Satellites of the outer planets: Their physical and chemical nature

@inproceedings{Lewis1971SatellitesOT,
  title={Satellites of the outer planets: Their physical and chemical nature},
  author={J. Scott Lewis},
  year={1971}
}
Abstract Steady-state thermal models for the icy satellites are constructed in which the energy released by radioactive decay in the interiors of the satellites is exactly balanced by the net radiative loss from their surfaces. It is shown that the Galilean satellites of Jupiter and the larger satellites of Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune very likely have extensively melted interiors, and most probably contain a core of hydrous silicates, an extensive mantle of ammonia-rich liquid water, and a… CONTINUE READING

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  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2017