P032:
Pluto and Charon in the Rear View, MU69 Dead Ahead off the Starboard Bow





Session ID#: 24786

Session Description:
New Horizons’ July 2015 encounter with the Pluto system revolutionized our understanding of dwarf planets and the Kuiper belt. Data return only ended recently, in October 2016. This session invites contributions on Pluto, its moons, atmosphere, and solar wind interaction — and including modeling, supporting laboratory experiments, and theoretical interpretation. As of April 2017, New Horizons is more than halfway from Pluto to its 1 January 2019 rendezvous with KBO 2014 MU69, a more modest Kuiper belt body in comparison, yet one that promises to unlock secrets of the primordial Solar System. Contributions to this session are also sought on MU69, including predictions for the upcoming encounter, and on MU69’s broader Kuiper belt context.
Primary Convener:  William B McKinnon, Washington University in St Louis, St. Louis, MO, United States
Conveners:  William B McKinnon, Washington University in St Louis, St. Louis, MO, United States, Kelsi N Singer, Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Fran Bagenal, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Co-Organized with:
Planetary Sciences, and SPA-Magnetospheric Physics

Cross-Listed:
  • C - Cryosphere
  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • SM - SPA-Magnetospheric Physics
  • T - Tectonophysics
Index Terms:

5405 Atmospheres [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS]
5410 Composition [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS]
6270 Pluto and satellites [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]
6285 Trans-Neptunian objects [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Catherine Olkin1, John R Spencer2, William M Grundy3, Alex Harrison Parker2, Ross A Beyer4, Dennis Reuter5, Paul Schenk6, Alan Stern2, Harold A Weaver Jr7, Leslie A Young2, Kimberly Ennico Smith8 and and the New Horizons Surface Composition Team, (1)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (4)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (5)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (6)Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States, (7)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (8)NASA Ames, Moffet Field, CA, United States
Nicholas Walter-Scott Kutsop1, Bonnie J Buratti2, Alexander Hayes1, Jason Daniel Hofgartner3, Paul Helfenstein4, Michael D Hicks5, John Hillier6, S Alan Stern7, Harold A Weaver Jr8, Jeffrey M Moore9, Catherine Olkin7, Leslie A Young7, Kimberly Ennico Smith10, Randy Gladstone11 and New Horizons Science Team, (1)Cornell University, Department of Astronomy, Ithaca, NY, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, (5)JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, (6)Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen, WA, United States, (7)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (8)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (9)NASA, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (10)NASA Ames, Moffet Field, CA, United States, (11)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Nathan Paul Barnes1, Peter A Delamere1, Darrell F Strobel2, Fran Bagenal3, David J McComas4, Heather Alison Elliott5 and New Horizons Particles and Plasma Theme Team, (1)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (2)Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD, United States, (3)Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Office of the Vice President for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (5)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Christopher R Glein, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States and Jack H Waite Jr, Department of Space Science, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, United States
Alex Harrison Parker1, Carly Howett2, Catherine Olkin1, Silvia Protopapa3, William M Grundy4, Randy Gladstone5, Leslie A Young2, Sarah M Horst6, Harold A Weaver Jr7, Jeffrey M Moore8, Kimberly Ennico Smith9, Alan Stern2 and New Horizons Science Team, (1)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (4)Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (5)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (6)JHUAPL, Laurel, MD, United States, (7)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (8)NASA, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (9)NASA Ames, Moffet Field, CA, United States
