The Shaw Prize Lecture on Astromony 2019- The Voyager Journey to the Giant Planets and Interstellar Space
Two Voyager spacecrafts were launched in 1977 to explore Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. They revealed a solar system of surprising diversity, transforming our view of planets and their many satellites. The spacecrafts continued onward, searching for the boundary of the heliosphere, a giant bubble of plasma wind created by the sun. Outside the bubble lies interstellar space with matter from the explosions of other stars. In 2012, Voyager 1 became the first human-made object to leave the heliosphere and enter interstellar space. Six years later, Voyager 2 joined its sister spacecraft in exploring the space between the stars. In this talk, Professor Stone will talk about how he has led the Voyager project, which has transformed our understanding of the four giant planets and the outer solar system.
時間: 2019.09.26(四) 11:00~12:15
地點: 香港大學 研究生堂王賡武講堂
講者：Prof. Edward C. STONE(Shaw Laureate in Astronomy 2019; David Morrisroe Professor of Physics and Vice Provost for Special Projects, California Institute of Technology, USA)