PS3.2

Icy satellites and rings
Convener: Linda Spilker  | Co-Convener: Hauke Hussmann 
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 06 May, 13:30–17:00  / Room 26
 / Fri, 07 May, 08:30–10:00  / Room 26
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 06 May, 17:30–19:00  / Hall XL
This session will focus on new theoretical and observational studies of icy satellites and planetary rings of the outer planets. Contributions will be related to (1) structure and dynamics of planetary rings, (2) physical properties of ring particles and small satellites (3) interior structure and thermal evolution of icy moons (4) surface geology and composition of icy moons, (5) orbital dynamics including tides, satellite-satellite, and satellites-rings interactions. Recently obtained Cassini observations will be highlighted, as well as studies related to current and future exploration of the rings and satellite system of Jupiter (with emphasis on all aspects of Europa and Ganymede) in preparation for the Europa Jupiter System Mission (EJSM). Observations from Earth and space telescopes, theoretical models, and relevant laboratory data are of interest also.