USRA Houston Repository: Recent submissions

  • 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, Peter; 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 ...
  • Schenk, Paul M.; Scully, J. E. C.; Buczkowski, Debra L.; Sizemore, Hanna G.; Schmidt, B.; Pieters, Carlé M.; Neesemann, A.; O’Brien, D. P.; Marchi, Simone; Williams, David A. (Planetary geologist); Nathues, A.; De Sanctis, M. Cristina; Tosi, F.; Russell, C. T. (Christopher T.); Castillo-Rogez, Julie; Raymond, Carol A. (Nature, 2020-08-10)
    Here we show using Dawn high-resolution stereo imaging and topography that Ceres’ unique composition has resulted in widespread mantling by solidified water- and salt-rich mud-like impact melts with scattered endogenic ...
  • Schulte, Felix M.; Wittmann, Axel 1971-; Jung, Stefan; Morgan, Joanna V.; Gulick, Sean P. S.; Kring, David A. (David Allen); Grieve, Richard A. F.; Osinski, Gordon R.; Riller, Ulrich; IODP-ICDP Expedition 364 Science Party (Springer, 2021-03-18)
    Core from Hole M0077 from IODP/ICDP Expedition 364 provides unprecedented evidence for the physical processes in effect during the interaction of impact melt with rock-debris-laden seawater, following a large meteorite ...
  • Achilles, C. N.; Rampe, Elizabeth; Downs, R. T.; Bristow, Thomas F.; Ming, D. W. (Douglas W.); Morris, Richard V.; Treiman, Allan H. (American Geophysical Union, 2020-06-27)
    We present the mineralogy of four rocks determined by the CheMin X‐ray diffraction instrument onboard the rover. The results exhibit evidence of multiple diagenetic events, including aqueous alteration by warm groundwaters ...
  • Rampe, Elizabeth; Bristow, Thomas F.; Morris, Richard V.; Morrison, S. M.; Achilles, C. N.; Ming, D. W. (Douglas W.); Vaniman, David; Blake, D. F.; Tu, V. M.; Chipera, S. J.; Yen, A. S.; Peretyazhko, T. S.; Downs, R. T.; Treiman, Allan H.; Grotzinger, John P.; Castle, N.; Craig, Patricia I.; Marais, D. J. Des; Thorpe, M.; Fraeman, A. A.; Siebach, K. L.; Gellert, R.; Lafuente, B.; McAdam, A. C.; Meslin, P.-Y.; Sutter, B.; Salvatore, M. R. (American Geophysical Union, 2020-06-24)
    The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover performed an extensive campaign on Vera Rubin Ridge (VRR) to determine the geologic history of the ridge. Mineralogical data collected by the CheMin instrument of four rock samples ...
  • Czaplinski, E. C.; Harrington, E. M.; Bell, S. K.; Tolometti, G. G.; Farrant, B. E.; Bickel, Valentin Tertius; Honniball, Casey; Martinez, S. N.; Rogask, A.; Sargeant, H. M.; Kring, David A. (David Allen) (American Astronomical Society, 2021-04)
    The Schrödinger basin on the south polar lunar far side has been highlighted as a promising target for future exploration. This report provides a high-resolution geologic map in the southwest peak-ring (SWPR) area of the ...
  • Yen, A. S.; Morris, Richard V.; Ming, D. W. (Douglas W.); Schwenzer, Susanne Petra; Sutter, B.; Vaniman, David; Treiman, Allan H.; Gellert, R.; Achilles, C. N.; Berger, J. A.; Blake, D. F.; Boyd, N. I.; Bristow, Thomas F.; Chipera, S. J.; Clark, B. C.; Craig, Patricia I.; Downs, R. T.; Franz, H. B.; Gabriel, T.; McAdam, A. C.; Morrison, S. M.; O’Connell-Cooper, C. D.; Rampe, Elizabeth; Schmidt, Mariek; Thompson, Lucy; VanBommel, S. J. (American Geophysical Union, 2021-03-10)
    Using data from Curiosity’s instrument suite, we show that the tridymite‐bearing rocks exhibit similar chemical patterns with silicon‐rich alteration zones which crosscut the layered sediments. We infer that the tridymite ...
