tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post5361397325202326638..comments2020-11-09T07_43_07.776-08_00Comments on Mike Brown's Planets: Europa is hot!Unknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger13125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post-35864831621697311092017-07-07T07_34_08.412-07_002017-07-07T07_34_08.412-07_00Write more posts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...Write more posts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post-31918534670222462292017-06-28T12_37_02.652-07_002017-06-28T12_37_02.652-07_00Why does the thermal model put a cold spot on that...Why does the thermal model put a cold spot on that location? In the data, the difference from the surrounding area seems rather small.Ambi Valenthttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03488247852564879628noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post-90520019773457945742017-05-05T09_42_28.611-07_002017-05-05T09_42_28.611-07_00more or less.more or less.Mike Brownhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04402191029077523538noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post-56583765763495054852017-05-05T00_38_43.192-07_002017-05-05T00_38_43.192-07_00Hi,Is the Europa hot spot at Pwyll?Hi,Is the Europa hot spot at Pwyll?Herbhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07126154336923938154noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post-65759428572231897732017-05-03T02_08_46.236-07_002017-05-03T02_08_46.236-07_00This comment has been removed by the author.Marketing for small businesshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18036367629138672723noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post-41947476524449571402017-04-25T15_45_44.965-07_002017-04-25T15_45_44.965-07_00I tend to be similarly cynical. The recent Encelad...I tend to be similarly cynical. The recent Enceladus discovery of H2 is more significant though, I would say, because we now know we could pick up terrestrial microbes and place them inside of Enceladas and they would survive and reproduce. That has never been known before, so even in the face of my general cynicism I find that pretty exciting!Mike Brownhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04402191029077523538noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post-25844586134331876562017-04-25T15_17_07.506-07_002017-04-25T15_17_07.506-07_00yeah, Clipper is NASA/Europa, JUICE is ESA/the oth...yeah, Clipper is NASA/Europa, JUICE is ESA/the other moons, basically.Mike Brownhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04402191029077523538noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post-23452877312362468152017-04-18T18_54_53.804-07_002017-04-18T18_54_53.804-07_00Every time an announcement is made about the possi...Every time an announcement is made about the possibility of life outside of Earth is met with apathy, because I have become jaded over such things. No longer is the possibility of something good enough to grab my attention. People have been discussing this topic for millennia, but I need direct evidence to get me excited. <br /><br />On Earth, smokestacks on the beds of our oceans where not a single faint ray of sunlight is present, are teaming with life, but Earth&#39;s great aquatic wildernesses are replete with life of many sorts. Algae grows within ice in Antarctica, but so what. Life may be fickle, it may not know what it wants or needs and scientists seem to be chasing chimaeras, perhaps to keep astronomy not just relevant, but exciting.<br /><br />A couple of months ago it was Enceladus that was spotlighted for its possible suitability for life because tidal heating may bring its frozen ocean to a liquid state beneath an ice sheet. Have we discovered whales swimming under the ice sheet, probably not; whales are mammals (at least they are, here on Mercury...I mean Earth) that need to surface to breath air...perhaps they are whale sharks?<br /><br />Or is life present on Titan, Ganymede, Callisto...Ceres, hummm...do not get your hopes up. <br /><br />Even if living bacteria was discovered on another world, it would be a significant find, but chasing plumes of vapor, mist or lollipops seems like chasing shadowy dreams.<br /><br /> G. Smithnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post-61989523737964770642017-04-15T22_53_51.033-07_002017-04-15T22_53_51.033-07_00which one is the Clipper Mission? is that a diffe...which one is the Clipper Mission? is that a different than JUICE? Are they both going to launch in the early 20&#39;s?<br /><br />RudyRodolfohttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02724246030856012244noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post-47132443165316246732017-04-15T18_05_20.339-07_002017-04-15T18_05_20.339-07_00My suspicion is that it is quickly getting too lat...My suspicion is that it is quickly getting too late for changes. But maybe not QUITE too late.....Mike Brownhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04402191029077523538noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post-57656293165006917652017-04-14T16_59_48.289-07_002017-04-14T16_59_48.289-07_00Sam has kept me informed about these fascinating ...Sam has kept me informed about these fascinating results. Question? Might the new data from Enceladus cause any changes to the instrumentation on the Clipper Mission?<br /><br />A very proud Grandfather,<br /><br />Donald TrumboDonald Trumbohttp://www.opus1.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post-89465088607209982572017-04-13T13_02_51.122-07_002017-04-13T13_02_51.122-07_00fixing....fixing....Mike Brownhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04402191029077523538noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post-9341805729334115302017-04-13T12_08_26.989-07_002017-04-13T12_08_26.989-07_00Fascinating. I&#39;ll stay tuned. BTW, in the text...Fascinating. I&#39;ll stay tuned.<br />BTW, in the text on the graphics for &quot;not the change in temperature scale;&quot; read &quot;note the change in temperature scale;&quot;? 😎Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07242571252103718566noreply@blogger.com