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.

Recent Submissions

  • 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, ...
  • 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.
  • Binzel, Richard P.; Michel, Patrick, 1970- (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2020)
    Explores the dynamical details and corresponding science opportunities presented by the April 13, 2029 near-miss passage of the asteroid Apophis. Knowledge is the first line of planetary defense, and the 2029 Apophis ...
  • Edgar, Lauren; Gullikson. Amber; Hartke, Melody; Rumpf, Elise; Skinner, James A., Jr. (James Albert) (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2021)
    Discussions of scientific investigations of planetary analog terrains and processes, exploration strategies, and orbit-to-ground comparisons. Abstracts were solicited for topics including various planetary processes ...
  • Mouginis-Mark, Peter J.; Skinner, James A., Jr. (James Albert) (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2021)
    The annual meeting will bring together community members to report progress on geologic mapping projects, discuss a wide range of mapping strategies, and coordinate map-based scientific investigations of planetary surfaces ...
  • Cockell, Charles; Schaefer, Bettina; Wuchter, Cornelia; Coolen, Marco J. L.; Grice, Kliti; Schnieders, Luzie; Morgan, Joanna V.; Gulick, Sean P. S.; Wittmann, Axel 1971-; Lofi, Johanna; Christeson, Gail L.; Kring, David A. (David Allen); Whalen, Michael T.; Bralower, Timothy J.; Osinski, Gordon R.; Claeys, Philippe, 1961-; Kaskes, Pim; Graaff, Sietze J. de; Déhais, Thomas; Goderis, Steven; Hernández-Becerra, Natali; Nixon, Sophie; IODP-ICDP Expedition Scientists (2021-06-24)
    We report on the effect of the end-Cretaceous impact event on the present-day deep microbial biosphere at the impact site. IODP-ICDP Expedition 364 drilled into the peak ring of the Chicxulub crater, México, allowing us ...
  • Stopar, Julie; Kring, David A. (David Allen) (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2021-06-25)
    This map is based on data released by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA). The map is centered at -87°S, 0°E and shows the LOLA 20-m elevation product (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; ...
  • Rodriguez-Manfredi, J. A.; Martínez, Germán M. (Springer, 2021-04-13)
    The MEDA package and its scientific purpose are described in this document as well as how it responded to the calibration tests and how it helps prepare for the human exploration of Mars. A comparison is also presented to ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Looper, Chris A.; Ney, Zane A.; Janoiko, Barbara A. (Center for Lunar Science and Exploration, 2020-12)
    Artemis lunar surface operations require the development and implementation of skills not utilized since Apollo. Here we review the skills and the protocols subsequently developed for a new generation of explorers engaged ...
  • Treiman, Allan H.; Filiberto, Justin; Vander Kaaden, Kathleen E. (American Astronomical Society, 2021-03-08)
    Light emitted from Venus’s surface can be viewed through spectral “windows” in its atmosphere, in the nearinfrared (NIR) around 1000 nanometer (nm) wavelengths. The NIR emissivity of Venus’s surface can constrain rock types ...
  • Goodrich, Cyrena Anne; Sanborn, Matthew E.; Yin, Qing-Zhu; Kohl, Issaku; Frank, David; Daly, R. Terik; Walsh, Kevin J.; Zolensky, M. E. (Michael E.); Young, Edward R. D.; Jenniskens, Petrus Matheus Marie; Shaddad, Muawia H. (American Astronomical Society, 2021-01-28)
    Nucleosynthetic isotope anomalies show that the first few million years of solar system history were characterized by two distinct cosmochemical reservoirs, CC (carbonaceous chondrites and related differentiated meteorites) ...
  • Treiman, Allan H.; Filiberto, Justin; Rivera-Valentín, Edgard G. (American Astronomical Society, 2020-11-19)
    Bulk chemical composition is a fundamental property of a planetary material, rock or regolith, and can be used to constrain the properties and history of a material, and by extension its parent body, including its potential ...

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