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2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting Webcasts
Wednesday May 12, 2010
2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Beauvalet, Benecchi and Owen (Observatory Paris, PSI, JPL,Washington University)
Dr. William Owen (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Continuing astrometric observation of Solar System bodies remains important, to ensure that the quality of the ephemerides remains high. For 15 years JPL has been obtaining accurate astrometry to support ...
2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
John Spencer  (Southwest Research Institute )
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2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Mark Showalter, Doug Hamilton  (SETI Institute, UMD)
Dr. Mark Showalter (SETI Institute) Many of the small moons orbiting the outer planets are associated with faint rings of dust. Such rings are understood to arise as ejecta from meteoroid impacts into the moons' surfaces. Once freed from the moon, ...
2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Bryan Butler  (NRAO )
The next generation millimeter to submillimeter wavelength synthesis telescope, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), will be an excellent instrument for solar and extrasolar system studies. With outstanding antennas, receivers, and site (at 500 ...
2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Alessandro Morbidelli (given by William Bottke) (Observatoire Cote d'Azur )
I will discuss our preferred scenario for the dynamical evolution of the trans-Neptunian population: this population was part of a massive planetesimal disk that was dynamically excited, depleted and transported during a phase of orbital instability ...
2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
William Bottke (Southwest Research Institute)
Craters can be used to tell us not only about the history of a world but also that of the population striking it over time. The problem is that both are subject to many different evolutionary processes. Thus, to interpret the impact history of the wo ...
2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Hal Weaver, Alan Stern (JHU/APL, SwRi)
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Tuesday May 11, 2010
2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
John Grunsfeld (Space Telescope Science Institute)
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2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Alan Stern (SwRI)
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2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Hal Weaver (JHU Applied Physics Laboratory)
The Pluto system has never easily surrendered its secrets. After Pluto’s discovery in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh, 48 years passed before James Christy and Robert Harrington announced the discovery of Charon in 1978, which enabled the first accurate estim ...
2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Alan Stern (SwRI)
Pluto’s three known satellites, Charon, Nix, and Hydra, have similar colors and are known to share orbital planes and near commensurabilities in mean motion resonances. They also share the dynamical quality of each having nearly circular orbits, and ...
2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Andrew Steffl (SwRI, STScI)
Dr. Andrew Steffl (Southwest Research Institute) In May 2005 we obtained two orbits of HST time to observe the Pluto system with the Wide Field Channel (WFC) of the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). These observations resulted in the discovery of ...
2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Keith Noll (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Among the seeming oddities of Pluto was the discovery of Pluto's large companion, Charon. The Pluto-Charon binary remained unique in the solar system in terms of the relative sizes of the binary components until the discovery of many similar-sized sy ...
2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Hilke Schlicting (Caltech)
A wide variety of multiple systems have been discovered in the Kuiper Belt to date. Among these multiple systems we can identify, broadly speaking, two classes of binaries. The first class consists of collisionally formed satellites around the larges ...
2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Max Mutchler (Space Telescope Science Institute)
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2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Leslie Young (SwRI)
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2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Marc Buie (SwRI)
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2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
William (Bill) Ward (SwRI)
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2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Stanton Peale, Man Hoi Lee, Toby Cheng (UC Santa Barbara, Univ of Hong Kong)
Stan Peale (UCSB) W. H. Cheng, and M. H. Lee (Univ. of Hong Kong) If Charon is created by a giant impact with Pluto along with debris left in orbit, the limited extent of the debris disk requires an additional process to account for the current d ...
2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Will Grundy (Lowell Observatory)
This talk will review what is known about the spectral properties of Nix and Hydra from Hubble Space Telescope observations in the visible and near infrared. Relevant observations were obtained through programs 10427, 10774, 10786, and 11556 (the lat ...
2010 Hydra-Nix Meeting
Cathy Olkin (SwRI)
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