Mikhail Zolotov: Work on satellites of Saturn (Titan and Enceladus)

- Transformation of rocks and organic matter during aqueous processes in icy satellites

- Formation of methane, N2 and CO2 on Titan

- Chemical/mineralogical/organic transformations on early Enceladus and origin of its plume

 

Publications

Glein, C. R., Zolotov, M. Y. (2020) Hydrogen, hydrocarbons, and habitability across the solar system. Elements, 16, 47–52.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Postberg, F. (2014). Can nano-phase silica originate from chondritic fluids? The application to Enceladus' SiO2 particles. 45th Lunar and Planet. Sci. Conf. Abstract 2496. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Tobie, G., Postberg, F., Magee, B., Waite, J. H., and Esposito, L. (2011). Chemical and Phase Composition of Enceladus: Insights from Cassini Observations. Joint European Planetary Science Congress and DPS(AAS) meeting. October 2-7, 2011, Nantes, France, abstract EPSC-DPS-1330. pdf

Waite, J. H., Magee, B., Brockwell, T., Zolotov, M. Yu., Teolis, B., Lewis, W. S., and the INMS Team (2011). Enceladus’ Plume Composition. Joint European Planetary Science Congress and DPS(AAS) meeting. October 2-7, 2011, Nantes, France, abstract EPSC-DPS-61. pdf.

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2010) Chemical Disequilibria and Sources of Gibbs Free Energy inside Enceladus. Abstract P33A-1563 presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2010) Compositions of Oceans on Icy Solar System Bodies. Abstract P24A-02 presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2010) Oceanic Chemistry Evolution on Icy Moons. Astrobiology Science Conference 2010, [CD-ROM], abstract 5304. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2009) Dry Sources of Plume Emissions on Enceladus. Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., abstract P42A-06. pdf

Glein, C. R., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2008) Liquid Water vs. Hydrogen Cyanide on Enceladus, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(52) Fall Meet. Suppl., abstract P23B-1365. pdf

Glein, C. R., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2008) Oxidation State of Hydrothermal Fluids on Early Enceladus, Icarus, 197, 156-163. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2007) An Oceanic Composition on Early and Today’s Enceladus, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L23203, doi: 1029/2007GLG031234. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2007) Organic History and Ice-Rock Decoupling on Enceladus, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52) Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract P21B-0540. text

Zolotov, M. Yu., Mironenko, M. V., Glein, C. R., and Shock, E. L. (2007) The Formation and Nature of Early Oceans on Icy Satellites: Geochemical Constraints, Ices, Oceans, and Fire: Satellites of the Outer Solar System, August 13-15 2007, Boulder, Colorado [CD-ROM], abstract 6047. pdf

Glein, C. R., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2007) Hydrothermal Geochemistry as the Source of Plume Gases on Enceladus, XXXVIII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1251. pdf

Owen, T. C., Niemann, H., Atreya, S., and Zolotov, M. Y. (2006) Between Heaven and Earth: The Exploration of Titan. Faraday Discussions 133: 287-291. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2005) Water-Rock Reactions on Non-Planetary Bodies in the Early Solar System, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract P53A-07, Invited. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Owen T., Atreya S., Niemann H., and Shock, E. L. (2005) An Endogenic Origin of Titan’s Methane, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract P43B-O4, Invited. text

Owen, T., Atreya, S., Niemann, H., and Zolotov M. (2005) Titan: A Fiercely Frozen Echo of the Early Earth, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract U23A-08. text