Direct from the 2015 Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, pictured is a small fraction of UCLA’s EPSS students and researchers from the Jewitt and Margot Research Groups; (left to right) Man-To Hui, Ariel Graykowski, Danielle Hastings, Ashok Verma, Dave Milewski, Oliver Bowman, and Adam Greenberg, with 3 posters and 2 talks:
–107.05. Mercury’s gravity field, tidal Love number k2, and spin axis orientation revealed with MESSENGER radio tracking data
–307.04. Improved Algorithms for Radar-Based Reconstruction of Asteroid Spin States and Shapes
–308.20. A systematic search for undiscovered companions to near-Earth asteroids in radar images
–415.18. Gone in a Blaze of Glory: the Demise of Comet C/2015 D1 (SOHO)
–508.10. The Surprisingly Short Rotation Period of Hi’iaka, Haumea’s Largest Satellite
A warm congratulations to the UCLA planetary scientists who participated in the conference!
Full abstracts can be found here: