We invite contributions to a special session on the geology of Pluto,
its large moon Charon, and the smaller satellites Styx, Nix, Kerberos,
and Hydra, at the 2016 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, September
The New Horizons mission has revealed surprisingly complex geology
on the surfaces of Pluto and Charon. This session highlights the
geological diversity of both bodies, as well as evidence for vigorous,
ongoing activity on Pluto. By meeting time, most of the encounter data
will be on the ground, providing an ideal opportunity to synthesize
what we have learned of the geology of these remote worlds, and to
compare and contrast processes with those on the Earth, Mars, and icy
satellites. This session also serves as a companion to the special
Pardee Symposium on Exploring the Third Zone: The Geology of Pluto,
Charon, and the Kuiper Belt (P3).
Please consider submitting an abstract for this session. For more
The submission deadline is July 12, 2016.
William B McKinnon (Washington University in St. Louis)
Jeffrey M Moore (NASA Ames Research Center)
We hope to see you in Denver!