PS3.2 MediaJuno at Jupiter: results from onboard instruments and ground-based supporting observations
|Convener: Giuseppe Sindoni | Co-Conveners: Scott Bolton , Tristan Guillot , Alberto Adriani , Alessandro Mura , Glenn Orton|
The principal goal of NASA’s Juno mission is the understanding of the origin and evolution of Jupiter and, more generally, of our solar system. Moreover, representing an example of giant planet, Jupiter can provide important clues for the understanding of exoplanets.
Juno orbit insertion around Jupiter successfully occurred on July 4, 2016. Since then, the suite of science instruments aboard the spacecraft have investigated the planet’s interior, the intense magnetic field, the atmospheric composition, dynamics from the cloud tops to the deep atmosphere and the polar magnetosphere and auroras, with an unprecedented accuracy thanks to its polar orbit.
The Juno mission is continuously supported by organized campaigns of Earth’s ground-based observations, improving its scientific return.
This session welcomes presentations of the results obtained in the context of the Juno mission. It will also focus on data analysis and supporting theoretical modeling about Jupiter’s interior structure, intense magnetic field and plasma circulation, atmospheric composition (gases, aerosols and clouds) and dynamics, and the characterization of auroras.