Geology Of The Pluto System Call For Papers


July 8, 2016 – The Geological Society of America, Inc. invites contributions to a special session on the geology of Pluto, its large moon Charon, and the smaller satellites Styx, Nix, Kerberos, and Hydra, at the 2016 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, September 25-28.

The New Horizons mission has revealed surprisingly complex geology on the surfaces of Pluto and Charon. This session highlights the geological diversity of both bodies, as well as evidence for vigorous, ongoing activity on Pluto.

By meeting time, most of the encounter data will be on the ground, providing an ideal opportunity to synthesize information on the geology of these remote worlds, and to compare and contrast processes with those on the Earth, Mars, and icy satellites. This session also serves as a companion to the special Pardee Symposium on Exploring the Third Zone: The Geology of Pluto, Charon, and the Kuiper Belt (P3).

There will be 230 topical sessions, 32 short courses, five Pardee sessions, and 35 field trips throughout the Rocky Mountain region, you can sample a wide variety of spectacular scenery, geology, and topics in the earth sciences.

The submission deadline is July 12, 2016, at 11:59 pm PDT. For submission guidelines, visit:

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