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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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  • Nestola, Fabrizio; Goodrich, Cyrena Anne; Morana, Marta; Barbaro, Anna; Jakubek, Ryan S.; Christ, Oliver; Brenker, Frank E.; Chiara Domeneghetti, M.; Dalconi, M. Chiara; Alvaro, Matteo; Fioretti, Anna Maria; Litasov, Konstantin D.; Fries, Marc D.; Leonii, Matteo; Casati, Nicola P. M.; Jenniskens, Peter; Shaddad, Muawia H. (National Academy of Sciences, 2020-09-28)
    We found no evidence that formation of micrometer(s)-sized diamonds or associated Fe-S-P phases in ureilites require high static pressures and long growth times, which makes it unlikely that any of the diamonds in ureilites ...
  • Barbaro, Anna; Chiara Domeneghetti, M.; Goodrich, Cyrena Anne; Meneghetti, Moreno; Litti, Lucio; Fioretti, Anna Maria; Jenniskens, Peter; Shaddad, Muawia H.; Nestola, Fabrizio (MDPI, 2020-11-12)
    The thermal history of carbon phases, including graphite and diamond, in the ureilite meteorites has implications for the formation, igneous evolution, and impact disruption of their parent body early in the history of the ...
  • Kiefer, Walter S.; Shipp, Stephanie, 1964-; Nelson, Becky (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2008)
    Field guide to the 13-19 July 2008 NASA-sponsored field-based workshop for science educators. Covers the site of Ancient Glacial Lake Missoula and traces the path of its flood waters through Montana, Idaho, and into Washington.
  • Whalen, Michael T.; Lowery, Christopher M.; Bralower, Timothy J.; Gulick, Sean; Morgan, Joanna V.; Grice, Kliti; Schaefer, Bettina; Smit, Jan; Ormö, Jens; Wittmann, Axel 1971-; Kring, David A. (David Allen); Lyons, Shelby; Goderis, Steven; IODP-ICDP Expedition 364 Scientists (Elsevier, 2020-12)
    The upper suevite, Transitional Unit, and overlying green marlstone on the peak ring of the Chicxulub impact structure at Site M0077 appear to record a complete transition from resurge deposits into post-impact sediments. ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Whitehouse, Martin J.; Schmieder, Martin, 1978-; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1458-5148 (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 2021)
    Target lithologies and post-impact hydrothermal mineral assemblages in a new 1.3 km deep core from the peak ring of the Chicxulub impact crater indicate sulfate reduction was a potential energy source for a microbial ...
  • Allender, E. J.; Orgel, C.; Almeida, N. V.; Cook, J.; Ende. J. J.; Kamps, O.; Mazrouei, S.; Slezak, T. J.; Soini, A.-J.; Kring, David A. (David Allen) (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2020)
    This map is based on the geology of Spudis et al. (2008). The map is overlain on data collected by the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The data are the LOLA hillshade with ...
  • Weber, Renee C.; Nagihara, Seiichi; Dimech, Jesse-Lee (NASA Planetary Data System, https://pds-geosciences.wustl.edu/missions/apollo/seismic_event_catalog.htm, 2020)
    This document contains information to explain the contents of the archive, which is submitted as a supplement to the integrated catalog of lunar seismic events that was delivered to the PDS, available here: https://pds-g ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Bretzelder, Jordan M.; Ganesh, Indujaa; Kumari, Nandita; Lang, Antonio (2020-09-08)
    These figures illustrate a single example of an alternative to site 011 in the vicinity of de Gerlache’s crater rim that would allow site 011 to remain free of mission debris, while allowing the crater rim and polar regolith ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Bretzelder, Jordan M; Ganesh, Indujaa; Kumari, Nandita; Lang, Antonio (2020-09-08)
    A summit between Shackleton and Slater craters has an average solar illumination of 83%. The point, site 007 of [1] and NASA’s Plan for Sustainable Lunar Exploration and Development, is on the farside of the Moon, beyond ...
