For the planetary scientist’s in the group its that time of year where everyone is working silly hours to make sense of their data and write it up for the Lunar and Planetary Science Meeting, which will be held this coming march in Houston, Texas.
This annual conference (http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2016/ ) is arguably the biggest meet up of planetary scientists, where the findings of the latest space missions will be discussed and new never before images shown and the results shown from studies of new meteorites and samples returned from other worlds. It is a chance for us to meet up with international collaborators, set up new projects and find out the latest results in our research fields. The conference was started after the first samples were returned from the Moon by the Apollo astronauts, and has grown and grown in number of attendees ever since, to the point where a couple of thousand people are now attending each year!
So if we have been a bit quiet recently on the blog its because we are all hard at work preparing our two-page report conference abstracts for the deadline tonight (Jan 12th)…
Once the programme committee have announced the conference schedule we will share with you our submissions so you can see all the exciting work we have in progress at the moment.