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2016 Annual Science Report

NASA Ames Research Center Reporting  |  JAN 2016 – DEC 2016

Executive Summary

In addition to the publications listed elsewhere, the team has made progress in a number of other areas over the December 2015 to November 2016 timeframe. Brief descriptions of the highlights are provided below:

(1) Scientific Presentations – Team members have made presentations (oral and poster) at a number of scientific conferences including:

• Team member Partha Bera presented a poster entitled “Pure and N-substituted Small Cyclic Hydrocarbon Cations and Anions Synthesis in The Ionosphere of Titan: An Ab-Initio Quantum Chemical Perspective” at the Planetary Atmosphere and Their Evolution” session of the San Francisco AGU meeting in December 2015.

• Team member Greg Laughlin, working with Konstantin Batygin and Peter Bodenheimer, have developed a theory for how hot Jupiters (short-period Jovian-mass planets on orbits with periods of just a few days) can form in-situ via core accretion. This work has consequences for theories of planet formation and ... Continue reading.

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