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Potential for Solar System Science with the ngVLA

de Pater, Imke and Butler, Bryan and Sault, R. J. and Moullet, Arielle and Moeckel, Chris and Tollefson, Joshua and de Kleer, Katherine and Gurwell, Mark and Milam, Stefanie (2018) Potential for Solar System Science with the ngVLA. . (Unpublished)

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Radio wavelength observations of solar system bodies are a powerful method of probing many characteristics of those bodies. From surface and subsurface, to atmospheres (including deep atmospheres of the giant planets), to rings, to the magnetosphere of Jupiter, these observations provide unique information on current state, and sometimes history, of the bodies. The ngVLA will enable the highest sensitivity and resolution observations of this kind, with the potential to revolutionize our understanding of some of these bodies. In this article, we present a review of state-of-the-art radio wavelength observations of a variety of bodies in our solar system, varying in size from ring particles and small near-Earth asteroids to the giant planets. Throughout the review we mention improvements for each body (or class of bodies) to be expected with the ngVLA. A simulation of a Neptune-sized object is presented in Section 6. Section 7 provides a brief summary for each type of object, together with the type of measurements needed for all objects throughout the Solar System.

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de Pater, Imke0000-0002-4278-3168
Butler, Bryan0000-0002-5344-820X
Sault, R. J.0000-0001-9209-7716
Moullet, Arielle0000-0002-9820-1032
de Kleer, Katherine0000-0002-9068-3428
Gurwell, Mark0000-0003-0685-3621
Group:Astronomy Department
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20190426-092643133
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ID Code:95016
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:26 Apr 2019 16:31
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