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18 April 2023
Landslides as a dominant landscape process on icy satellites
Landslides as a dominant landscape process on icy satellites The journal Icarus has a very interesting new paper (Mills et al. 2023) that considers why some icy satellites of large planets, such as those orbiting Jupiter and Saturn (in particular Ganymede, Europa, and Enceladus), have smooth surfaces with very few impact craters. There is a good plain English summary of this work on the Interesting Engineering website too. Conventionally, the …