Science Seminars

JunoCam: Pictures of Jupiter from a new perspective

Speaker: Candy Hansen (Planetary Science Institute)
Date: Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: SPSC W120

Seminar Abstract:

The Juno spacecraft entered into a polar orbit around Jupiter in 2016 carrying JunoCam, a visible light camera. A new understanding of Jupiter’s clouds and storms is emerging from this unique perspective. Conceived as an outreach instrument JunoCam has engaged the public in many aspects of the real work of an imaging team. Stunning images have been processed by citizen scientists that show Jupiter in an entirely new way. New scientific findings about Jupiter’s atmosphere are also emerging.