LPI Contributions

 

To document the activities of the visiting and staff scientists and other work supported by the Lunar and Planetary Institute, this formal series, called Lunar and Planetary Institute Contributions, was initiated in September 1969 while the Institute was under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences. The Lunar and Planetary Institute Contribution series continues today, documenting the scientific research, meeting-related publications, educational materials, outreach products, and other activities of the Institute.

ISSN 1540-9120

Recent Submissions

  • Unknown author (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2022)
    Papers Presented at the 2022 Summer Intern Program for Undergraduates held at the Lunar and Planetary Institute
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Verhagen, Christina M.; Jung, Ji-In; Tikoo, Sonia M.; Wittmann, Axel 1971-; Brachfeld, Stefanie; Wu, Laying; Burns, Dale H.; Gulick, Sean P. S. (MDPI, 2023-03-02)
    The suevite (polymict melt rock-bearing breccia) composing the upper peak ring of the Chicxulub impact crater is extremely heterogeneous, containing a combination of relict clasts and secondary minerals. Using scanning ...
  • Crossley, Samuel D.; Ash, Richard D.; Sunshine, Jessica M.; Corrigan, Catherine M.; McCoy, Timothy J. (Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 2023-02-27)
    Models of planetary core formation beginning with melting of Fe,Ni metal and troilite are not readily applicable to oxidized and sulfur-rich chondrites containing only trace quantities of metal. Cores formed in these bodies ...
  • Goodrich, Cyrena Anne; Turrin, Brent D.; Lindsay, Fara; Delaney, Jeremy S.; Park, Jisun; Herzog, Gregory F.; Swisher Jr, Carl (Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 2023-02-22)
    The Almahata Sitta (AhS) meteorite consists of disaggregated clasts from the impact of the polymict asteroid 2008 TC3, including ureilitic (70%–80%) and diverse non-ureilitic materials. We determined the 40Ar/39Ar release ...
  • Martínez, Germán M.; Sebastián, E.; Vicente‐Retortillo, Álvaro; Smith, M. D.; Johnson, J. R.; Fischer, Erik; Savijärvi, Hannu; Toledo, D.; Hueso, Ricardo; Mora-Sotomayor, L.; Gillespie, H.; et al. (Journal of Geophysical Research. Planets, 2023-01-27)
    The Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) on board Perseverance includes first-of-its-kind sensors measuring the incident and reflected solar flux, the downwelling atmospheric IR flux, and the upwelling IR flux emitted ...
  • Niles, Paul B.; Needham, Debra H.; Archer, D. P.; Banfield, Don J.; Beaty, D. W. (David W.); Bell, M. S.; Curry, Shannon M.; Gangidine, A.; Hill, J.; Hoffman, S.; Horgan, Briony H.; Link, B. M.; Lynch, Kennda L; Matthies, L. H.; Mischna, M. A.; Rucker. M.; Stone, B. (2023-02-03)
    The Science Objectives for Human Exploration of Mars Workshop was held in Denver, Colorado on May 4–6, 2022. The workshop was co-sponsored by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and the Exploration Systems Development Mission ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Barrett, Natasha; Bickel, Valentin Tertius; Satyakumar, Animireddi V.; Halim, Samuel; Gawronska, Aleksandra; Harish; Shah, Jahnavi; Boazman, Sarah (The Planetary Science Journal, 2022-12-22)
    Transformative lunar science will be driven by the accessibility, recovery, and return to Earth of geological specimens. Isolated boulders, rock exposures, and rocky craters at the lunar south pole all provide opportunities ...
  • Robbins, Stuart; Kirchoff, Michelle (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2022-08-10)
    The annual meeting is designed to present abstracts related to observational, theoretical, experimental, and numerical modeling studies of impact craters on planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids, comets, or other small ...
  • Treiman, Allan H.; Kiefer, Walter S.; Way, Michael J. (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2022-07-25)
    Thematically, the conference will focus on four main topics, while cementing the discussion around our knowledge of ancient Venus: 1. Accretion history of Venus; 2. Evolution of the volatile inventory and climate on Venus; ...
