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Written for middle school teachers

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Some of the most interesting results of the Galileo mission so far have centered on the interpretation of geological activity on Jupiter's moon Europa. This module includes several activities designed to introduce students to concepts related to properties of matter, styles of deformation, and the nature of Europa's icy crust. In addition, similarities are drawn between geological processes on Europa and Earth, as well as the possibility that a subsurface ocean existed on Europa in the past (and perhaps still exists today). Additional exercises may be posted in the future, as data from the extended Galileo Europa Mission continues to intrigue scientists and students alike.

Goals: Use images of Europa to demonstrate


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This module was written by Brian Exton (National Optical Astronomy Observatories, Tucson AZ).

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