Planetary and exoplanetary Lunch Seminar (PALS) for 2024-05-06

Series: Planetary and exoplanetary Lunch Seminar (PALS)
Date: Monday 06-May-2024
Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Location: ATL 1250 and Zoom (contact host Jacob Kloos for link)
Speaker: Olivier Barnouin (APL)
Title: Comparing the C-type asteroid Bennu to the S-type binary asteroid system Didymos

Abstract: We will review the remote sensing results obtained at the top-shaped asteroid Bennu collected by NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft. Likewise, we will explore observations obtained by NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft at the binary asteroid Didymos. We will note similarities and differences between the formation and evolution of the two bodies and assess what these may mean for our broader understanding of the evolution of small (<1km) asteroids in the Solar System.

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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