Call for Paper for Icarus Special Issue on the Pluto System, Kuiper Belt, and Kuiper Belt Objects
• 大类 : 地学天文 - 3区
• 小类 : 天文与天体物理 - 3区
Discoveries about the Kuiper Belt and Trans-Neptunian Objects have been accelerating over the past two decades. In the last five years, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft initiated the close-up exploration of Kuiper belt objects with the flybys of the Pluto system the cold classical KBO 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule). In addition, many advances have been made in telescopic observations and theoretical modeling of the Kuiper Belt and Dwarf Planets. This special issue calls for results related to the exploration of the Pluto system, the Kuiper Belt, and Kuiper Belt Objects, particularly by New Horizons, ground-based techniques, and NASA’s New Frontiers Data Analysis Program (NFDAP) projects. Papers are solicited from authors across the planetary science community and interdisciplinary papers are welcome.
This Icarus special issue is associated with the Pluto System After New Horizons Conference held July 15-18, 2019 at the John’s Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Papers associated with the meeting presentations are also invited.
Topics of interest include, but are NOT limited to:
Geologic mapping and geomorphologic analyses
Geophysical and geochemical modeling
Particle or plasma data
Dynamical or collisional evolution modeling
Analysis of the composition and photometric properties