Frontiers Lecture: A JUICE-y Journey to Jupiter

Part of Frontiers Lectures

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

An artist's rendering of NASA's JUICE Explorer, which will investigate Jupiter and three of its moons. © European Space Agency
In April 2023, the European Space Agency’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) launched.

Expected to arrive at Jupiter in 2031, JUICE will explore three of the planet’s moons, Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa. By orbiting Ganymede, JUICE will study the potential for habitability and search for evidence of a global ocean underneath the icy crust. 

Join Emma Bunce, director of the Institute for Space at the University of Leicester and co-investigator on the JUICE mission, for a special journey to Jupiter. Professor Bunce will discuss the mission's challenges in exploring Jupiter and delve into the intriguing possibilities for discovery arising from studying the electromagnetic interaction between these icy Jovian moons and Jupiter's rotating magnetosphere. 

This lecture series highlights the latest advances in our knowledge of the universe by presenting the work of scientists working at the cutting edge of astrophysics. These programs require a higher baseline knowledge and are not recommended for children under 16. 

This program utilizes OpenSpace software supported by NASA under award No NNX16AB93A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.