2/24/2017 - Rotationally Disrupting Bodies

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Geology 3814

Presented By:
David Jewitt - UCLA

Abstract

Rotationally Disrupting Bodies

I will present observations of a disrupting asteroid and a disrupting comet nucleus, and argue that the mechanism in both cases is rotational disruption of a nearly strengthless (~100 M/m^2) aggregate.

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