Active Centaurs

The need for a particular figure in the review paper that the ISSI team is writing on Main Belt Comets was for me the occasion to get back to my work on active Centaurs. I thought I’d say a word about that here… Centaurs are a population of icy bodies...

ISSI Team on Main Belt Comets

This week, the ISSI team led by Colin Snodgrass was meeting in wintery Bern, Switzerland. This has been an intense and fruitful week discussing the current state of our understanding of Main Belt Comets, and in particular of the detection of water (either gas or ice)...

Thermal processing of 67P – ESLAB 2016

Credits: Ekatarina Smirnova –¬†http://www.ekaterina-smirnova.com/50th-eslab/ From Giotto to Rosetta. The 50th ESLAB symposium was focussed on 30 years of cometary science, triggered by these two impressive space missions. I’ve been invited to talk about the...

Could water ice have survived in Jupiter Trojans? – COSPAR 2015

The 2nd¬†edition of the COSPAR symposium is focussed on “Water and Life in the Universe”. A perfect occasion for me to present my work on Jupiter Trojans, which was published last year on Icarus (here). For this study, I was interested in understanding...