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Asteroid Families: Properties, Origins, and Evolution

August 3, 2017

When: August 3, 2017 3:30AM

Joe Masiero

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Asteroid families are the remnants of some of the largest impacts in our Solar System since the end of planet formation, and provide us a
laboratory for testing impact physics on a scale that is impossible on Earth.  I will provide an overview of the properties of asteroid
families, highlight some recent results, and describe the contributions of on-going asteroid surveys such as NEOWISE to our knowledge about these objects.

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