Public Lectures

The Juno Mission to Jupiter: What’s Inside the Giant Planet?

Published on February 8, 2012

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Speaker:Dr. Fran Bagenal
Date:Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012
Time:7:30 PM; doors open at 7:00 PM
Location:LSTB-299, Auditorium

Seminar Abstract:

NASA’s JUNO mission was launched in August 2011 and will go into orbit over Jupiter’s poles in about 5 years. JUNO carries instruments that will probe Jupiter’s deep interior and measure the amount of water—a key component of solar system evolution. JUNO is the first spacecraft to fly over Jupiter’s aurora and will measure both the energetic particles raining down on the planet and the bright “northern & southern lights” they excite.

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