PICS Seminar: Leslie Young (SwRI)

Leslie Young (SwRI)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"Selected Updates from the New Horizons Mission to the Pluto System"

In this informal talk, I will present a sampling of recent papers relating to the Pluto system and the New Horizons mission, emphasizing results from the last six months. These include hypotheses for the carving of Pluto's surface by sublimation; the composition of Pluto's moons; the final digital elevation models forPluto and Charon; and new work on Pluto's atmospheric structure and composition, and more.

About the Series

The MIT Planetary Lunch Colloquium Series [PlCS] is a weekly seminar series organized within the EAPS department. Colloquia topics span the range of research interests of the department's planetary sciences research program. The seminars usually take place on Tuesdays from 12-1:30 pm in 54-517 unless otherwise noted (term-time only). Speakers include members of the MIT community and visitors. Talks are intended to appeal to graduate students, postdocs, research scientists, and faculty with a background in planetary science. A light lunch is provided.