The secret life of satellites

Judith Ardèvol, ICCUB-IEEC
Host Institution


It seems easy to explain what the Moon is, but our only natural satellite still holds many secrets: Why does it always show us the same face? What is its origin? Not to talk about the rest of the natural satellites of the Solar System, How many of them have we discovered? How do they move? What are they made of? Our imagination has no limits. From ones that look like small asteroids, to another that is half the size of the body around which it orbits. Some have a very curious appearance. And even one that has its own atmosphere! Each satellite is unique and at the same time, they all have a common feature: even today, they all hold many mysteries to discover.

By Judith Ardèvol (ICCUB-IEEC)


Speaker description: I have been passionate about astronomy since I was young and I am currently doing my doctorate at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB). In my day to day I study observations and simulations to investigate the spiral arms of the Milky Way by comparing stars of different ages. My goal is to understand the structure of our galaxy and its evolution. In my spare time, I keep looking up to the stars: what I like most is observing the night sky and disseminating astronomy and science in general. I have been a member of Aster, the Astronomical Association of Barcelona, ​​for almost 10 years and my priority is making people enjoy the wonders of the Universe.

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