Category: volcanism

Another smoking gun in the search for life in Enceladus’ ocean

Today, NASA-funded scientists announced a major new step in the search for life on Enceladus, Saturn’s sixth-largest moon, thanks to new data collected by the NASA/ESA Cassini mission. Enceladus has attracted a lot of interest because it has an active pole ...

Quiescent volcanic activity on Io in November 2010

On the first half-nights of November 29 and 30 UT, telescope time with the W.M. Keck II telescope and its Adaptive Optics (AO) was granted to us. The goal of this observation program was to search and study multiple asteroids. ...

Venus: Another volcanically active world?

Dear Planetary enthusiasts, Over the past week, we may have heard a lot about a famous volcano in Iceland, named Eyjafjallajokull, which forced more than 64,000 flights between Europe and the rest of the world to be canceled and affected the vacation ...

Cryovolcanism on Titan? – Un volcanism cryogenic sur Titan?

I attended the AGU Fall conference in San Francisco 2 weeks ago. I must admit that it is a delight to be able to attend such reputed conference without having to deal with airport, jet-lag and other inconveniences which comes ...