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Exploring the outer solar system with space robots

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  • UserCarly Howett (Oxford, Physics)
  • ClockTuesday 24 January 2023, 20:00-21:00
  • HouseOnline, Zoom.

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Space robots have revolutionized our understanding of the outer solar system. For example, Cassini showed us that Saturn’s small moon Enceladus was active, and New Horizons showed us that Pluto is too. We will discuss what we know about this activity, its implications, and the bumps along the way in discovering them. We will also look ahead to two upcoming missions, and what they will teach us about activity, habitability, and the history of our solar system: Lucy and Europa Clipper. Finally, we will discuss some of my on-going research, which focuses on better constraining Enceladus’ endogenic activity by analyzing data taken by Cassini’s Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS).

This talk is part of the Trinity College Science Society 2022-23 series.

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