- The Outer Planet Flagship Mission Joint Summary Reports were finally made available to the public. providing us with a chance to look at the final details of the Europa Jupiter System Mission and to examine possible science opportunites at Io during the mission. The downselection between the two Flagship targets, Europa and Titan, has been delayed to February 12. In the run-up to the downselection, a number of organizations are voicing their opinion on which mission should be selected. Nature and Van Kane sided with Titan; I sided with Europa.
- A new paper was released covering modeling of Io's atmospheric collapse and recovery during and after an eclipse, respectively. I made a neat looking cartoon, if I say so myself.
- I wrote a length post on the Juno mission and the potential for Io science from that forthcoming mission.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
This third week of January has proven to be quite a busy week for Io news, so here is a quick weekend recap for those who are just joining us: