EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019
Centre International de Conférences de Genève (CICG) | Geneva | Switzerland
15–20 September 2019
Geneva | Switzerland
15–20 September 2019
Planetesimals: primitive and differentiated small bodies, including Vesta and Ceres as seen after the Dawn mission
Convener: Mauro Ciarniello | Co-conveners: Julie Castillo, Daniele Fulvio, Simone Ieva, Katharina Otto, Marcel Popescu, Andrea Raponi
| Mon, 16 Sep, 15:30–18:30
Venus (Room 6)
| Attendance Tue, 17 Sep, 17:15–18:45 | Display Mon, 16 Sep, 08:30–Wed, 18 Sep, 11:00|Basement

This session welcomes contributions addressing asteroid science primarily building on data from the Dawn and other spacecraft missions, along with complementary observations from ground and space telescopic assets. Studies on the composition, geological properties, surface and internal processes of Vesta, Ceres, and other main belt asteroids in general are encouraged. We also foster studies on the formation of planetesimals, their differentiation, and further evolution, including their collisional break-up and creation of families of new generation asteroids. Contributions shedding new light on the processes driving asteroid accretion, evolution, and the information they bring to early solar system history, are also welcomed. This session aims to provide an update on the state of knowledge of the Main Belt.