  • Barlow, Nadine G.; Boyce, Joseph; Kirchoff, Michelle; Mouginis-Mark, Peter J.; Silber, Elizabeth A. (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2020)
    The 11th PCC meeting is open to planetary and terrestrial scientists interested in any aspect of impact cratering on solar system bodies. We welcome abstracts related to observational, theoretical, experimental, and/or ...
  • Jolliff, B. L. (Brad L.); Gross, Juliane; Shearer, Charles K; Head, James W.; Lapen, Thomas J.; Crow, Carolyn A.; Barnes, Jessica J.; Mitchell, Julie L. (2020)
    Samples are needed to address scientific as well as engineering knowledge gaps. Samples collected during the Apollo missions have been studied for five decades and continue to be investigated vigorously. Because of the ...
  • Stopar, Julie; Shearer, Charles K. (2020-09-08)
    Addresses: Potential Science Objectives for a 2-person Crew with Multiple Short EVAs; Science from Artemis Returned Samples; and Proposed landing site/mission requirements to achieve objectives.
  • Head, James W.; Schmitt, Harrison H.; Scott, D. R.; Duke, Charlie, 1935-; Borg, Lars E.; Fassett, Caleb; Jolliff, B. L. (Brad L.); Neal, Clive R.; Pieters, Carlé M.; Shearer, Charles K. (2020)
    For the Artemis-targeted unique lunar South-Circumpolar Region, we outline its Moon-wide context and major scientific problems and assess the optimal sampling strategy for initial and early Artemis human exploration missions ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Gruener, John E.; Eppler, Dean B. (2020-09-08)
    If Artemis III astronauts land on Malapert or Leibnitz β, the exploration and science rationales developed previously apply. If, however, they are limited to a 2 km walking EVA, the breadth of the science to be addressed ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen) (2020-09-08)
    We need to quickly draw upon those scientists in the nation who have extensive experience with both lunar sample analyses and field studies in impact-cratered terrains to develop surface science plans. With that expertise: ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Bretzelder, Jordan M.; Ganesh, Indujaa; Kumari, Nandita; Lang, Antonio; Siegler, Matthew (2020-09-08)
    Sampling geologic materials, assessing potential ice deposits, and making the measurements described above will address science objectives 1a, 1e, 3a, 3b, 3d, 4a-d, 6d, 7b-c and potentially address 1a, 1b, 4e, and 7d [NRC ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Barrett, Natasha; Boazman, Sarah; Gawronska, Aleksandra; Gilmour, Cosette; Halim, Samuel; Harish; McCanaan, Kathry; Satyakumar, Animireddi V.; Shah, Jahnavi (2020-09-08)
    EVAs in this location can begin to address science objectives 1c, 2a, 3a, 3b, 3d, 4a, 4d, 6c, and 7b, and potentially address objectives 1a, 1b, 4b, 5a-b, and 7d [12]. EVAs can also help address strategic knowledge gaps ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Barrett, Natasha; Boazman, Sarah; Gawronska, Aleksandra; Gilmour, Cosette; Halim, Samuel; Harish; McCanaan, Kathry; Satyakumar, Animireddi V.; Shah, Jahnavi (2020-09-08)
    EVAs in this location can begin to address science objectives 1c, 2a, 3a, 3b, 3d, 4a, 4d, 6c, and 7b, and potentially address objectives 1a, 1b, 4b, 5a-b, and 7d [9]. EVAs can also help address strategic knowledge gaps ...
  • Kiefer, Walter S.; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6741-5460; Nagihara, Seiichi; Grott, Matthias; Siegler, Matthew; Zacny, Kris (2020)
    On the Moon, in situ measurements of heat flow were made at the Apollo 15 and 17 landing sites [1-3] and are planned to be made in Mare Crisium on the 2023 Commercial Lunar Payload System (CLPS) mission. Measuring heat ...
  • Eppler, Dean B.; Baker, D. C.; Bell, E.; Evans, C.; Head, James W.; Helper, M.; Hodges, K. V.; Hurtado, J.; Klaus, Kurt K.; Neal, Clive R.; Schmitt, Harrison H.; Tewksbury, B. (2020)
    It is critical that the next steps in lunar scientific exploration be understood in the terms of the goals and preparations required, including crew skill sets and training. This includes the operational approaches necessary ...

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