Lecture Series: Science and Exploration of Phobos and Deimos

The “Science and Exploration of Phobos and Deimos” series is jointly organized and led by SSERVI teams at University of Central FL (CLASS) and Brown University/MIT (SEEED) with many SSERVI-affiliated institutions participating. A major goal is to identify major outstanding questions and scientific and exploration goals for robotic and human exploration of Phobos and Deimos.

The 13 weekly seminars with lectures given by leaders in the field will include opportunities for questions and discussion. The lectures will be accessible through Adobe Connect in real-time and will be recorded for on-line reference. All lectures will be held on Mondays at 3pm EDT/EST [1 hr lecture + 30 min discussion].

These talks will be broadcast online at the following link: https://connect.arc.nasa.gov/marsmoons/. (Note: The same link will be used for each seminar, active 30 mins before each talk). All talks will be archived at http://sservi.nasa.gov/event/planetary-evolution-phobos-and-deimos/

Sept 14: Introduction [discovery, physical properties, orbit…]; Dan Britt
Sept 21: The Age and Cratering History of Phobos; N. Schmedemann
Sept 28: The Formation & Effects of Stickney Impact on Phobos; K. Ramsley
Oct 5: The Character and Origin of Phobos’ Grooves; J. Murray
Oct 12: Ambiguity of Compositional Data for Phobos and Deimos; A. Rivkin/R. Klima
Oct 19: Geology and Geomorphology of Phobos and Deimos; S. Basilevsky
Oct 26: Origin of Phobos: Capture; J. Burns
Nov 2: Origin of Phobos: Co-accretion, Big Impact; R. Canup
Nov 9: Properties of Meteorite Analogues; C. Herd
Nov 16: Microgravity Within Mars’ Gravity Well; D. Scheeres
Nov 23: Space Weathering and Regolith, Dust; C. Pieters/M. Horanyi
Nov 30: Phobos-Deimos ISRU; P. Metzer/R. Mueller
Dec 7: Phobos as an Exploration Destination and Base for Mars Exploration; M. Gernhardt

A short biography for each speaker and recommended reading list for each topic is posted at:http://www.planetary.brown.edu/planetary/geo287/PhobosDeimos/

For more information visit: http://www.planetary.brown.edu/html_pages/brown-mit_sservi.htm