Geology and Origin of Europa's Mitten Feature (Murias Chaos)

  title={Geology and Origin of Europa's Mitten Feature (Murias Chaos)},
  author={Patricio Hernan Figueredo and Frank C. Chuang and Julie Ann Rathbun and Randolph L. Kirk and Ronald Greeley},
[1] The “Mitten” (provisionally named Murias Chaos by the International Astronomical Union) is a region of elevated chaos-like terrain in the leading hemisphere of Europa. Its origin had been explained under the currently debated theories of melting through a thin lithosphere or convection within a thick one. Galileo observations reveal several characteristics that suggest that the Mitten is distinct from typical chaos terrain and point to a different formational process. Photoclinometric… CONTINUE READING