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Lunar and Planetary Institute

Lunar and Planetary Institute


The Lunar and Planetary Institute is a research institute that provides support services to NASA and the planetary science community, and conducts planetary science research under the leadership of staff scientists, visiting researchers, and postdoctoral fellows.

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  • Kremic, Tibor; Amato, Mike; Gilmore, Martha S.; Kiefer, Walter S.; Johnson, Natasha M.; Sauder, Jonathan; Hunter, G. W. (Gary W.); Thompson, Thomas; 0000-0001-6741-5460 (Glenn Research Center, 2021)
    A main purpose of this Venus Surface Platform Study is to understand platform capabilities required to achieve desired Venus interior-, surface-, and surface-atmosphere-related science. More generally, the original study ...
  • Unknown author (Manned Spacecraft Center, 1973)
    Transcription of the Apollo 17 Scientific Debriefing conducted at the Manned Spacecraft Center Building 30 Auditorium, Houston, TX, January 8, 1973.
  • Unknown author (Manned Spacecraft Center, 1972-11-10)
    The purpose of the Apollo 17 Science Handbook is to provide a summary of key mission events and science activities as an overview for management personnel in the Science and Applications Directorate and for members of the ...
  • Baldwin, Richard R. (Planetary and Earth Sciences Division, Science and Applications Directorate, Manned Spacecraft Center, 1972-10-11)
    The Mission Science Planning Document (MSPD) is intended primarily as a science overview for use by experiment Principal Investigators, members of the scientific community, and personnel involved in planning science ...
  • Gerke, P. Donald (Manned Spacecraft Center, 1972-11)
    Descriptions of the onboard scientific equipment for the Apollo 17 Orbiter from November, 1972. Includes the Panoramic Camera, Lunar Mapping Camera, Laser Altimeter, Ultraviolet Spectrometer, Infrared Scanning Radiometer, ...
  • Rivera-Valentín, Edgard G.; O'Hara, Sean T.;; (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2021)
    In this topical conference we will explore the environments where brines may presently exist, their biologic potential, and their role in ongoing and active planetary processes. We hope to address questions such as: Where ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen);; Kramer, Georgiana Y.; Bussey, Ben; Hurley, Dana M.;; Stickle, Angela M.;; van der Bogert, Carolyn H.; (Elsevier, 2021-09-20)
    Gas-rich discharges of magma produced pyroclastic vents on the lunar surface. Calculations suggest those pyroclastic vents repeatedly generated 1012 to 1015 g of H2O and CO + CO2 for pyroclastic volumes of 10 to 500 km3 ...
  • Hörz, Friedrich, 1940- (Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 1974-02)
    Preflight photographs of selected Apollo 17 equipment taken for use in determining the effects on various surfaces of long-term exposure to the lunar environment are presented. Photographs of the articles deployed on the ...
  • Wittmann, Axel 1971-; Cavosie, Aaron J.; Timms, Nicholas E.; Ferrière, Ludovic; Rae, Auriol S. P.; Rasmussen, Cornelia; Ross, Catherine; Stockli, Daniel; Schmieder, Martin, 1978-; Kring, David A. (David Allen); Zhao, Jiawei; Morgan, Joanna V.; Gulick, Sean P. S.; IODP-ICDP Expedition 364 Scientists;; (Elsevier, 2021-12-01)
    To resolve issues with the shock petrographic use of zircon, we classified impact deformation features in 429 zircon grains in a continuous drill core of uplifted, granitic bedrock in the peak ring of the 200-km-diameter ...
  • Rivera-Valentín, Edgard G.; Filiberto, Justin; Lynch, Kennda L.; Mamajanov, Irena; Lyons, Timothy W.; Schulte, Mitch; Méndez, Abel;;; (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 2021-08-01)
    The physical processes active during the first billion years (FBY) of Earth's history, such as accretion, differentiation, and impact cratering, provide constraints on the initial conditions that were conducive to the ...
  • Rennó, Nilton O.; Fischer, Erik; Martínez, Germán M.; Hanley, Jennifer; (MDPI, 2021-08-19)
    We conclude that complex brines must exist in the shallow subsurface of Mars and the Icy Worlds, and that liquid saline water should be present where ice has existed, the temperature is above ~160 K, and evaporation and ...
  • Perl, Scott; Celestian, Aaron J.; Cockell, Charles; Corsetti, Frank A.; Barge, Laura M.; Bottjer, David; Filiberto, Justin; Baxter, Bonnie K.; Kanik, Isik; Potter-McIntyre, Sally L.; Weber, Jessica M.; Rodriguez, Laura E.; Daswani, Mohit Melwani;; (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 2021-08-01)
    The purpose of this article is to generate an improved nomenclature for terrestrial features that have mineral/microbial interactions within structures and to confirm which features can only exist from life (biotic), ...
  • Kirchoff, Michelle; Robbins, Stuart (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2021)
    Meeting open to papers on any aspect of impact cratering on solar system bodies. Welcomed abstracts related to observational, theoretical, experimental, and numerical modeling studies of impact craters on planets, dwarf ...
  • Fagan, Amy F. (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2021)
    The theme of the 2021 Annual Meeting is “Lunar Science and Exploration in the Next Five Years.” It will feature updates from NASA HQ, current and planned lunar missions, Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) providers, ...
  • Martinez, German (2021-08-03)
    This dataset contains all the values necessary to reproduce each figure shown in the manuscript: Martinez et al., 2021, The Surface Energy Budget at Gale Crater during the first 2500 sols of the Mars Science Laboratory ...
  • Owens, J. H., Jr. (Bendix Aerospace Systems Division, 1971-07-29)
    This ATM consists of a gravitational stability investigation of the deployed LSPE dipole transmitting antenna.
  • Lauretta, D. S. (Dante S.), 1970-; Sugita, Seiji; Michel, Patrick, 1970- (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2019)
    The workshop provides an opportunity to summarize our understanding of near-Earth asteroids, following the Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx encounters with Ryugu and Bennu.
  • Titus, Timothy N. (Timothy Neal); (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2020)
    Covers aeolian processes that form and maintain dune fields on Earth and other planetary bodies within the solar system.
  • Izenberg, Noam; Dyar, M. Darby (Melinda Darby) (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2020)
    Covers current status of active Venus exploration: NASA, and mission updates, mission proposals and concepts, technology updates and current studies, and Venus science talks and VEXAG findings
  • Hare, Trent; Stein, Thomas C. (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2021)
    Topics include the status of planetary data and accessibility, updates on mission archives and tools, informatics applications, data analytics technologies and capabilities, and new processing and visualization tools.

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