Category: Planetary Exploration
Event Format: Conference
Date: 25-29 June 2012
Deadline for abstract: 2nd April 2012
Understanding the formation and evolution of the natural satellites of the planets is important, as a piece of the wider puzzle concerning the formation and evolution of the solar system as a whole. Significant progress has been achieved recently on the formation of the Moon and of the regular satellites of the giant planets. However, many questions regarding the different formation mechanisms are still unanswered. The goal of the symposium is to review all possible scientific mechanisms for forming the moons, and for driving their subsequent evolutions, and their consequences on our current understanding of solar system formation and evolution.
Web Site Address: http://www.sciops.esa.int/index.php?project=CONF2011&page=MOONS