A song of fire and ice across the Solar System

This collection highlights research on volcanism and the presence of (water-) ice across planets and rocky bodies of our Solar System, published in Nature Communications. Volcanic processes on other terrestrial bodies are thought to be driven by very similar mechanics and physico-chemical processes as on Earth – studying their deposits and morphological structures via rovers and/or satellites therefore allows scientists to draw implications on geologic processes, that may otherwise not be recognized.

The quest for finding water on other bodies than Earth touches one of the most intriguing questions not only in science but also in philosophy: are we alone? Life as we know it can only exist with the presence of water – scientists therefore search for traces of water and ice all across our Solar System.

Water across the Solar System

Volcanism across the Solar System