Ceres: Dispatches from a Dwarf Planet
Tuesday, March 22, 12:00 noon CDT (1:00 p.m. EDT, GMT –5) to
1:00 p.m. CDT (2:00 p.m. EDT, GMT –5)
The Woodlands Room
NASA’s Dawn mission has revealed Ceres to be a world of diverse landforms and rugged topography, and so far it seems to lack evidence of an ancient subsurface ocean. What have we learned about Ceres’ formation, evolution, and current state in the year since Dawn arrived? Members of the Dawn science team will discuss how Ceres has confirmed some of their hypotheses and surprised them in other respects.
Carol Raymond (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Dawn mission deputy principal investigator
Thomas Prettyman (Planetary Science Institute), Dawn mission co-investigator and lead for the Gamma Ray Neutron Detector (GRaND)
Maria Cristina De Sanctis, Dawn co-investigator and VIR leader at the National Institute for Astrophysics in Rome, Italy.
Ralf Jaumann (German Aerospace Center, DLR), co-investigator on the Dawn Framing Camera Team