Juno at Jupiter and Supporting Earth-Based Observations
|Convener: A. Mura | Co-Conveners: S. Bolton , J. Connerney , A. Adriani , Guillot , G. Orton|
NASA’s Juno mission is in orbit around Jupiter since July 4, 2016, to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter and, hence, the fundamental processes and conditions that governed our solar system during its formation.
Being the first spacecraft in a polar orbit around this gas giant, Juno’s scientific payload includes in-situ and remote sensing instrumentation for the study of the interior, of the atmosphere, for the first in-situ exploration of Jupiter’s polar magnetosphere and aurorae.
To increase Juno's scientific return, an Earth based observations of Jupiter and the solar wind has been organized.
This session welcomes presentation of results from the Juno measurements and the collaborative campaign during the first year of Juno’s prime mission.
The session will focus on data analyisis - and also on supporting theoretical modelling - on Jupiter’s interior structure, on its intense magnetic field and plasma circulation, on the deep atmosphere water and ammonia contents, and on the structure and evolutions of the planet's auroras.