Topic: Ice sheets

Europa's "chaos terrain"

Nov. 16, 2011
Europa's "chaos terrain"

Institute for Geophysics scientists find evidence for a "Great Lake" on Jupiter's moon Europa and a potential new habitat for life beyond Earth.

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Scientists Find Evidence for "Great Lake" on Europa and Potential New Habitat for Life

Nov. 16, 2011

In a significant finding in the search for life beyond Earth, scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere have discovered what appears to be a body of liquid water the volume of the North American Great Lakes locked inside the icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa.

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Terry Quinn Becomes Director of Institute for Geophysics

Aug. 26, 2009

Terry Quinn, associate director of the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named director of the institute. Quinn was interim director during the national search for a director this past year.

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