JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

O (Public) » Public

[O-03] [JJ] Recent Advances in Earth and Planetary Science

Sun. May 21, 2017 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM IC (International Conference Hall 2F)

convener:Tatsuhiko Hara(International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Building Research Institute), Hajime Naruse(Department of Geology and Mineralogy, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Katsuyoshi Michibayashi(Institute of Geosciences, Shizuoka University), Yasuhito Sekine(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo), Chairperson:Kou Yamada(Waseda University)

10:15 AM - 10:50 AM

[O03-01] Research of Pluto: Now it goes into high gear

★Invited papers

*Shunichi Kamata1 (1.Creative Research Institution, Hokkaido University)

Keywords:Pluto, Planetary exploration, New Horizons

“Pluto has a heart!” In July 2015, TV, newspapers, and Internet report news with such headlines. Pluto was veiled in mystery until then; However, New Horizons, a NASA’s spacecraft, approached Pluto and successfully observed its surface and atmosphere in detail. The spacecraft saw: a white heart-shaped region, a black whale-shaped region, and faults all around Pluto. Why and how are these features formed? Such investigations reverse a previous speculation for the evolution of Pluto. In this talk, I review recent advances in research of Pluto.