In Situ Science and Instrumentation for Primitive Bodies

Eiler, John; Blacksberg, Jordana; Dankanich, John; Bell, Jim; Blake, Geoffrey; Brown, Mike; Castillo-Rogez, Julie; Choukroun, Mathieu; Desch, Steve; Ehlmann, Bethany; Emery, Joshua; Gulkis, Sam; Hand, Kevin; Hendrix, Amanda; Johnson, Torrence; Lindsay, Keller; Levison, Hal; Liu, Yang; McKeegan, Kevin; Morse, Andrew; Murchie, Scott; Neidholdt, Evan; Raymond, Carol; Remusat, Laurent; Rivkin, Andrew; Rossman, George; Stevenson, Dave; Sheridan, Simon and Webster, Chris (2013). In Situ Science and Instrumentation for Primitive Bodies. In: In Situ Science and Instrumentation for Primitive Bodies Workshop, 20-23 Feb 2013, Caltech, USA.



Our study began with the goal of developing new methods to test the radically new understanding of solar system formation that has recently emerged, and to identify innovative instrumentation targeted to this purpose. In particular, we were seeking to test predictions of dynamical models such as the Nice model, and to do so through interdisciplinary collaboration between the planetary dynamics communities that have formulated (and largely dominated discussion of) these new ideas, and the meteoritics and cosmochemistry communities who will be most involved in any in-situ mission to an outer solar system body. Our study was principally focused on coming up with explicit tests of the predictions of these new dynamical models of solar system evolution.

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