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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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  • Bouvier, Audrey; Hartmann, William K.; Norman, Marc Douglas; Fernandes, Vera Assis (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2015)
    A review and discussion of the current state of empirical evidence for the 4-decade old concept of “terminal cataclysm” or “late heavy bombardment” (LHB) as applied either to the Moon or the entire Solar System.
  • Neal, Clive R.; Lawrence, Samuel (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2017)
    Meeting goals: Explore science-exploration-commercial synergies that focus on NASA’s Strategic Knowledge Gaps and lunar resources. Facilitate the establishment of public-private partnerships for lunar exploration. Provide ...
  • Jull, A. J. Timothy; Gucsik, Arnold (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2017)
    The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for exchange of ideas between scientists and companies working on or producing different analytical facilities that are being used in the Earth, planetary, and ...
  • Clifford, Stephen Mark, 1952-; Baker, Victor R.; Beaty, D. W. (David W.); Fairén, Alberto G.; Farmer, Jack D.; Kasting, James F. (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2017)
    The purpose of the conference is twofold: (1) to consider how astronomical variations in insolation, impacts, volcanism, and the presence of water affected the nature of the early terrestrial and martian climates and the ...
  • Hays, Lindsay; Beaty, D. W. (David W.); Voytek, Mary A.; Meyer, Michael (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2016)
    Our objective is to focus strategies to detect a range of possible biosignatures on Mars in different categories of geologic settings by assessing the attributes and preservation potential of various biosignatures in ...
  • Bell, J. F. (James Francis) (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1997)
    Papers presented at the workshop described the current NASA plans for Mars exploration over the next decade, current and recent Mars research being performed by professional astronomers, and current and past Mars observations ...
  • Briggs, Geoffrey, 1941- (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1997)
    The purpose of this workshop was to reexamine the science issues that will determine how an optimum sample return mission would be carried out in 2005 given the new context that has emerged for Mars exploration since the ...
  • Krot, A. N. (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1997)
    Topics considered include: thermal Metamorphosed Antarctic CM and CI Carbonaceous Chondrites in Japanese Collections, and Transformation Processes of Phyllosilicates; use of Oxygen Isotopes to Constrain the Nebular and ...
  • Papike, J. J. (James Joseph), 1937- (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1996)
    Topics considered include: On the sample return from Vesta by low-thrust spacecraft; Astronomical evidence linking Vesta to the HED meteorites; Geologic mapping of Vesta with the Hubble Space Telescope; A space mission to ...
  • Papike, J. J. (James Joseph), 1937- (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1996)
    Topics considered include: On the sample return from Vesta by low-thrust spacecraft; Astronomical evidence linking Vesta to the HED meteorites; Geologic mapping of Vesta with the Hubble Space Telescope; A space mission to ...
  • Moersch, J. E. (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1995)
    Papers presented at the workshop described the current NASA plans for Mars exploration over the next decade, current and recent Mars research being performed by professional astronomers, and current and past Mars observations ...
  • Treiman, Allan H. (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1996)
    Topics covered include: early Mars volatile inventory, evolution through time, geological influences, present atmospheric properties, soils, exobiology, polar volatiles, and seasonal and diurnal cycles.
  • Treiman, Allan H. (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1996)
    This report on planetary surface investigations and planetary landers covers: the precise chemical analysis of solids; isotopes and evolved gas analyses; planetary interiors; planetary atmospheres from within as measured ...
  • Treiman, Allan H. (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1996)
    Topics covered include: early Mars volatile inventory, evolution through time, geological influences, present atmospheric properties, soils, exobiology, polar volatiles, and seasonal and diurnal cycles.
  • Saunders, M. A. (Mark A.) (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1995)
    Results of workshop to "review how well the Discovery Program is moving toward its goal of providing low-cost research opportunities to the planetary science community."
  • Wilkening, Laurel L. (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1982)
    Lunar soils and breccia studies are used in studying the evolution of meteorite parent bodies. These studies are compared to lunar soils and breccias.
  • Edgett, Ken. (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1995)
    Part 2, includes the program for the workshop, summaries of the workshop technical sessions, a summary of the field trips and ensuing discussions, late abstracts of workshop presentations, reports on the education and ...
  • Edgett, Ken. (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1995)
    Part 1 of the technical report on this workshop includes a description of the Mars Pathfinder mission, abstracts accepted for presentation at the workshop, an introduction to the Channeled Scabland, and field trip guides ...
  • Annexstad, John O. (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1995)
    The workshop was organized to address these points: definition of differences between meteorites from Antarctica, hot deserts, and modern falls; discussion of the causes of these differences; implications of possible ...
  • Zolensky, M. E. (Michael E.) (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1994)
    The primary areas covered were: parent-daughter orbit divergence; trajectory sensing; capture medium development: laboratory experiments, and future flight opportunities.

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