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P60. Geology, mineralogy and petrology in space: exploring planetary bodies in the Solar System and beyond


Congressi SGI-SIMP

  • Alessandro Pisello - Università degli Studi di Perugia
  • Maximiliano Fastelli - Università degli Studi di Perugia
  • Valentina Galluzzi - Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (IAPS)
  • Marco Ferrari - Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (IAPS)
The importance of geological studies in the broader field of planetary science is crucial today in unraveling the natural evolution of solid celestial bodies, not only in our Solar System but also in extrasolar systems. Understanding present and past processes of planetary bodies is based on data recovered from remote or in situ observations, whose interpretation relies on the observation of Earth processes and the proper application of geological techniques and constraints. In turn, studying the geology of primitive planetary bodies can help us better understand the early history of our own planet.
This session aims to gather a broad selection of planetary studies with a strong geological background, including analysis of meteoritic material, spectral characterization of planetary analogs, and study of planetary surfaces through the interpretation of spectral features or structural/morphological forms observed through spacecraft or rovers. The sharing of experimental approaches in petrology and mineralogy, theoretical studies on high-pressure mineral physics, and geophysical or geochemical models for reconstructing planetary interiors is also encouraged.
Researchers with diverse scientific backgrounds are invited to participate in this session to facilitate constructive discussion and have the opportunity to develop multidisciplinary collaborations to advance the perspective of the scientific community regarding space knowledge.
Planetary science, comparative planetology, geochemical modelling, experimental petrology, spectral characterization, terrestrial planets, exoplanets