USRA Houston Repository: Recent submissions

  • Haynes, Mark; Virkki, Anne K.; Venditti, Flaviane C. F.; Hickson, Dylan; Pinilla-Alonso, Noemí; Brisset, Julie; Benner, Lance A. M.; Raymond, Carol A.; Lazio, Joseph; Freeman, Anthony; Castillo-Rogez, Julie; Asphaug, Erik Ian; Taylor, Patrick A.; Herique, Alain; Kofman, Wlodek; Sava, Paul; Pajola, Maurizio; Lucchetti, Alice; De Pra, Mario Nascimento; Rivera-Valentín, Edgard G. (2020)
    This white paper summarizes the science opportunities, state of the art, and outstanding knowledge gaps, with a particular emphasis on the 99942 Apophis encounter when it flies by within six Earth radii (near the outer ...
  • Halim, Samuel; Barrett, Natasha; Boazman, Sarah; Gawronska, Aleksandra; Gilmour, Cosette; Harish; McCanaan, Kathryn; Satyakumar, Animireddi V.; Shah, Jahnavi; Kring, David A. (David Allen) (Elsevier, 2021-01-15)
    The lunar south pole, on the rim of Shackleton crater, is the target for the next human landing on the Moon. We use numerical modeling to investigate the formation of that crater and the distribution of ejecta around the ...
  • Adams, Mitzi (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2020)
    The front of the graphic includes a picture of the Sun, a histogram showing the abundance of the Top 5 elements, and an outline of the Periodic Table highlighting the location of those elements on the table. The back of ...
  • Smrekar, Suzanne E.; Andrews-Hanna, Jeffrey C.; Breuer, Doris; Byrne, Paul; Buczkowski, Debra L.; Campbell, Bruce A.; Davaille, A.; Dyar, M. Darby (Melinda Darby); Di Achille, G.; Fassett, Caleb; Gilmore, Martha S.; Grimm, Robert E.; Helbert, Jorn; Hensley, Scott; Herrick, Robert R.; Iess, Luciano; Jozwiak, Lauren; Katiaria, Tiffany; Mastrogiuseppe, Marco; Mazarico, Erwan; Mueller, Nils; Nunes, Daniel; O'Rourke, Joseph; McGovern, Patrick J. (Geophysicist); Raguso, Maria; Stock, Joann; Tsang, Constantine; Widemann, Thomas; Whitten, Jennifer; Widemann, Thomas; Zebker, Howard (2020)
    Although supremely unhospitable to life today, Venus’s geodynamic similarities to Earth provide the ultimate control case for understanding rocky planet evolution and habitability. It very likely had past long-term surface ...
  • Virkki, Anne K.; Taylor, Patrick A.; Busch, Michael W.; Howell, Ellen S.; Rivera-Valentín, Edgard G.; Fernandez, Yanga; Benner, Lance A. M.; Brozović, Marina; Becker, Tracy M.; Marshall, Sean E.; Hickson, Dylan; Masiero, Joseph; Springmann, Alessondra; Paganelli, Flora; Venditti, Flaviane C. F.; Busch, Michael W.; Zambrano Marín, Luisa F.; Lopez Oquendo, Andy; Womack, Maria; Brucker, Melissa J.; Campbell, Bruce A.; Nolan, Michael C. (2020)
    In the next decade, in addition to continuing as a state-of-the-art astrometric tool for planetary defense, we expect ground-based radar observations to expand our knowledge of the physical characteristics of the near-Earth ...
  • Vander Kaaden, Kathleen E.; Ryan, Catheryn; Rivera-Valentín, Edgard G.; Phillips, Cynthia B.; Haber, James; Filiberto, Justin; Denton, Adeene (2020)
    “I believe that no one should ever have to choose between a career we love and living our lives with authenticity and integrity.” These words, spoken by Out and Equal Executive Director Selisse Berry, express the criticality ...
  • Rivera-Valentín, Edgard G.; Rathbun, Julie; Keane, James Tuttle; Lynch, Kennda; Richey, Christina; Diniega, Serina; Vertesi, Janet (2020)
    In order to identify trends in underrepresentation in planetary science and related fields and to inform diversity initiatives, we conducted a demographic analysis using the American Astronomical Society’s Division of ...
  • Morgan, Joanna; Gulick, Sean; Mellett, Claire L.; Green, S. L.; Expedition 364 Scientists (International Ocean Discovery Program, 2020)
    Supplementary material for the Volume 364 expedition reports includes age-depth, MAR, and MAD data and fault-slip data in Microsoft Excel format; CT images and core line-scan images in JPG format; handwritten VCDs in PDF; ...
  • Gulick, Sean; Morgan, Joanna; Mellett, Claire L.; Expedition 364 Scientists (International Ocean Discovery Program, 2017-02)
    During International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 364, Paleogene sediments and lithologies that make up the Chicxulub peak ring were cored to investigate (1) the nature and formational mechanism of peak rings, ...
