue) - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM CDT

Tags: SMD E/PO Community | Educator | Webinar | Professional Development | Scientists

Event information

Date: May 23, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm Pacific, 2pm - 3:30pm Eastern
WebEx Link:
WebEx Meeting Number:  906762954

Call-in: 1-844-467-4685  (other toll-free and local numbers available on the site)
Passcode: 774 5379 727

NASA Missions Provide New Insights into 'Ocean Worlds' in Our Solar System”, announced a NASA press release in April.  Life as we know it requires three primary ingredients: liquid water; a source of energy for metabolism; and the right chemical ingredients, primarily carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur. With this finding, Cassini has shown that Enceladus – a small, icy moon a billion miles farther from the sun than Earth – has nearly all of these ingredients for habitability.  Come hear Chris Glein of Southwest Research Institute discuss Cassini’s discovery of molecular hydrogen, a possible food source for (hypothetical) microbes in Enceladus’ salty subsurface sea.

The Cassini CHARM team will hold a telecon to discuss the amazing results about the habitability of Saturn's moon Enceladus.  It's your chance to hear about the science behind the discoveries and ask questions of the scientists.