Space Studies graduate students Maggie Dievendorf, Gordon Gartrelle, Rachel Roberts and Paul Wren, along with recent Space Studies M.S. graduate Shankar Ramaseri Chandra attended the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference held March 20–24 in The Woodlands, Texas. Students and faculty had the following research presented:
Mineralogical Analysis of Asteroids 2521 Heidi, 2875 Lagerkvist, and 5134 Ebilson
R. V. Roberts, M. J. Gaffey
... 5134 Ebilson. R. V. Roberts1,2 and M. J. Gaffey1,2,3, Department of Space Studies, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota; Visiting astronomer at the IRTF under contract from NASA, operated by the University of Hawaii, Mauna Kea, HI.
Investigation of Doublet Craters on Ceres as Evidence of Main Belt Binary Asteroid Systems
P. F. Wren, R. A. Fevig
Abstract #2407 (E-Poster)
... CRATERS ON CERES AS EVIDENCE OF MAIN BELT BINARY ASTEROID SYSTEMS P. F. Wren1 and R. A. Fevig1, Department of Space Studies, University of North Dakota, Clifford Hall Room 512, 4149 University Ave Stop 9008, Grand Forks, ND, 58202 Introduction: A doublet crater is a pair of impact ...
Comparison of Gravity Fields Derived Using Ground Radar and Spacecraft Observations for Close Proximity Operations Around Asteroid 25143 Itokawa
S. N. Ramaseri Chandra, R. Fevig
... proximity operations around asteroid 25143 Itokawa. Shankar N. Ramaseri Chandra1 and Ronald Fevig1, 1Department of Space Studies, University of North Dakota, 4149 University Avenue Stop 9008, Grand Forks, ND 58202. Scope: The purpose of this project is to determine whether ground radar derived ...
Spectral Reflectance Properties of Mesosiderites
E. A. Cloutis, D. M. Applin, C. Kiddell, K. Tait, I. Nicklin, V. DiCecco, P. S. Hardersen
... Canada R3B 2E9, 2 Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2C6. 3 Dept. of Space Studies, Stop 9008, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA 58202. Introduction: Mesosiderites are a class of meteorites that consist of variable amounts of metal plus embedded ...
Spectral Variations of D-Type Asteroids at Different Heliocentric Distances
G. M. Gartrelle
Abstract #1088 (E-Poster)
SPECTRAL VARTIATIONS OF D-TYPE ASTEROIDS AT DIFFERENT HELIOCENTRIC DISTANCES. G. M. Gartrelle1 , 1University of North Dakota. Introduction: D-type asteroids present one of the most complex puzzles in asteroidal science. Their origin, dynamic evolution, and mineralogical makeup ...