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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October 2008Horizontal structures and dynamics of Titan's thermosphere

Müller-Wodarg, I. C. F., Yelle, R. V., Cui, J., & Waite, J. H. (2008). Journal of Geophysical Research, 113(E10), None. doi:10.1029/2007je003033

Early development, pattern, and reorganization of the planula nervous system in Aurelia (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa)

Nakanishi, N., Yuan, D., Jacobs, D. K., & Hartenstein, V. (2008). Dev Genes Evol, 218(10), 511–524. doi:10.1007/s00427-008-0239-7

Embryonic development and metamorphosis of the scyphozoan Aurelia

Yuan, D., Nakanishi, N., Jacobs, D. K., & Hartenstein, V. (2008). Dev Genes Evol, 218(10), 525–539. doi:10.1007/s00427-008-0254-8

September 2008The temperature of the Venus mesosphere from O2 (aΔg1) airglow observations

Bailey, J., Meadows, V., Chamberlain, S., & Crisp, D. (2008). Icarus, 197(1), 247–259. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2008.04.007

Lipid biomarker and phylogenetic analyses to reveal archaeal biodiversity and distribution in hypersaline microbial mat and underlying sediment

Jahnke, L. L., Orphan, V. J., Embaye, T., Turk, K. A., Kubo, M. D., Summons, R. E., & Des Marais, D. J. (2008). Geobiology, 6(4), 394–410. doi:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2008.00165.x

Hydrothermal vents and the origin of life

Martin, W., Baross, J., Kelley, D., & Russell, M. J. (2008). Nat Rev Micro. doi:10.1038/nrmicro1991

Brave new worlds

None (2008). Nature, 455(7210), 137–138. doi:10.1038/455137b

Characterization and spatial distribution of methanogens and methanogenic biosignatures in hypersaline microbial mats of Baja California

Orphan, V. J., Jahnke, L. L., Embaye, T., Turk, K. A., Pernthaler, A., Summons, R. E., & Des Marais, D. J. (2008). Geobiology, 6(4), 376–393. doi:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2008.00166.x


Rodríguez, L. F., Torrelles, J. M., Anglada, G., & Reipurth, B. (2008). The Astronomical Journal, 136(5), 1852–1856. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/136/5/1852

August 2008The evolution of photosynthesis...again?

Rothschild, L. J. (2008). The evolution of photosynthesis...again? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 363(1504), 2787–2801. doi:10.1098/rstb.2008.0056