Hubble Observations of the Solar System
The Hubble Space Telescope has been on an unparalleled scientific tour-de-force since its launch in 1990. Today's presenter - Max Mutchler – has been on board the entire mission, and is an expert on Hubble’s cameras. Max specializes in Hubble imaging of Solar System objects, often in support of other planetary missions. Max is part of a team that discovered several small moons of Pluto using Hubble, in support of the New Horizons mission that flew by Pluto in 2015. Asteroid "6815 Mutchler" was named in honor of his role in these discoveries. More recently, Max is part of a team studying asteroids that behave like comets, which may hold clues to the source of Earth's oceans. In this presentation, Max will describe what we are learning about planets, asteroids, and comets from his Hubble Space Telescope observing programs.
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:00am to 11:30am
Kelley Lecture Hall
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204, USA