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Empirical Determination of Radiolytic Products in Simulated Europan IcesThe chemical composition of Europa's surface is strongly influenced by energetic charge particle bombardment from Jupiter's magnetosphere. Here we report on progress in experimental work designed to address: 1) The production of radiolytic products in thermodynamic disequilibrium that could be utilized by known terrestrial microorganisms, and 2) The modification of complex organic molecules and degradation of biological material by the simulated Europan surface radiation environment.
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Conference Paper
Hand, P. (Stanford Univ. Stanford, CA, United States)
Carlson, R. W. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Chyba, C. F. (Stanford Univ. Stanford, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2004
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Publication: Workshop on Europa's Icy Shell: Past, Present, and Future
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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