Planetary and exoplanetary Lunch Seminar (PALS) for 2024-03-04

Series: Planetary and exoplanetary Lunch Seminar (PALS)
Date: Monday 04-Mar-2024
Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Location: ATL 1250 and Zoom (contact host Jacob Kloos for link)
Speaker: Tony Farnham (UMD)
Title: A Tour Through the Aftermath of the DART Experiment

Abstract: The DART mission crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid to prove the concept of using a kinetic impactor to change the trajectory of an object that would otherwise hit the Earth. DART carried a companion smallsat, LICIACube, that was released before the event and obtained images of the aftermath of the impact during its flyby 167 seconds after. We provide a summary of the primary results from the DART experiment and discuss preliminary results from our ongoing three-dimensional analyses of the ejecta and other phenomena observed by LICIACube.

If you have any questions, contact the PALS hosts: Jacob Kloos (small bodies) and Matt Nixon (exoplanets).


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


Directions and information about parking can be found here.

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