Splinter Meeting MinorBodies

Minor Bodies of the Solar System and Beyond as Witnesses of Planet Formation

Time: Tuesday September 10, 14:00-16:30 CEST (UTC+2)

Room: S21

Convenor(s): Susanne Pfalzner
Forschungszentrum Jülich

The Minor Bodies of the Solar System are the remnants of a once-abundant population of planetesimals, which are the fundamental building blocks of any planet. While likely abundant throughout the Galaxy, they can only be studied in detail in our Solar System. Large numbers of Minor Bodies have survived until today, for example, in the asteroid belt and transneptunian region. Very recently, two interstellar objects -- 1I/Oumuamua and 2I/Borisov -- were detected as they passed through the solar system. They are witnesses of planetesimal formation around other planetary systems. The central aim of this splinter meeting is to discuss what these minor bodies can tell us about the complex processes of forming the Solar System and other planetary systems.

Program

Tuesday September 10, 14:00-16:30 Minor Bodies of the Solar System and Beyond as Witnesses of Planet Formation (S21)

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