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  29.01.2021 - Spectroscopy and Planetology - Seminario dott.ssa F. Mancarella 1 feb. ore 11:00

Lunedì 1 Febbraio dalle 11:00 alle 13:00, nell'ambito del corso di Tecniche Spettroscopiche, la Dott.ssa Francesca Mancarella terrà un seminario dal titolo "Spectroscopy and Planetology".
L'argomento trattato può essere di interesse più ampio rispetto ai soli studenti del corso.
Per assistere è sufficiente chiedere di partecipare al seguente Team:


The spectroscopy is a useful tool to study the structure and properties of matter. There are several applications of such technique including chemistry, biology, and materials physics, but itis largely used in astronomy and astrophysics. In particular, spectroscopy used as remote-sensing technique provides essential knowledge about the current state of planetary surfaces and atmospheres. Results provide key information about geologic, physical, and chemical structure as well as the evolution of a planetary body. Over the last decades, spacecraft studies have made possible significant observations of a large number of Solar System objects, including small bodies such as asteroids and comets, planets and their moons. In this lecture, Iwill describe some spectrometers in the payload of both NASA and ESAmissions to which the Group of Planetology Laboratory of University of Salento(PLUS) has collaborated, and the main results obtained. Such studies include the analysis of data from spectrometers orbiting around Mars, i.e. the PlanetaryFourier Spectrometer (PFS) for Mars Express mission, but also from the Visible and InfraRed Thermal Spectrometer (VIRTIS) onboard of Rosetta spacecraft around the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet. Our group is also involved in the design and optical characterization of the forthcoming spectrometer MAJIS (Moons AndJupiter Imaging Spectrometer) onboard of JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer), anESA spacecraft for the exploration of the Jupiter satellite system and in particular of Ganymede and the other icy moons.The final part will be focused on the description of the spectrometers present at PLUS which are useful for the interpretation of remote sensing data.

Ref. prof. M. Anni