Space and Planetary Sciences (P)
Session Sub-categoryPS
Session IDP-PS02
Title Regolith Science
Short Title Regolith Science
Date & Time
AM1 Tue, 23 MAY
PM3 Tue, 23 MAY
AM2 Wednesday, 24 MAY
Main ConvenerName Koji Wada
Affiliation Planetary Exploration Research Center, Chiba Institute of Technology
Co-Convener 1Name Akiko Nakamura
Affiliation Graduate School of Science, Kobe University
Co-Convener 2Name Patrick Michel
Affiliation Universite Cote D Azur Observatoire De La Cote D Azur CNRS Laboratoire Lagrange
Co-Convener 3Name Kevin J Walsh
Session Language E
Scope Recent planetary explorations have revealed that almost all solid bodies in the solar system are covered with small particles, called regolith. The surface geology, especially regolith behavior on the surfaces of solid bodies, becomes increasingly more important as represented by Hayabusa mission and other on-going and planned sample-return missions such as Hayabusa2, OSIRIS-REx, and MMX. For fully understanding the regolith science, it is required to know and compare the regolith conditions on various celestial bodies, from asteroids to planets, with various methods. Therefore, this session welcomes broad topics related to regolith on various celestial bodies, such as asteroids, comets, the Moon, the martian moons, Mars, etc. Papers on the formation, evolution, and alteration processes of regolith particles and regolith systems on the surface of planetary bodies, remote and in-situ observational results and techniques, analyses and results of returned samples, and laboratory, numerical, and theoretical studies on the fundamental physical and chemical processes are all welcome. Note that what we call regolith is not just fine grains: all kinds of materials (more or less loose) that lie on the surface, from cobbles to finer grains, are our targets.
Presentation Format Oral and Poster
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