  • Goderis, Steven; Sato, Honami; Ferrière, Ludovic; Schmitz, Birger; Kaskes, Pim; Vellekoop, Johan; Wittmann, Axel 1971-; Schulz, Toni 1975-; Chernonozhkin, Stepan M.; Claeys, Philippe, 1961-; Graaff, Sietze J. de; Déhais, Thomas; Winter, Niels J. de; Elfman, Mikael; Feignon, Jean-Guillaume; Ishikawa, Akira; Koeberl, Christian, 1959-; Kristiansson, Per; Neal, Clive R.; Owens, Jeremy D.; Schmieder, Martin, 1978-; Sinnesael, Matthias; Vanhaecke, Frank, 1966-; Van Malderen, Stijn J. M.; Bralowerv, Timothy J.; Gulick, Sean P. S.; Kring, David A. (David Allen); Lowery, Christopher M.; Morgan, Joanna V.; Smit, Jan; Whalen, Michael T.; IODP-ICDP Expedition 364 Scientists (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2021-02-24)
    Here, we report new data from four independent laboratories that reveal a positive iridium anomaly within the peak-ring sequence of the Chicxulub impact structure, in drill core recovered by IODP-ICDP Expedition 364. The ...
  • Foucher, F.; Hickman-Lewis, K.; Hutzler, Aurore; Joy, Katherine H.; Folco, L.; Bridges, John C.; Wozniakiewicz, P.; Martínez-Frías, J.; Debaille, V.; Zolensky, M. E. (Michael E.); Yano, H.; Bost, N.; Ferrière, L.; Lee, M.; Michalski, J.; Schroeven-Deceuninck, H.; Kminek, G.; Viso, M.; Russell, Sara S. (Sara Samantha), 1966-; Smith, C.; Zipfel, J.; Westall, F. (Elsevier, 2021-03-01)
    The practical limitations inherent to human and robotic planetary exploration necessitate the development of specific protocols and methods. This non-standard approach requires testing and validation phases in order to ...
  • Unknown author (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2008)
    Children will: 1. build an understanding of what it is like to live and work aboard the International Space Station, including some of the considerations for eating, drinking, and sleeping in space. 2. learn about the ...
  • Buchner, Elmar; Sach, Volker J.; Schmieder, Martin, 1978-; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1458-5148 (Elsevier, 2020-12-17)
    The Nördlinger Ries and the Steinheim Basin are widely perceived as a Middle Miocene impact crater doublet. We discovered two independent earthquake-produced seismite horizons in North Alpine Foreland Basin deposits ...
  • LaConte, Keliann; Shaner, Andrew; Shipp, Stephanie, 1964-; Ballard, Yolanda (STAR_Net, 2012)
    Engineers work to solve the basic challenges of life — including having fun! Playful Building explores the process of solving such challenges through engineering in an imaginative task: designing, building, and maintaining ...
  • Ballard, Yolanda; Halligan, Eve; LaConte, Keliann; Shaner, Andrew; Shipp, Stephanie, 1964- (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2013)
    Explore: Life on Mars? will introduce children to and engage them in the science of life in the universe (i.e., astrobiology) and Mars.
  • Treiman, Allan H. (2009)
    A White Paper for the NRC Planetary Science Decadal Survey, Reflecting the Viewpoints of the NASA Analysis Group CAPTEM (Curation and Analysis Planning Team for Extraterrestrial Materials)
  • Treiman, Allan H. (2009)
    A White Paper for the NRC Planetary Science Decadal Survey, Reflecting the Viewpoints of the NASA Analysis Groups CAPTEM (Curation and Analysis Planning Team for Extraterrestrial Materials) and LEAG (Lunar Exploration ...
  • Unknown author (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2008)
    Children will: 1. build an understanding of the unique conditions in space that result in challenges to staying healthy. 2. learn about common health challenges astronauts and children face. 3. learn strategies for staying ...
  • Unknown author (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2008)
    Children will: 1. explore what galaxies are and about their different parts. 2. learn that different components within our solar system and beyond are different sizes, distances, and ages. 3. understand that galaxies are ...

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