2008 Workshop

Evolution of small icy-silicate bodies 2008

A workshop on the theme "Icy Satellite and Small Body Evolution" was hosted at the Bear Fight Center, 18-20 February 2008. Bear Fight Center scientists were joined by scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and UCLA. The workshop focussed on not only analysis and modelling of data from the Cassini spacecraft, currently orbiting Saturn, but also looked forward to data that the NASA DAWN mission will return from the asteroids Ceres and Vesta. A wide range of topics were covered, including: the role played by both short and long-lived radionuclides in icy satellite and asteroid evolution; the evolving chemistry of satellite oceans; projects deemed necessary to aid interpretation of DAWN data; the interaction of water and hot silicates in planetary mantles; and the modelling of cryovolcanic processes.


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