Modeling of Europa’s Rarefied Exosphere and the Morphological Evolution of Europa’s Icy Surface

UT Austin PI: David Goldstein
CO-PIs: Philip Varghese, L. Trafton
Funding Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Award: $45K

Simulations of shape change of the icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa and whether surface roughness would prevent a successful landing by a spacecraft.