Orkan M Umurhan1, Alan D Howard2, Oliver L White3, Jeffrey M Moore4, William M Grundy5, Paul Schenk3, Ross A Beyer1, William B McKinnon6, Kelsi N Singer7, Tod Lauer8, Andrew F Cheng9, Alan Stern7, Harold A Weaver Jr10, Leslie Ann Young7, Kimberly Ennico Smith11, Catherine Olkin12 and New Horizons Geology,Geophysics and Imaging Theme Team, (1)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (2)University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States, (3)Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States, (4)NASA, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (5)Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (6)Washington Univ, Saint Louis, MO, United States, (7)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (8)National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ, United States, (9)JHU-APL, Laurel, MD, United States, (10)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (11)NASA Ames, Moffet Field, CA, United States, (12)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Anne Verbiscer1, Simon Porter2, John R Spencer2, Marc W Buie2, Susan Benecchi3, Harold A Weaver Jr4, Bonnie J Buratti5, Kimberly Ennico Smith6, Catherine Olkin2, S Alan Stern2, Leslie A Young2, Andrew F. Cheng4 and New Horizons Science Team, (1)University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States, (4)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (5)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (6)NASA Ames, Moffet Field, CA, United States
Marc W Buie1, S. B. Porter1, Dirk Terrell2, Peter Tamblyn3, Anne Verbiscer4, Alejandro Soto5, Lawrence H Wasserman6, Amanda Marie Zangari1, Michael Skrutskie4, Alex Harrison Parker5, Eliot F Young5, Susan Benecchi7, S Alan Stern5 and The New Horizons MU69 Occultation Team, (1)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, United States, (3)Binary Astronomy LLC, Dillon, CO, United States, (4)University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States, (5)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, United States, (7)Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States
Andrew Steffl1, Leslie A Young2, Joshua Kammer2, Randy Gladstone3, David P Hinson4, Michael E Summers5, Darrell F Strobel6, S Alan Stern2, Harold A Weaver Jr7, Catherine Olkin2 and Kimberly Ennico Smith8, (1)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Dept Space Studies, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (4)SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA, United States, (5)Geo Mason-Physics & Astronomy, Fairfax, VA, United States, (6)Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD, United States, (7)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (8)NASA Ames, Moffet Field, CA, United States
William B McKinnon1, S Alan Stern2, Harold A Weaver Jr3, John R Spencer2, Jeffrey M Moore4, Leslie A Young2, Catherine Olkin5 and The New Horizons Science Team, (1)Washington University in St Louis, St. Louis, MO, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (4)NASA, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (5)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
S Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Longmont, CO, United States and The New Horizons Team
Alain Doressoundiram1, Chih-Yuan Liu2, Lucie Maquet3, Françoise Roques1 and The MIOSOTYS Team, (1)Paris Observatory, Paris, France, (2)National Tsing Hua University, Department of Physics, Hsinchu, Taiwan, (3)Paris Observatory, IMCCE, Paris, France
Qiang Wei1, Yongyun Hu2, Yonggang Liu3, Douglas N.C. Lin4, Jun Yang1 and Adam P Showman5, (1)Peking University, Beijing, China, (2)Peking University, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Beijing, China, (3)Peking University, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Beijing, China, (4)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (5)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
Aarti K Dwivedi1, Richard P Binzel2, Alissa M Earle3, Kelsi N Singer4, Alan Stern4, Catherine Olkin4, Harold A Weaver Jr5, Kimberly Ennico Smith6, Leslie A Young4 and The New Horizons GGI Theme Team, (1)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)MIT Rm 54-410, Cambridge, MA, United States, (3)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, (4)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (6)NASA Ames, Moffet Field, CA, United States
Michael Sori1, Jonathan Bapst2 and Shane Byrne2, (1)University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
Jeffrey M Moore1, William M Grundy2, John R Spencer3, William B McKinnon4, Dale P Cruikshank5, Oliver L White6, Orkan M Umurhan5, Ross A Beyer1, Kelsi N Singer3, Paul Schenk6, Alan Stern3, Harold A Weaver Jr7, Catherine Olkin8 and The New Horizons Science Team, (1)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (2)Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (3)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Washington Univ, Saint Louis, MO, United States, (5)NASA, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (6)Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States, (7)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (8)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Leslie Ann Young1, Randy Gladstone2, Michael E Summers3, Darrell F Strobel4, Joshua Kammer5, David P Hinson6, William M Grundy7, Dale P Cruikshank8, Silvia Protopapa9, Bernard Schmitt10, Alan Stern5, Harold A Weaver Jr11, Catherine Olkin5, Kimberly Ennico Smith12 and The New Horizons Science Team, (1)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (3)Geo Mason-Physics & Astronomy, Fairfax, VA, United States, (4)Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD, United States, (5)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA, United States, (7)Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (8)NASA, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (9)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (10)Laboratoire de Planétologie de Grenoble (LPG), Grenoble, France, (11)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (12)NASA Ames, Moffet Field, CA, United States
