Eric O'Dea Thesis Defense on July 19th
Eric O’Dea, Space Studies master’s student, will defend his thesis as follows. Please show your support by attending.
When: Tuesday, July 19th at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Ryan Hall, Room 111
Title: Identifying Igneous Asteroids in the Outer Main Belt
Topic: Early in the history of the Solar System, a transient heating event occurred that thermally altered much of the material now located in the asteroid belt. Near infrared spectroscopy of outer main belt asteroids 152 Atala and 245 Vera, using NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, can be employed to constrain the surface mineralogy of these objects. Interpretations of these surfaces will allow testing of the theory that igneous asteroids exist beyond the currently accepted boundary of 2.8 AU. The existence of such objects beyond 2.8 AU would have implications for the mechanism and timeline of the early Solar System heating event.
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The presentation will be posted on the space studies website archive page the following day at http://realmedia.aero.und.edu/real/flash.asp?class=spst/thesisdefense