Colloquium on 23 October 2014
Small bodies in the Solar System

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Title: Small bodies in the Solar System
Speaker: David Trilling
Date: Thursday, 23 October 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: SAAO Auditorium

Abstract

There are millions of small bodies in the Solar System: asteroids, comets, and the like. Together, the ensemble properties of these small bodies can reveal the conditions under which the Solar System formed as well as the evolutionary processes taking place today. In this talk I will present recent results on several Solar System astronomy topics. I will present a summary of my primary sabbatical project during for my year here in South Africa — an outer
Solar System project — and some new results on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids. You will even get to hold a rock that fell from space!

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