TITLE: Volcanoes: Near, Far and Really Far Away
SPEAKER: Ashley Davies
EVENT DATE: 10/27/2010
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 52 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Does life exist elsewhere in our solar system? NASA believes the best place to answer this question is Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter. The best way to understand how Europa works may be through studying the massive lava lakes on a neighboring Jupiter moon, Io. Dr. Ashley Davies of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses volcanoes.
Speaker Biography: Dr. Ashley Davies is a volcanologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He studies volcanic eruptions on Earth and Io, the volcanic moon of Jupiter. Dr. Davies has traveled to volcanoes in the most extreme environments on Earth in order to better understand how volcanoes work here, in order to better understand what is happening out there on Jupiter's volcanic moon, Io.