The Giant Planets in OpenSpace

Portrait of Jupiter from Cassini.
  • Saturday January 30, 2021
  • 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm EST
  • Caleb Keaveney
  • NC State University
  • Audience: Family

The giant planets of the Solar System hold some of the greatest mysteries in science. Where does it rain diamonds? Which of the planets could float in a bathtub? Why does Jupiter have stripes? How do storms work in other atmospheres? We will explore these and many other questions in this program using OpenSpace software, a NASA-funded data visualization project to investigate the cosmos. The giant planet Jupiter, with Saturn and star field in the background visualized with OpenSpace. Image: Caleb Keaveney.The giant planet Jupiter, with Saturn and star field in the background visualized with OpenSpace. Image: Caleb Keaveney. Click to enlarge.