Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2017

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Group members Dayl and Nat Talking with colleagues at one of the poster session at the 47th LPSC, March 2016. (Image credit: USRA)

It’s almost that time of year again…

Planetary Scientists around the world are busy collecting those final bits of data and then preparing talks and posters before hopping on a plane to Houston because the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) will be taking place in The Woodlands, Texas next week.

Work by several members of our research group (and those who have recently left us for better(?!) things) will be presented at the conference, links to their abstract are below.

A team of top tweeters, including members of the Earth and Solar System team, will be tweeting live from the conference – follow the hashtag #LPSC2017 for updates next week. And remember our Twitter handle is @EarthSolarSystem.

Abstracts by group members are as follows:

Curran, N.M., Joy, K..H., Füri, E., Carpenter, J. and The PROSPECT User Group (2017) Understanding lunar regolith noble gas budgets: enabling science from the ESA PROSPECT package, Abstract # 2243, 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Donaldson Hanna, K.L., Martin, D.J.P., Joy, K.H., Carpenter, J.D., Bowles, N.E. and PROSPECT User Group (2017) Characterization of lunar highlands regolith simulants in preparation for drilling and sampling into the polar regolith by ESA’s PROSPECT package, Abstract # 1717, 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Fernandes, V.A., Burgess, R., Czaja, P. Neal, C. Sliwinski, J. and Zhu, M.-H. (2017) Type, chemistry, 40Ar-39Ar and cosmic ray exposure age of new Apollo 17 basaltic regolith fragments, Abstract # 1282, 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Leitner, J., Vollmer, C. Henkel, T. and Hoppe, P. (2017) The silicon nitride inventory of enstatite chondrites, Abstract # 1391, 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Lewis, J.A., Jones, R.H. and Carcea, S.C. (2017) Chondrule porosity in the L4 chondrite Saratov: Mesostasis dissolution and chemical transport, Abstract # 2108, 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Lewis, J.A., Jones, R.H. and Lyon, I.C. (2017) Simultaneous measurement of six halogen isotopes in chondrule mesostasis from the EH3 chondrite Qingzhen, using nanoSIMS with an O2+ primary beam., Abstract # 2146, 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Pernet-Fisher, J.F. and Joy, K.H. (2017) Trace-element systematics of FAN clasts within Apollo 16 regolith breccias: implications for understanding the evolution of the Lunar highlands crust, Abstract # 1931, 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Tar, P.D., Thacker, N.A. and Gilmour, J.D. (2017) Linear Poisson models: a new tool for lunar and planetary science, Abstract # 1422, 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

 

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About Sarah Crowther

I'm a Post Doc in the Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry group. I study xenon isotope ratios using the RELAX mass spectrometer, to try to learn more about the origins and evolution of our solar system. I look at a wide range of samples from solar wind returned by NASA's Genesis mission to zircons (some of the oldest known terrestrial rocks), from meteorites to presolar grains.
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