2018 September 25
Juno & Jupiter discussed at the EPSC.
At the European Planetary Science Congress in Berlin this month, there was a full day devoted to Juno and Jupiter, at which the results from the mission so far were presented. Generally these talks confirmed and further explained the results already published and described at our London workshop in May, so you can consult a 5-page summary and the talks from that workshop at:
Although there was nothing radically new this time, it was useful for me to get a better understanding of results such as the ‘fuzzy core’ and the ‘auroral field-aligned currents’. Also, in an earlier session, Roland Young (Oxford) gave an interesting explanation of energy transfer in the visible atmosphere, as energy cascades from the ~2000-km scale to larger and smaller scales.
The abstracts for my two talks have been posted on our web page at:
These meetings are always valuable for personal meetings with colleagues, and here is a snapshot of most of the JunoCam team (Glenn Orton, Gerald Eichstadt, Mike Ravine, Fachreddin Tabataba-Vakili, with JHR behind the camera) plus Roland Young (on the left).