PC4 | By Jove! New revelations about Jupiter's planetary system
By Jove! New revelations about Jupiter's planetary system
Convener: Hazel GibsonECSECS
Tue, 16 Apr, 11:30–12:30 (CEST)
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Tue, 11:30
How much do we really know about one the largest planet in our Solar System? As new discoveries emerge from NASA’s Juno mission, observing the Jovian moon Io, another study examining asteroid fragments provides new data about the gas giant itself. An unique family of rare meteorite fragments has revealed the influence that Jupiter’s instability had on the evolution of our Solar System, particularly the asteroid belt between us, as late as 60-100 myr after its formation. Even as these fragments provide new understanding of Jupiter, NASA’s Juno Mission delivers brand new thermal data that indicates the presence of endogenic heat flow on Io, providing new information about the moon’s composition.

Chrysa Avdellidou
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Scott Bolton
Southwest Research Institute, United States of America

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