Yamila Miguel (Uni. Leiden)

The interior of Jupiter revealed by Juno
When May 09, 2019 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
  • Colloquium
Where SH Lecture Hall
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Giant planets were the first planets to form and the most influential ones. Their interiors and atmospheres have crucial information to understand the origins of the solar system and of our own Earth. With the aim to reach a deeper understanding of Jupiter’s interior and atmosphere, the Juno spacecraft was sent to the biggest giant in the solar system, and its first results have fundamentally changed our understanding of this planet. In this seminar I will show the models we use to understand Jupiter's interior, the constrains we are obtaining regarding the amount and distribution of heavy elements in the interior of the planet, and our latest Juno results -including a much deeper understanding of Jupiter’s jet streams-, that will help us to reach a better understanding of Jupiter formation history.