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  • Du 31 October 2022 au 31 October 2032
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Christophe Sotin’s conference « Les océans cachés des lunes de Jupiter et de Saturne » is part of the Erasmus + Strategic Partnership GeoPlaNet project. It is aimed at a broad audience in the region of Nantes. The conference is given in French. Thursday December 1, 2022. 7:00 pm, Museum d'histoire naturelle de Nantes.

The conference « Les océans cachés des lunes de Jupiter et de Saturne » is a Multiplier event of the Erasmus + Strategic Partnership GeoPlaNet project. 
Christophe Sotin is a professor at the Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géosciences de Nantes. He was hired by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory / Caltech in 2007 where he became the Chief Scientist for Solar System Exploration during the period 2012-2020. Back in Nantes in January 2021, he applies tools developed for the study of the Earth to interpret data acquired by space mission that have explored planets (Mars and Venus), satellites (Europa, Ganymede, Titan, Enceladus) and dwarf planets (Ceres) and to model the interior structure of exoplanets.
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Les océans cachés des lunes de Jupiter et de Saturne: Les missions spatiales Galileo autour de Jupiter et Cassini autour de Saturne ont révélé la présence d'océans sous la croûte glacée de certaines de leurs lunes. La conférence résumera l'état de nos connaissances sur le sujet à la veille de lancements de plusieurs missions dédiées à la caractérisation de ces océans extraterrestres.

The hidden oceans of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn: The Galileo space mission around Jupiter and the Cassini mission around Saturn have revealed the presence of oceans under the icy crust of some of their moons. The conference will summarise the state of our knowledge on the subject on the eve of the launch of several missions dedicated to the investigation of these extraterrestrial oceans.

➢ Thursday Dec. 1, 19 :00, Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, 12 rue Voltaire 44000 Nantes, See on google maps.