Seminar Series

Asteroid Families: Properties, Origins, and Evolution

Joe Masiero, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

03 Aug 2017 - 03:30

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.

LCO Seminar Series,
6740 Cortona Dr, Suite 102,
Goleta, CA 93117