USRA Houston Repository: Recent submissions

  • 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; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3440-6282 (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); https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3440-6282; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1578-3688 (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.; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5885-236X; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0461-9815 (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 ...
  • Unknown author (Manned Spacecraft Center, 1969-08-12)
    Transcription of the Apollo 11 photographic and scientific debriefings conducted at the Lunar Receiving Laboratory on August 6, 1969.
  • Unknown author (Manned Spacecraft Center, 1972-11)
    A description of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Packages (ALSEP) which will remain on the moon after the return of the astronauts and will transmit scientific and engineering data to the Manned Space Flight Network on Earth.
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Looper, Chris A.; Ney, Zane A.; Janoiko, Barbara A.; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3440-6282 (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.; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5058-1905; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8073-2839 (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.; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3181-1303 (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.; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5058-1905; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4042-003X; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8073-2839 (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; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3440-6282 (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.; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8073-2839 (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.; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7661-2626; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8073-2839; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4080-4997 (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.; Rogaski, A.; Sargeant, H. M.; Kring, David A. (David Allen); https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3440-6282 (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.; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7661-2626; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8073-2839; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9608-0759; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4080-4997 (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; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1458-5148; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3440-6282; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0705-3490 (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, Ludovic; Lee, M.; Michalski, J.; Schroeven-Deceuninck, H.; Kminek, G.; Viso, M.; Russell, Sara S. (Sara Samantha), 1966-; Smith, C.; Zipfel, J.; Westall, F.; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4992-8750; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2609-4485; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3181-1303 (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 ...

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