Conference. Oceans, ices and fire: the mysterious moons of Jupiter

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Emma Bunce Professor Planetary Plasma Physics. University of Leicester 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Santiago Grisolía Auditorium of the Museu de les Ciències
Conference. Oceans, ices and fire: the mysterious moons of Jupiter

Jupiter has many natural satellites, more than 60 in total, but when most people talk of the Jovian moons they are speaking of the Galilean moons, so-called as it was Galileo Galilei who first spotted these four diverse worlds through his telescope back in 1610. Since that time they have held a special place in our solar system.

They have changed the way we view the Universe: fiery Io, smooth icy Europa, planet-sized Ganymede, and scar-covered Callisto. Not only are they fascinating in their own right, but together they form a solar system in miniature around majestic Jupiter, interacting with their parent planet and the surrounding environment through the forces of gravity and electromagnetism.

The spectacular results of these processes range from sub-surface oceans to auroral emissions. This talk will introduce the basic properties of these mysterious moons and showcase the future European Space Agency mission, the JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) which will tour Jupiter, make multiple visits to Europa and Callisto, and finally be the first spacecraft to orbit the icy moon Ganymede. The mission is due for launch in 2022, and will reach the Jupiter system in 2030.

Free access. Until full capacity

7:30 pm: conference in the Santiago Grisolía auditorium
8:30 pm: end of the conference and start of the colloquium
9:00 pm: end of the activity

This conference will be recorded on video and broadcast live, and can be disseminated in any of the audiovisual media and / or spaces of the City of Arts and Sciences, as well as in the channels of dissemination of massive videos on the Internet.

PHOTO. ESA/ATG medialab NASA//J. Nichols (University of Leicester): University of Arizona

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