2010 Annual Science Report

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Icy Worlds Reporting  |  SEP 2009 – AUG 2010

EPO Activity: Icy Worlds E/PO: Trading Cards (In Progress)

Project Progress

The Icy Worlds NAI E/PO team has been developing a set of Icy Worlds trading cards. These cards will include icy moons of the solar system, including Earth’s Moon; Jupiter’s moons Amalthea, Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto; Saturn’s moons Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Hyperion, Titan, Iapetus, and Phoebe; Uranus’ moons Miranda, Titania, and Oberon; Neptune’s moon Triton, and Pluto’s moon Charon.

These cards will each have a large image of the moon on the front, along with baseball-card statistics (mass, density, diameter, and distance from planet). The back of each card will have a short description of interesting features of the moon, including tie-ins with astrobiology (presence of water, hydrocarbons, etc.) and a smaller image detail of the moon.

The title card will include instructions for suggested uses of the cards, such as sorting them, learning about orders of magnitude, and talking about why astrobiologists find these moons interesting.

The cards each have a link to the Icy Worlds NAI website for more information.

The cards should be printed by the end of 2010.