Seminars

Lecturer: Masaki N. Nishino (JAXA)
Date: 2019-10-03 10:00
Place: Aulan

Our current understanding of the lunar plasma environment

Masaki N. Nishino
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Abstract:
The Moon does not possess intrinsic magnetic field or thick atmosphere, but non-negligible parts of its surface are strongly magnetized. These features give rise to characteristic interaction with the solar wind plasma in a wide range of physical scales. Recent direct observations in orbit around the Moon by several spacecraft including Kaguya, Chandrayaan-1, and Artemis have brought us a lot of new information on the plasma and electromagnetic environment of the Moon. In this presentation, I will review recent observational results of the solar wind - Moon interaction, predominantly based on Kaguya data analysis.


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