Space and Planetary Sciences (P)
Session Sub-categoryPS
Session IDP-PS01
Title Outer Solar System Exploration Today, and Tomorrow
Short Title Outer Solar System Exploration
Date & Time
AM1, AM2 Thu, 25 MAY
PM3 Thu, 25 MAY
PM2 Thursday, 25 MAY
Main ConvenerName Jun Kimura
Affiliation Osaka University
Co-Convener 1Name Kunio M. Sayanagi
Affiliation Hampton University
Co-Convener 2Name Fuminori Tsuchiya
Affiliation Planetary Plasma and Atmospheric Research Center, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University
Session Language E
Scope The 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 (Juno, New Horizons, JUICE, Europa Clipper, Dragonfly 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. We also solicit presentations about new scientific results generated using data returned by space telescopes such as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
Presentation Format Oral and Poster
Collaboration Joint with AGU
Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences