There will be a session on the largest two planetary bodies within the main asteroid belt at this year’s AGU Fall Meeting, 14-18 December 2015.
Though the session is focussed on Ceres and Vesta, presentations on recent advances in small body research are welcome.
Please consider submitting an abstract for this session. Further details are provided below.
Abstract submission deadline is 5 August 2015.
Ceres and Vesta are the largest bodies in the main asteroid belt. Unlocking their geological histories will advance our understanding of how proto-planets form and evolve. This session is focused on Dawn mission data and its three onboard instruments: two framing cameras (FC), the visible and IR spectrometer (VIR), and the gamma-ray and neutron spectrometer (GRaND). First results from Ceres observations constitute the highlights of this session supplemented by thorough investigations on Vesta geology. Complementary Earth-based (ground and orbital) observations along with laboratory, numerical, and theoretical applications and analyses are particular welcome.
Primary Section/Focus Group: Planetary Sciences
Conveners: Thomas Platz (MPS/PSI), Andreas Nathues (MPS), Eleonora Ammannito (UCLA), Vishnu Reddy (PSI)