Dr. Julia Kowalski coordinates glacier test as part of the EnEX Initiative
A joint glacier test was conducted by the Enceladus Explorer Initiative, EnEx, at Langenferner near Santa Caterina Valfurva in Italy between August 9 and 29, 2017. The goal of the initiative, funded by the DLR, is to prepare a space mission for the search for extraterrestrial life on the Saturnian moon Enceladus, which possesses extensive water bodies underneath a thick sheet ice. As part of the EnEx Initiative, the EnEX-DiMIce project, directed by Dr. Julia Kowalski, models the probes' melting process in ice.Two chains, measuring longer than 30 meters, were installed with temperature probes in the glacier to measure the temperature of the ice over a longer period of time. Click here to read the complete article.