Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-PS Planetary Sciences

[P-PS01] Outer Solar System Exploration Today, and Tomorrow

Wed. May 27, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM A03 (APA HOTEL&RESORT TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI)

Convener:*Jun Kimura(Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Masaki Fujimoto(Institite of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Yasumasa Kasaba(Dep. Geophysics Graduate School of Science Tohoku University), Sho Sasaki(Department of Earth and Space Sciences, School of Science, Osaka University), Takayuki Tanigawa(School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health), Yasuhito Sekine(Department of Complexity Science and Enginerring, Graduate School of Frontier Science, University of Tokyo), kunio Sayanagi(Hampton University), Steven Vance(Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech), Chair:Takayuki Tanigawa(School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health), Fuminori Tsuchiya(Planetary Plasma and Atmospheric Research Center, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University)

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

[PPS01-15] Solar System Satellite Formation : an overview

*Sebastien CHARNOZ1 (1.Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP))

Keywords:Planet, Satellites, Formation

The origin of Solar System satellites is actively debated. We know understand that, despite the morphological analogy between a satellite system and a planetary system, the formation processes of satellites may be significantly different from planetary formation processes. in addition, satellites evolve quickly under the effects of tides. Different scenarios seem to be required for different types of planets (terrestrial, giant or ice giant). In this talk I will current satellite formation models and the different constrains. Based on Cassini images and numerical simulation, I will show that there is today on-going accretion processes at the edge of Saturn's rings, pointing to a new satellite formation process.