The Tenth Moscow Solar System Symposium

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Space Research Institute
Moscow, Russia
October 7-11, 2019

Starting from 2010, the Space Research Institute holds annual international symposia on Solar system exploration. Main topics of these symposia include wide range of problems related to formation and evolution of Solar system, planetary systems of other stars; exploration of Solar system planets, their moons, small bodies; interplanetary environment, astrobiology problems. Experimental planetary studies, science instruments and preparation for space missions are also considered at these symposia.

The Tenth Moscow international Solar System Symposium (10M-S3) will be held from October 7 till 11, 2019. 

Subject matter of this symposium will cover many problems of the Solar system science with the central topic “Moon, Mars and Venus research”. This topic relates to scientific problems of several missions: "Mars Express", "Venus Express", the missions under development in Russia: “Luna-Glob”, “Luna-Resource”, “ExoMars 2016”  and “ExoMars 2020” (Roscosmos-ESA).

Video courtesy: IKI, 2019
Archival photos are kindly given by Prof. James Head III, Prof. A.T. Bazilevsky.
Photos, videos, and animations courtesy NASA, ESA, ROSCOSMOS, Brown University, Geokhi.

The following sessions will be held during the symposium:

  • Session. Mars
  • Session. Venus
  • Session. Extrasolar planets
  • Session. Solar wind interactions with planets and small bodies
  • Session. Moon and Mercury
  • Session. Small Bodies (including cosmic dust)
  • Session. Giant planets
  • Session. Astrobiology

Space Research Institute holds this symposium with participation of the following organizations:

  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research
  • Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry RAS, Russia
  • Brown University, USA
  • Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth RAS, Russia
  • Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics RAS, Russia
  • Kotelnikov Institute of Radio-engineering and Electronics RAS, Russia
  • Sternberg Astronomical institute, Moscow State University, Russia

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