Astronomy - Current and future exploration of Jupiter and the asteroids

Ref: C2346641

17th century telescopic observations of Jupiter were used to support the Sun-centred view of the Solar System and in the determination of the speed of light. In more recent times, space missions such as Voyager, Galileo and the current Juno probe are continuing to provide detailed information about the giant planet and its nearly 80 known moons. Jupiter has great influence over the asteroid belt and we will look at the aims of a mission called Lucy.

Course aim

To give an overview of some important discoveries and ongoing research concerning the planet Jupiter and the asteroids.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain how early telescopic observations of Jupiter supported the Sun-centred view of the Solar System.
  • State two important findings from space mission sent to Jupiter and its moons.
  • State an aim of the Lucy mission to the asteroids

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Have a notebook and pen available. You will need internet access as this is an online course.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Astronomy - Current and future exploration of Jupiter and the asteroids

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