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Autonomous detection of volcanic plumes on outer planetary bodies

Yucong Lin, Melissa Bunte, Srikanth Saripalli, Ronald Greeley
2012 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation  
We demonstrated methods of detecting volcanic plumes on the planetary satellites Io and Enceladus using spacecraft images from the Voyager, Galileo, New Horizons, and Cassini missions.  ...  We experimentally evaluated the efficacy of various autonomous supervised classification techniques for detecting transient geophysical phenomena.  ...  INTRODUCTION Spacecraft missions to the outer solar system have identified active transient volcanic eruptive events on multiple planetary bodies ( Figure 1 ).  ... 
doi:10.1109/icra.2012.6224796 dblp:conf/icra/LinBSG12 fatcat:tr3fxkk5wna7xc7sd4eszwnuii

Deep Ocean Passive Acoustic Technologies for Exploration of Ocean and Surface Sea Worlds in the Outer Solar System

Robert Dziak, NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Don Banfield, Ralph Lorenz, Haruyoshi Matsumoto, Holger Klinck, Richard Dissly, Christian Meinig, Brian Kahn
2020 Oceanography  
Butterfield for perspectives on the oxygen requirements of chemosynthetic life.  ...  planetary bodies, and provide insight into similar systems on Earth.  ...  the outer surface of a planetary ice shell.  ... 
doi:10.5670/oceanog.2020.221 fatcat:xlwfx3jekrdt3iudttvqxukolu

Image processing onboard spacecraft for autonomous plume detection

David R. Thompson, Melissa Bunte, Rebecca Castaño, Steve Chien, Ronald Greeley
2012 Planetary and Space Science  
We propose a detection method based on horizon identification with Random Sample Consensus (RANSAC). The approach evidences reliable performance on a test set of plume images from Enceladus and Io.  ...  This demands a prohibitive fraction of the spacecraft's limited cache and bandwidth, and precludes sustained surveys of plume activity.  ...  Copyright 2011 California Institute of Technology. All Rights Reserved. US Government Support Acknowledged.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.pss.2011.11.006 fatcat:wbksujw75bhkjmlkaazzr2vozy

Exploring Mount Erebus by walking robot

David Wettergreen, Chuck Thorpe, Red Whittaker
1993 Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
This paper will appear in a special issue of Robotics and Autonomous Systems under the title "Exploring Mount Erebus by Walking Robot."  ...  We would like to thank the pilots and crew of the U.S. Navy VXE-6 for helicopter support.  ...  On December 28, we began transporting Dante to the rim of the outer crater.  ... 
doi:10.1016/0921-8890(93)90022-5 fatcat:bjjobrcq3bc3ji4qj7le62hika

The NASA Roadmap to Ocean Worlds

Amanda R. Hendrix, Terry A. Hurford, Laura M. Barge, Michael T. Bland, Jeff S. Bowman, William Brinckerhoff, Bonnie J. Buratti, Morgan L. Cable, Julie Castillo-Rogez, Geoffrey C. Collins, Serina Diniega, Christopher R. German (+16 others)
2019 Astrobiology  
In this article, we summarize the work of the NASA Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) Roadmaps to Ocean Worlds (ROW) group.  ...  A major finding of this study is that, to map out a coherent Ocean Worlds Program, significant input is required from studies here on Earth; rigorous Research and Analysis studies are called for to enable  ...  Some of this work was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with NASA. Author Disclosure Statement No competing financial interests exist.  ... 
doi:10.1089/ast.2018.1955 pmid:30346215 pmcid:PMC6338575 fatcat:4x6424qkifbj3eyl556pzzhzsi

Review on space robotics: Toward top-level science through space exploration

Yang Gao, Steve Chien
2017 Science Robotics  
Robotics and autonomous systems have been instrumental to space exploration by enabling scientific breakthroughs and by fulfilling human curiosity and ambition to conquer new worlds.  ...  We provide an overview of space robotics as a rapidly emerging field, covering basic concepts, definitions, historical context, and evolution.  ...  Future proposed applications include detection and tracking of plumes (33) or surface volatiles at primitive bodies (25) .  ... 
doi:10.1126/scirobotics.aan5074 pmid:33157901 fatcat:rrivcnwp2fdjlcs5ytva6efhsm

Assessing the Ecophysiology of Methanogens in the Context of Recent Astrobiological and Planetological Studies

Ruth-Sophie Taubner, Christa Schleper, Maria Firneis, Simon Rittmann
2015 Life  
Several studies revealed that growth conditions of methanogens are compatible with environmental conditions on extraterrestrial bodies throughout the Solar System.  ...  Eventually, we give an outlook on the feasibility and the necessity of future astrobiological studies concerning methanogens.  ...  The detection of subsurface water aquifers on the icy moons in the outer Solar System extended the group of potential habitats by far.  ... 
doi:10.3390/life5041652 pmid:26703739 pmcid:PMC4695842 fatcat:znjv5ti3gzf3nk2ld2vhf6hh2a

