Space and Planetary Sciences(P)
Session Sub CategoryPlanetary Sciences
Session IDP-PS01
TitleOuter Solar System Exploration Today, and Tomorrow
Short titleOuter Solar System Exploration
Main ConvenerNameJun Kimura
AffiliationOsaka University
Co-Convener 1NameYasumasa Kasaba
AffiliationDep. Geophysics Graduate School of Science Tohoku University
Co-Convener 2NameSteven Vance
AffiliationJet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech
Co-Convener 3NameSayanagi M. Kunio
AffiliationHampton University
ScopeThe giant planets provide many keys to understanding planetary processes. They play an important role in shaping our solar system, and the physical and chemical processes they harbor also provide a unique opportunity to study the phenomena relevant for studying Earth and other planets, including exoplanetary systems. In this session, we discuss a wide range of topics encompassing the giant planets and their moons, including their origins, interiors, atmospheres, compositions, surface features, and electromagnetic fields. To advocate for current and future outer planets exploration (Cassini, Juno, New Horizons, JUICE, and beyond), we also call for discussions on future missions to explore giant planet systems, including how to develop better international cooperation. Discussion in this latter category will include progress in developing a solar sail mission concept for observing the Jupiter system and its trojan asteroids.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
Invited authors Kelsi Singer (Washington Univ St Louis)
Fuminori Tsuchiya (Tohoku Univ)
Xianzhe Jia (Univ Michigan)
Brent Sherwood (JPL)
Simon Stahler (Munich University)