Primordial Ice Reservoirs of the Solar System


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Date
Wednesday, March 31 2010 - 12:00 pm, PDT
Speaker
David Jewitt
Affiliation
Department of Earth & Space Sciences and Inst. Geophys. and Planetary Physics, UCLA
Description

We now know that ice in the solar system resides in at least three distinct reservoirs, known as the Oort cloud, the Kuiper belt and the main-belt comets. Dr. Jewitt will discuss the nature, distribution and significance of the ice, highlighting its connection to the formation epoch, in a style intended to be sweeping and broadly accessible.

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