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Origins of Volatiles in Habitable Planets: The Solar System and Beyond

Monday, October 16, 2017
9:00 AM-5:30 PM
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This meeting will bring together experts from geophysics, cosmo-chemistry, planetary science, astronomy, and other disciplines, to address critical aspects of planet formation that may influence the volatile content of planets found inside the ice-line.

Questions that will be addressed include:
*the primary carrier of various volatiles in evolving protoplanetary disk;
*whether volatiles are retained in primordial bodies, or are delivered later as icy or wet planetesimals;
*how volatiles are processed or lost during various stages of planetesimals growth;
*the timing of volatile delivery in terms of the presence/absence of a magma ocean;
*the fate of the delivered material which could be carried by differentiating metals into the planet core or blasted into space by impact.
Building: Michigan Union
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Astronomy
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics, Department of Astronomy
Upcoming Dates:
Monday, October 16, 2017 9:00 AM-5:30 PM