Planetary and exoplanetary Astronomy Lunch Seminar (PALS) for 2022-09-26

Series: Planetary and exoplanetary Astronomy Lunch Seminar (PALS)
Date: Monday 26-September-2022
Time: 11:15-12:15
Location: Zoom (contact for link)
Speaker: Oriel Humes
Title: Understanding Jupiter Trojans Across the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Abstract: The history of the Jupiter Trojans, a population of asteroids that orbit within Jupiter’s Lagrange regions, is intricately tied to the earliest history of the Solar System itself. With the recent launch of the Lucy mission, which will visit the Trojans for the first time in the next decade, this population of asteroids has come under intense investigation. However, the traditional tools of ground-based asteroid spectroscopy have revealed little about the origins of this mysterious population. In this talk, I will make the case for studying Jupiter Trojans across the electromagnetic spectrum, combining insights from ultraviolet, visible, near- and thermal infrared spectroscopy to illuminate the story of these unique asteroids.

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