  • Radebaugh, Jani; Thomson, Bradley; Archinal, B. A.; Beyer, Ross A.; DellaGiustina, Dani; Fassett, Caleb; Gaddis, Lisa; Goossens, Sander J.; Hare, Trent; Laura, Jay; Mouginis-Mark, Peter J.; Naß, Andrea; Patthoff, Alex; Stopar, Julie; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1578-3688; Sutton, Sarah (planetary geoscientist); Williams, David A. (Planetary geologist); Hagerty, Justin; Prockter, Louise; https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr2004027263 (2020)
    Planetary Spatial Data Infrastructure (PSDI) is a collection of data, tools, standards, policies, and the people that use and engage with them. A PSDI comprises an overarching support system for planetary spatial data. ...
  • Morris, Richard V.; Rampe, E. B.; Vaniman, David; Christoffersen, Roy; Yen, A. S.; Morrison, S. M.; Ming, D. W. (Douglas W.); Achilles, C. N.; Fraeman, A. A.; Le, L.; Tu, V. M.; Ott, J. P.; Treiman, Allan H.; Hogancamp, J. V.; Graff, T. G.; Adams, M.; Hamilton, J. C.; Mertzman, S. A.; Bristow, Thomas F.; Blake, D. F.; Castle, N.; Chipera, S. J.; Craig, Patricia I.; Marais, D. J. Des; Downs, G.; Downs, R. T.; Morookian, J. M.; Thorpe, M. (2020-06-19)
    A layer of weathering‐resistant material is located within the walls of an erosional gully of the Pu'u Poliahu cinder cone in the summit region of Maunakea volcano (Hawai'i). The volcanic cone, initially composed of unaltered ...
  • Budden, Nancy Ann; Spudis, Paul D. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Management, Scientific and Technical Information Program, 1993-03)
    Science is an important aspect of the Space Exploration Initiative, a program to explore the Moon and Mars with people and machines. We here evaluate different SEI mission archtiectures on the basis of three variables: ...
  • Wood, Charles A.; Ashwal, Lewis D. (Pergamon Press, 1981)
    All dated meteorites have formation ages of 4.4 to 4.6 b.y. (Sears, 1978), except for nine achondrites which crystallized 1.3 b.y. ago (Table 1). These meteorites-shergottites, nakhlites, and chassignites (SNC)-also differ ...
  • Phinney, William C.; Warner, Jeffrey L.; Simonds, Charles H. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1974)
    A synthesis of the data concerning lunar highlands polymict breccias compels the prediction that the breccias should have homogeneous matrices from rock to rock within regions of the highlands of limited size where impact ...
  • Stoffler, D.; Ostertag, R.; Reimold, W. U.; Borchardt, R.; Malley, J.; Rehfeldt, A. (Pergamon Press, 1981)
    The complete collection of 139 boulder, large rock (hand specimens), rake and "soil walnut" samples (>ca. 1 g) from Station 11 and of 48 corresponding samples from Station 13, Apollo 16, has been reclassified on the basis ...
  • Walker, David, 1946-; Stolper, Edward M.; Hays, J. F. (Pergamon Press, 1979)
    The volumetrically abundant basalts on the earth, its moon, and the eucrite parent planet all have chemical compositions that are controlled to a large extent by dry, low-pressure, crystal-liquid equilibria. Since this ...
  • Hsui, Albert T. (Pergamon Press, 1979)
    In this paper, a new approach to determine the bounds of heat production rate within planetary objects will be presented. In order to demonstrate the basic principles of this new approach, the moon is chosen as a working example.
  • Morgan, J. W.; Wandless, G. A.; Petrie, R. K.; Irving, Anthony J. (Pergamon Press, 1980)
    Nine volatile elements (Ag, Bi, Cd, In, Sb, Se, Te, Tl and Zn) were determined by means of radiochemical neutron activation analysis in 19 ultramafic rocks; mainly spinel lherzolites from North and Central America, Hawaii ...
  • Williams, David A. (Planetary geologist); Anderson, Robert C. (planetary geoscientist); Byrne, Shane (planetary geoscientist); Costard, François; Hayes, Alexander; Jaumann, Ralf, 1954-; Mouginis-Mark, Peter J.; Muller, Jan-Peter, Dr.; Oberst, Jürgen; Schultz, Peter H., 1944-; Spray, John G.; Stopar, Julie; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1578-3688; Sutton, Sarah (planetary geoscientist); Watters, Thomas R. (2020)
    As the next generation of planetary scientists will rely more heavily on digital data from the PDS and other digital archives and tools to accomplish research, a new generation of Planetary Data Utilization Centers (PDUCs), ...

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