In July of this year, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully completed its five-year primary mission to explore and better understand the hidden internal structure of Jupiter, the largest planet in our Solar System. Based on what we know about Jupiter’s chemical composition, researchers have been looking at Jupiter to help them advance their theories about what happens to ordinary matter when pushed to incredibly high pressures and densities that remain unobtainable in laboratories here on Earth. Jupiter may be showing us the way towards creating room-temperature superconductors made out of the ordinary and plentiful element hydrogen.
Join us for a review of what we have learned so far, and what we hope to discover as Juno embarks upon a five-year extension to its mission.
Following the talk, participants can enjoy live virtual close-up views of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, as weather permits.
The Presentation will also provide you with a report on the Perseids Meteor Shower and information about viewing naked-eye nova RS Ophiuchus that erupted on August 8th.
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