Astronomy

Unsolved Mysteries of Planetary Geophysics

December 26, 2016, 12:19 PM HST
* Updated December 26, 12:22 PM
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"Geological Activity in the Solar System: New Discoveries and Unsolved Mysteries" at Keck HeadquartersKatherine De Kleer will present “Geological Activity in the Solar System: New Discoveries and Unsolved Mysteries” at the at Hualalai Learning Theater at the W.M. Keck Observatory Headquarters in Waimea on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, from 7 to 8 p.m.

From the elusive plumes of Europa to Enceladus’ dramatic cryovolcanic geysers and the extreme volcanism of Io, our solar system hosts a wide spectrum of active geological processes.

Over the past decade, major breakthroughs in planetary geophysics have been made by spacecraft missions, space-based telescopes and ground-based observatories—including Keck.

In this talk, De Kleer will survey recent discoveries on the nature of geological activity on solar system satellites and will discuss new mysteries that these discoveries have uncovered.

Keck Headquarters is located at 65-1120 Mamalahoa Highway.

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