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Cryovolcanism on the icy satellites

J. S. Kargel;
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  • Published: 13 Mar 2013 Journal: Earth, Moon, and Planets, volume 67, pages 101-113 (issn: 0167-9295, eissn: 1573-0794, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Evidence of past cryovolcanism is widespread and extremely varied on the icy satellites. Some cryovolcanic landscapes, notably on Triton, are similar to many silicate volcanic terrains, including what appear to be volcanic rifts, calderas and solidified lava lakes, flow fields, breached cinder cones or stratovolcanoes, viscous lava domes, and sinuous rilles. Most other satellites have terrains that are different in the important respect that no obvious volcanoes are present. The preserved record of cryovolcanism generally is believed to have formed by eruptions of aqueous solutions and slurries. Even Triton's volcanic crust, which is covered by nitrogen-rich fro...
free text keywords: Astrobiology, Formation and evolution of the Solar System, Lava, Geology, Lava dome, Basalt, Volcano, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Uranus, Clathrate hydrate, Cinder cone
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