Wed. May 23, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
A02 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)
convener:Takayuki Muto(Division of Liberal Arts, Kogakuin University), Munetake Momose(The College of Science, Ibaraki University), Hideo Sagawa(京都産業大学理学部, 共同), Masumi Shimojo(National Astronomical Observatory of Japan), Chairperson:Muto Takayuki
The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) starated its science operation in 2011, and long-baseline observations have become available since 2014. ALMA, with its high sensitivity and resolution, has provided us with qualitatively new information on star and planet formation and small bodies in our Solar System. For example, the discovery of narrow gap structures in the protoplanetary disks around young stars HL Tan and TW Hya enabled us to actually compare the long-standing theoretical models of planet formation with real observations. In our solar system, 60km pixel-scale non-uniform brightness distribution and the rotation of the asteroid Juno are detected. Spatially-resolved thermal mapping of Europa icy surface enables us to search for thermal anomaly in possible plume source regions. As of Cycle 4, Solar observations are available, enabling us, for example, to determine the physical parameters of plasmoid quantitatively. In this session, we overview the latest results of ALMA observations in the field of planetary sciences. We also accept any theoretical and experimental works that are closely related to the observations and discuss the impact on the planetary science community.