Jupiter's Icy Moon Ganymede Has Tectonic Faults Much Like Earth

Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede, is an icy world that astronomers believe hides a liquid ocean beneath its surface. That fractured surface, which jumbles old and new features together, has long hinted at a complex history astronomers have sought to understand. Now, a new study to be published in print November 15 in Icarus shows that Ganymede has undergone periods of tectonic processes much like those seen on Earth, bringing to light some of the moon’s tumultuous past. Researchers at th

Icy moon of Jupiter, Ganymede, shows evidence of past strike-slip faulting

A recently published study led by researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology reveals Ganymede, an icy moon of Jupiter, appears to have ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Phys.org

Icy moon of Jupiter, Ganymede, shows evidence of past strike-slip faulting, Wed 10 Oct 18 from Astrobiology Magazine

Icy moon of Jupiter, Ganymede, shows evidence of past strike-slip faulting, Wed 10 Oct 18 from Eurekalert

Jupiter’s moon Ganymede shows signs of “strike-slip” tectonic activity

This could, ultimately, help us look for extraterrestrial life in our solar system.

Mon 15 Oct 18 from ZME Science

Jupiter's moon Ganymede has Earthlike faults

The solar system's largest satellite may hold the key to understanding its sister moon, Europa.

Tue 16 Oct 18 from Astronomy.com

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