LIFE: Life Investigation For Enceladus A Sample Return Mission Concept in Search for Evidence of Life.

@article{Tsou2012LIFELI,
  title={LIFE: Life Investigation For Enceladus A Sample Return Mission Concept in Search for Evidence of Life.},
  author={Peter Tsou and Donald E. Brownlee and Christopher P McKay and Ariel D Anbar and Hajime Yano and Kathrin Altwegg and Luther W. Beegle and Richard William Dissly and Nathan J. Strange and Isik Kanik},
  journal={Astrobiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 8},
  pages={
          730-42
        }
}
  • Peter Tsou, Donald E. Brownlee, +7 authors Isik Kanik
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Astrobiology
  • Life Investigation For Enceladus (LIFE) presents a low-cost sample return mission to Enceladus, a body with high astrobiological potential. There is ample evidence that liquid water exists under ice coverage in the form of active geysers in the "tiger stripes" area of the southern Enceladus hemisphere. This active plume consists of gas and ice particles and enables the sampling of fresh materials from the interior that may originate from a liquid water source. The particles consist mostly of… CONTINUE READING

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