The Goddard's Science Task Group to Explore Ocean Worlds (OSEAN) is dedicated to the development of investigations in support of enabling high-priority science related to ocean worlds. Our team members are advocates and progenitors of new avenues of scientific inquiry enabled by the rapidly advancing exploration of this astrobiologically relevant objects. The initiative provides a forum for discussion and collaboration in the pursuit of greater scientific achievement.
Our team is composed of experts from many Goddard branches (e.g., cryospherics, ocean ecology, astrochemistry, magnetospheres, observational astronomy). Such a multi-disciplinary team allows for a thorough characterization of the exploration alternatives and science cases regarding ocean worlds.
Furthering previous studies of ocean worlds, our highly experienced team is now exploring and developing new avenues of scientific inquiry for this astrobiologically relevant objects. This initiative provides a forum for discussion and collaboration in the pursuit of greater scientific achievement.
Building on the shoulders of space exploration giants, Goddard concepts related to Ocean Worlds science are designed with great care for maximum reliability and performance. State of the art laboratories at the center ensure a thorough investigation of the multi-dimensional components of a space mission.