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Buy my dad's book!

My dad! Wrote a book! If you like science and stuff, you should totally buy it.



The second-largest of Jupiter's four major moons, Europa is covered with ice; vast criss-crossing systems of mountain-sized ridges, jumbled regions of seemingly chaotic terrain, and patches that suggest upwellings of new surface materials from below. This book explores the underlying forces that shaped this incredibly complex, bizarre, and beautiful world.

In
Unmasking Europa, Richard Greenberg tells the story of how he and his team of researchers came to believe that the icy surface of Europa is a crust so thin that it can barely hide an ocean of liquid water below. The implications of this interpretation are immense. Warmth produced by tidal friction, chemistry, and connections from ocean to surface provide the conditions necessary for life far beyond what's normally thought of as our solar system's 'habitable zone.'

The book describes in clear but technically sophisticated terms—and with more than 100 NASA images and other illustrations—the remarkable history of research on Europa over the last four decade, as well as unique insight into how "big science" gets done today

Comments

Totally awesome.
neat- congrats to him! i love europa.

June 2010

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