Key Technologies and Instrumentation for Subsurface Exploration of Ocean Worlds

Bernd Dachwald, Stephan Ulamec, Frank Postberg, Frank Sohl, Jean-Pierre de Vera, Christoph Waldmann, Ralph D. Lorenz, Kris A. Zacny, Hugo Hellard, Jens Biele, Petra Rettberg
2020 Space Science Reviews  
Simpler mission concepts involve impactors and penetrators or -in the case of Enceladus -plume-fly-through missions.  ...  The exploration of their oceans requires landing on the surface, penetrating the thick ice shell with an ice-penetrating probe, and probably diving with an underwater vehicle through dozens of kilometers  ...  We would also like to thank the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) and in particular the organizers and sponsors of the workshop "ExoOceans: Space Exploration of the Outer Solar System Icy Moons  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11214-020-00707-5 fatcat:yt4g2zqnwvfsbfl7doqjeffio4

A Multi-Channel Algorithm for Mapping Volcanic Thermal Anomalies by Means of Sentinel-2 MSI and Landsat-8 OLI Data

Francesco Marchese, Nicola Genzano, Marco Neri, Alfredo Falconieri, Giuseppe Mazzeo, Nicola Pergola
2019 Remote Sensing  
more intense volcanic thermal anomalies despite some limitations (e.g., missed detections because of clouds/volcanic plumes).  ...  scheme of satellite data analysis.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11232876 fatcat:7n3ffrvgqfctljbpxgqi2i2xji

Internet of Spacecraft for Multi-Planetary Defense and Prosperity

Yiming Huo
2022 Signals  
Furthermore, perspectives on the legislation, management, and supervision of founding the proposed SCADN are also discussed in depth.  ...  As private spaceflight and multi-planetary immigration gradually become realities from science fiction (sci-fi) and theory, both opportunities and challenges will be presented.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The author declares no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/signals3030026 fatcat:wmair65nnneepmft25jf44lawe

Internet of Spacecraft for Multi-planetary Defense and Prosperity [article]

Yiming Huo
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Furthermore, the perspectives on the legislation, management, and supervision of founding the proposed SCADN are also discussed in depth.  ...  As private spaceflight and multi-planetary immigration gradually become realities from science fiction (sci-fi) and theory, both opportunities and challenges are presented.  ...  The second one is The Outer Space Treaty (OST), formally the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies  ... 
arXiv:2205.08567v1 fatcat:nso4wqffzrcl7jwm3cbzlah7im

Ma [chapter]

Nicholas Arndt
2015 Encyclopedia of Astrobiology  
Ma is the most common unit of time used to describe events through most of the history of the Earth, the other planets, and meteorites.  ...  ., the Earth is 4,560 Ma old), while the English accusative, years, expresses a period of time (e.g., the Archean eon lasted for 2,000 Myr).  ...  Large planetary volcanic structures, such as ▶ Olympus Mons on Mars and Artemis on Venus, have also been attributed to mantle plumes.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-662-44185-5_912 fatcat:v2en4jninbbbjeubtc255fdw4m

Heterogeneity of Seismic Wave Velocity in Earth's Mantle

Jeroen Ritsema, Vedran Lekić
2020 Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Science  
Seismology provides important constraints on the structure and dynamics of the deep mantle.  ...  Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Volume 48 is May 29, 2020.  ...  hotspots around the world (e.g., Zhao 2004) , the study by Montelli et al. (2004) was the first to claim detections of more than 20 plumes, estimating them to be wider than 500 km.  ... 
doi:10.1146/annurev-earth-082119-065909 fatcat:ksex7ye45rh5nkrvkv56z2bacy

Volcanic rifting at Martian grabens

Daniel Mège
2003 Journal of Geophysical Research  
The ambient extensional stress field induced by regional body forces is combined at depth with decompression melting and mantle plume thermal anomaly, resulting in emplacement of elongated magma reservoirs  ...  We conclude from this study that giant dike swarms akin to typical giant terrestrial dike swarms are unlikely to underlie the volcanic Martian grabens on the basis one graben-one dike.  ...  Jean-Pierre Peulvast, Laurent Montési, and the JGR Associate Editor are thanked for their comments on the content and form of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1029/2002je001852 fatcat:awgfweiuj5b3llltlyupx4qzcy

DETECTION, CLASSIFICATION, AND ANALYSIS OF SINUOUS RILLES ON THE NEAR-SIDE OF THE MOON

Sofia Fiorucci, Laura Melelli, Maria Teresa Brunetti
2021 Zenodo  
The argument of this master's thesis takes its bases on the Moon Mapping international project, which started in early 2015 and ended in 2017, for a total length of three years.  ...  The study area is concentrated in the quadrant with latitude 0°N-60°N and longitude 270°E-300°E of the Near Side of the Moon.  ...  Evidence of this phenomenon can be found on other planetary bodies such Ganymede and Calisto (Figure 3.14 A-B).  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4895449 fatcat:fygil2k5nzb6tjdrlh476qhtay
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