Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Session information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-PS Planetary Sciences

[P-PS01] Outer Solar System Exploration Today, and Tomorrow

Wed. May 27, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM A03 (APA HOTEL&RESORT TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI)

Convener:*Jun Kimura(Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Masaki Fujimoto(Institite of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Yasumasa Kasaba(Dep. Geophysics Graduate School of Science Tohoku University), Sho Sasaki(Department of Earth and Space Sciences, School of Science, Osaka University), Takayuki Tanigawa(School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health), Yasuhito Sekine(Department of Complexity Science and Enginerring, Graduate School of Frontier Science, University of Tokyo), kunio Sayanagi(Hampton University), Steven Vance(Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech), Chair:Takayuki Tanigawa(School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health), Fuminori Tsuchiya(Planetary Plasma and Atmospheric Research Center, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University)

The giant planets provide many keys to understanding planetary processes. They play an important role in shaping our solar system, and the physical and chemical processes they harbor also provide a unique opportunity to study the phenomena relevant for studying Earth and other planets, including exoplanetary systems. In this session, we discuss a wide range of topics encompassing the giant planets and their moons, including their origins, interiors, atmospheres, compositions, surface features, and electromagnetic fields. To advocate for current and future outer planets exploration (Cassini, Juno, New Horizons, JUICE, and beyond), we also call for discussions on future missions to explore giant planet systems, including how to develop better international cooperation. Discussion in this latter category will include progress in developing a solar sail mission concept for observing the Jupiter system and its trojan asteroids.

10:10 AM - 10:25 AM

*Tomoki KIMURA1, Sarah Badman2, Chihiro TAO3, Kazuo YOSHIOKA1, Go MURAKAMI1, Atsushi YAMAZAKI1, Fuminori TSUCHIYA4, Bertrand Bonfond5, Ralph Kraft6, Ronald Elsner7, Graziella Branduardi-Raymont8, Randy Gladstone9, Masaki FUJIMOTO1, HISAKI, Science team 1, HST, Cycle 20 go 13035 team 1, CXO, Cycle 15 go 15100276 team 1 (1.RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, 2.Department of Physics, Lancaster University, UK, 3.Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planetologie, France, 4.Planetary Plasma and Atmospheric Research Center, Tohoku University, Japan, 5.Laboratoire de Physique Atmospherique et Planetaire, Universite de Liege, Belgium, 6.High Energy Astrophysics Division, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, US, 7.NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Science Office, US, 8.Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, UK, 9.Department of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado, US)