We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to our session entitled “Solar System Small Bodies: Relics of Formation and New Worlds to Explore” scheduled at the AGU Fall Meeting at San Francisco, December 12-16 2016.
Abstract deadline: 3 August 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT.
Submit an abstract to this session.
Session ID#: 13304
The composition and physical properties of Small Solar System Bodies (SSSBs), remnants of the formation of planets, are key to better understand our solar system. Increased knowledge of their surface properties and their potential as resources are also necessary to prepare for robotic and human exploration. Hints about the internal structure and composition of SSSBs have been acquired recently thanks to flyby/rendezvous data from space missions, study of complex multiple asteroid systems, or close encounter between asteroids. This session welcomes abstracts on the results bringing information on the internal structure and composition of SSSBs based on space and ground-based data, numerical models, as well as instrument/mission concepts in the prospect of future exploration.
Franck Marchis(SETI Institute & Iris AO), Julie C. Castillo (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and Padma A Yanamandra-Fisher (Space Science Institute)