  • Tice, Michael M.; Hurowitz, Joel A.; Allwood, Abigail; Jones, Michael W. M.; Orenstein, Brendan J.; Davidoff, Scott; Wright, Austin P.; Pedersen, David A. K.; Henneke, Jesper; Tosca, Nicholas J.; Moore, Kelsey R.; Clark, Benton C.; McLennan, Scott M.; Flannery, David T.; Steele, Andrew; Brown, Adrian J.; Zorzano, Maria-Paz; Hickman-Lewis, Keyron; Liu, Yang; VanBommel, Scott J.; Schmidt, Mariek E.; Kizovski, Tanya V.; Treiman, Allan H.; O’Neil, Lauren; Fairén, Alberto G.; Shuster, David L.; Gupta, Sanjeev; THE PIXL TEAM (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2022-11-23)
    Here, we demonstrate that diffracted and fluoresced x-rays detected by the PIXL instrument (an x-ray fluorescence microscope on the Perseverance rover) provide information about the presence or absence of coherent crystalline ...
  • Razzell Hollis, Joseph; Moore, Kelsey R.; Sharma, Sunanda; Beegle, Luther W.; Grotzinger, John P.; Allwood, Abigail; Abbey, William; Bhartia, Rohit; Brown, Adrian J.; Clark, Benton C.; Cloutis, Edward Anthony, 1958-; Corpolongo, Andrea; Henneke, Jesper; Hickman-Lewis, Keyron; Hurowitz, Joel A.; Jones, Michael W. M.; Liu, Yang; Martínez-Frías, Jesús; Murphy, Ashley; Pedersen, David A. K.; Shkolyar, Svetlana; Siljeström, Sandra; Steele, Andrew; Tice, Michael M.; Treiman, Allan H.; Uckert, Kyle; VanBommel, Scott J.; Yanchilina, Anastasia G. (Elsevier, 2022-11-15)
    We present a synthesis of PIXL elemental data and SHERLOC Raman spectra collected on two targets investigated by the Perseverance rover during the first year of its exploration of Jezero Crater, Mars. The Bellegarde target ...
  • Bickel, Valentin Tertius; Moseley, B.; Hauber, Ernst; Shirley, M.; Williams, J.-P.; Kring, David A. (David Allen) (AGU, 2022-08-26)
    In the next couple of years a large number of robotic missions and payloads will be delivered to the Moon, ultimately culminating in crewed missions. Those missions aim at characterizing lunar polar volatiles, which are ...
  • Fries, Marc D.; Lee, Carina; Bhartia, Rohit; Razzell Hollis, Joseph; Beegle, Luther W.; Uckert, Kyle; Graff, Trevor G.; Abbey, William; Bailey, Zachary; Berger, Eve L.; Burton, Aaron S.; Calaway, Michael J.; Cardarelli, Emily L.; Davis, Kristine N.; DeFlores, Lauren; Edgett, Kenneth S.; Fox, Allison C.; Garrison, Daniel H.; Haney, Nikole C.; Harrington, Roger S.; Jakubek, Ryan S.; Kennedy, Megan R.; Hickman-Lewis, Keyron; McCubbin, Francis M.; Miller, Ed; Monacelli, Brian; Pollock, Randy; Rhodes, Richard; Siljeström, Sandra; Sharma, Sunanda; Smith, Caroline L.; Steele, Andrew; Sylvia, Margarite; Tran, Vinh D.; Weiner, Ryan H.; Yanchilina, Anastasia G.; Aileen Yingst, R. (Springer Nature, 2022-08-22)
    The Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman and Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC) is a robotic arm-mounted instrument onboard NASA’s Perseverance rover. SHERLOC combines imaging via two cameras with both ...
  • Unknown author (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1990-01)
    The MEVTV Newsletter aimed to keep the Study Group informed about the latest meetings, activities, and other news relevant to MEVTV's goals and Mars in general.
  • Unknown author (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1989-08)
    The MEVTV Newsletter aimed to keep the Study Group informed about the latest meetings, activities, and other news relevant to MEVTV's goals and Mars in general.
  • Unknown author (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1989-01)
    The MEVTV Newsletter aimed to keep the Study Group informed about the latest meetings, activities, and other news relevant to MEVTV's goals and Mars in general.
  • Unknown author (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1988-08)
    The MEVTV Newsletter aimed to keep the Study Group informed about the latest meetings, activities, and other news relevant to MEVTV's goals and Mars in general.
  • Unknown author (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1988-05)
    The MEVTV Newsletter aimed to keep the Study Group informed about the latest meetings, activities, and other news relevant to MEVTV's goals and Mars in general.
  • Unknown author (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1987-11)
    The MEVTV Newsletter aimed to keep the Study Group informed about the latest meetings, activities, and other news relevant to MEVTV's goals and Mars in general.
  • Unknown author (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1987-07)
    The MEVTV Newsletter aimed to keep the Study Group informed about the latest meetings, activities, and other news relevant to MEVTV's goals and Mars in general.

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