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Asteroids and Comets
Unlocking the secrets of the early solar system.
Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets
Characterization of L and T dwarfs and binaries, and search for planets around brown dwarves.
How does it move? Where does it come from and go? What concerns are there to missions to dusty places like the Moon and asteroids?
Determining properties of planets orbiting stars other than our own sun.
Spectroscopic studies of astrophysical dust analogs and constituents of planetary atmospheres.
Laboratory Surface Measurements
Spectroscopic investigations of solar-system bodies.
Studying the formation of planetesimals through experiments and numerical simulations.
Building the first self-consistent, 3D computer model of all phases of the event.
Structure, dynamics of the rings using Cassini's UVIS data and simulations
Small Bodies and Mars
Meteors, asteroid satellites, radiometric calibration on Mars and the Moon comets.