Rittenhouse Lecture: "Early Results from Juno's Exploration of Jupiter"

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 16:00
Scott Bolton, Southwest Research Institute

NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter launched in 2011 and arrived at Jupiter on July 4, 2016.  Juno's scientific objectives include the study of Jupiter's interior, atmosphere and magnetosphere with the goal of understanding Jupiter's origin, formation and evolution.  As the largest and most massive planet in our solar system, Jupiter offers unique insight in the history of our solar system and how planetary systems in general form and evolve.  Juno's multidisciplinary study of Jupiter constrains the interior structure and atmospheric composition, investigates Jupiter's deep atmospheric dynamics, and provides the first in-situ investigation of Jupiter's polar magnetophere and aurorae.  This presentation will provide early results from Juno's measurements of the gravity and magnetic fields, deep atmospheric microwave sounding, infrared, visible and ultraviolet images/spectra and an array of fields and particles instruments.


David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8