Nadim Abu-Hashmeh1, Jack William Conrad1, Francis Nimmo1, Jeffrey M Moore2, Alan Stern3, Catherine Olkin4, Harold A Weaver Jr5, Kimberly Ennico Smith6, Leslie Ann Young3 and New Horizons Geology, Geophysics, and Imaging Theme Team, (1)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (2)NASA, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (3)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (6)NASA Ames, Moffet Field, CA, United States
Moritz Feyerabend, TU Braunschweig, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Braunschweig, Germany, Lucas Liuzzo, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States, Sven Simon, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, United States and Uwe M Motschmann, TU Braunschweig, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Braunschweig, Germany
Randy Gladstone1, Leslie Ann Young2, Joel W Parker3, Heather Alison Elliott1, Matthew E Hill4, Marcus Ryan Piquette5, Alan Stern3, Harold A Weaver Jr6, Catherine Olkin2, John R Spencer3 and the New Horizons Science Team, (1)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Space, Laurel, MD, United States, (5)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States
Leslie A Young1, Joshua Kammer1,2, Andrew Steffl1, Randy Gladstone2, Michael E Summers3, Darrell F Strobel4, David P Hinson5, Alan Stern1, Harold A Weaver Jr6, Catherine Olkin1, Kimberly Ennico Smith7 and David J McComas8, (1)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (3)Geo Mason-Physics & Astronomy, Fairfax, VA, United States, (4)Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD, United States, (5)SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA, United States, (6)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (7)NASA Ames, Moffet Field, CA, United States, (8)Office of the Vice President for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States
Simon Porter1, Anne Verbiscer2, John R Spencer1, Harold A Weaver Jr3, Marc W Buie1, Susan Benecchi4, Catherine Olkin1, Alan Stern1 and The New Horizons Science Team, (1)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States, (3)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (4)Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States
Harold A Weaver Jr1, Marc W Buie2, Carly Howett2, Catherine Olkin2, Alex Harrison Parker2, J. Wm. Parker3, S. B. Porter3, Stuart J Robbins2, Kelsi N Singer2, John R Spencer2, Alan Stern2, L A Young3, Amanda Marie Zangari3, Tod Lauer4, Mark Showalter5, Anne Verbiscer6, William B McKinnon7, Jason Campbell Cook3, William M Grundy8, Silvia Protopapa9, Douglas P Hamilton10, Bernard Schmitt11, Bonnie J Buratti12, R P Binzel13, Donald E Jennings14, Dennis Reuter14, Dale P Cruikshank15, Cristina Dalle Ore5, Kimberly Ennico Smith16, Jeffrey M Moore15, Andrew F. Cheng17, Carey Michael Lisse17 and New Horizons Science Team, (1)Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ, United States, (5)SETI Institute Mountain View, Mountain View, CA, United States, (6)University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States, (7)Washington Univ, Saint Louis, MO, United States, (8)Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (9)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (10)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (11)Laboratoire de Planétologie de Grenoble (LPG), Grenoble, France, (12)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (13)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (14)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (15)NASA, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (16)NASA Ames, Moffet Field, CA, United States, (17)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States
Kelsi N Singer1, Paul Schenk2, Oliver L White2, Jeffrey M Moore3, William B McKinnon4, William M Grundy5, John R Spencer6, Alan Stern6, Jason Campbell Cook1, Francis Nimmo7, Alan D Howard8, Dale P Cruikshank3, Ross A Beyer9, Orkan M Umurhan3, Tod Lauer10, Harold A Weaver Jr11, Leslie A Young6 and Kimberly Ennico Smith12, (1)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States, (3)NASA, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (4)Washington Univ, Saint Louis, MO, United States, (5)Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (6)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (7)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (8)University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States, (9)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (10)National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ, United States, (11)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (12)NASA Ames, Moffet Field, CA, United States

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