LPL Colloquium: Dr. Matthew Hedman

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012
3:45 pm
Location: Kuiper Space Sciences
Room: 308

Dr. Matthew Hedman
Senior Research Associate
Cornell University

"What can Saturn's rings do for you?"

Abstract:
Saturn's rings are among the most picturesque structures in the outer solar system. However, planetary rings are not just pretty ornaments on the giant planets, they are also useful tools for addressing a wide variety of questions in planetary science. This talk will describe how observations of the rings by the Cassini Mission can provide insights into such diverse topics as planet migration in the early solar system, the distribution of small objects in the outer solar system, and the internal structure of giant planets.

Host: Richard Greenberg