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Starship Symposium London at RAS

Published: Oct 15, 2013 3:57:07 PM

APEX meetings starting this week 17 Oct

Published: Oct 15, 2013 3:28:39 PM

Earth

Iron in the Earth’s core weakens before melting

Published: Oct 11, 2013 3:39:00 PM

Mars, Acidalia Planitia and Tempe Terra

EPSC2013 features on UCL web front page!

Published: Oct 8, 2013 3:43:21 PM

UCL-EPSC 2013 logo. Credit: Dr. Pete Grindrod

The Planets have arrived in London! EPSC 2013 at UCL, 8-13 September

Published: Sep 8, 2013 10:03:00 AM

ESA selects instruments to be flown on its icy moons mission

28 March 2013

JUICE (Image credit: ESA)

The JUpiter ICy moons Explorer mission (JUICE) will study Jupiter and its large, ice/ocean-bearing moons. JUICE is planned to launch in 2022 and arrive in 2030. Dr Nick Achilleos (CPS / UCL Astrophysics) is part of the J-MAG Consortium, an international team of investigators who have successfully proposed one of the 11 scientific experiments to be flown on board this mission.

Their magnetometer instrument, J-MAG (Jupiter system Magnetometer, PI: Prof. Michele Dougherty, Imperial College) will play a vital role in characterising the magnetic interactions between the Jovian magnetosphere and the icy moons which orbit within that region. One of these icy moons, Europa, is of particular interest as it may harbour a subsurface water ocean.

Further information can be found on the ESA activities page.


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