SB4Asteroids and parent bodies of meteorites: Observations, experiments, models
|Convener: Wladimir Neumann | Co-conveners: Marco Ferrari , Sabrina Schwinger , Eleonora Ammannito , Ottaviano Ruesch|
The asteroids in particular and the asteroid-comet-dwarf planet continuum in general bear the signature of the birth of the solar system. Their observed properties allow for testing theories regarding the evolution of the solar system's planetary objects and of their prospective development. Additional important insights into this exciting field of research are provided by the laboratory investigations of the samples delivered to the Earth in the form of meteorites and by sophisticated numerical models.
We welcome contributions on the latest results from ground and space observations and numerical and dynamical models of asteroids/dwarf planets, as well as on laboratory investigations and models of the parent bodies of various meteorite groups.
Presentations regarding recent and upcoming space missions that will provide new constraints on asteroid characteristics and test models and theories are further subjects of the session.