A volcanically active planet is shown in closeup at the left side of the image with glowing eruptions and lines of lava on the surface. To the right and in the distance is a faint blue glowing ball representing the more massive planet in the system.Sixteen frames from Voyager 1's flyby of Jupiter in 1979 were merged to create this image. Jupiter's Great Red Spot is visible in the center. Jupiter's moon Europa can be seen in the foreground at the bottom left of the image.The frame is a horizontal rainbow of color on a grid. Shadows of molecules can be seen through the light as well as the jagged peaks and troughs of spectral lines.
Fizzy Super Earths and Lava Worlds“Fizzy Super-Earths: Impacts of Magma Composition on the Bulk Density and Structure of Lava Worlds.” in The Astrophysical Journal.01/03
Identifying Hydrothermal Activity on Icy Ocean Worlds“Ethene-ethanol ratios as potential indicators of hydrothermal activity at Enceladus, Europa, and other icy ocean worlds.” In Icarus.02/03
NASA Raman Spectroscopic Database"The NASA Raman spectroscopic database: Ramdb version 1.00.” In Icarus.03/03
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Choukroun, M., Grasset, O., Tobie, G., & Sotin, C. (2010). Icarus, 205(2), 581–593. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2009.08.011

Isotopic evidence for Fe cycling and repartitioning in ancient oxygen-deficient settings: Examples from black shales of the mid-to-late Devonian Appalachian basin

Duan, Y., Severmann, S., Anbar, A. D., Lyons, T. W., Gordon, G. W., & Sageman, B. B. (2010). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 290(3-4), 244–253. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.11.052

CO in methanogenesis

Ferry, J. G. (2010). Annals of Microbiology, 60(1), 1–12. doi:10.1007/s13213-009-0008-5

The Eons of Chaos and Hades

Goldblatt, C., Zahnle, K. J., Sleep, N. H., & Nisbet, E. G. (2010). Solid Earth, 1(1), 1–3. doi:10.5194/se-1-1-2010

Geographic controls on nannoplankton extinction across the Cretaceous/Palaeogene boundary

Jiang, S., Bralower, T. J., Patzkowsky, M. E., Kump, L. R., & Schueth, J. D. (2010). Nature Geosci, 3(4), 280–285. doi:10.1038/ngeo775

A Stratified Redox Model for the Ediacaran Ocean

Li, C., Love, G. D., Lyons, T. W., Fike, D. A., Sessions, A. L., & Chu, X. (2010). Science, 328(5974), 80–83. doi:10.1126/science.1182369


Najita, J. R., Carr, J. S., Strom, S. E., Watson, D. M., Pascucci, I., Hollenbach, D., … Gorti, U. (2010). The Astrophysical Journal, 712(1), 274–286. doi:10.1088/0004-637x/712/1/274


Ouellette, N., Desch, S. J., & Hester, J. J. (2010). The Astrophysical Journal, 711(2), 597–612. doi:10.1088/0004-637x/711/2/597

Refined stellar, orbital and planetary parameters of the eccentric HAT-P-2 planetary system

Pál, A., Bakos, G. Á., Torres, G., Noyes, R. W., Fischer, D. A., Johnson, J. A., … Henry, G. W. (2010). Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 401(4), 2665–2674. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15849.x

Mineral Environments on the Earliest Earth

Papineau, D. (2010). Elements, 6(1), 25–30. doi:10.2113/gselements.6.1.25