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18
March
2016

USRA LPI presents 47th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference featuring Ceres, Mars, Pluto Science Results

March 18, 2016 - The 47th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference will take place March 21 through March 25, 2016. USRA manages the event through the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas. The conference will take place at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center at 1601 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands, Texas.


Many USRA scientists will present oral presentations and posters, which are listed below. The event was highlighted by NASA for the presentation of science results from the agency's Mars missions, New Horizons flyby of Pluto, and Dawn mission observations of the dwarf planet Ceres.


Briefing times (all CDT) are as follows:

  • Noon, Monday, March 21 -- New Horizons mission media briefing
  • Noon, Tuesday, March 22 -- Dawn mission media briefing
  • 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22 -- Alan Stern, principal investigator for the New Horizons mission, will deliver a lecture, "The Exploration of Pluto." This lecture is free and open to the public.


Briefings will be live streamed and/or archived online. The schedule is available at:http://livestream.com/viewnow/LPSC2016 .


2016 LPSC Abstract Bibliography - USRA Scientists at the Lunar and Planetary Institute


Oral


  • S. M. Clifford and F. M. McCubbin (2015) How Well Does the Present Surface Inventory of Water on Mars Constrain the Past? Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 2388.
  • W.S. Kiefer , G. J. Taylor , J. C. Andrews-Hanna, J. W. Head , J. C. Jansen , P. J. McGovern , K. L. Robinson, M. A. Wieczorek , and M. T. Zuber The Bulk Density of the Small Lunar Volcanos Gruithuisen Delta and Hansteen Alpha: Implications for Volcano Composition and Petrogenesis. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 1722.
  • W. S. Kiefer , J. F. Rapp , T. Usui , D. S. Draper , and J. Filiberto (2015) Constraints on Mantle Plume Melting Conditions in the Martian Mantle Based on Improved Melting Phase Relationships of Olivine-phyric Shergottite Yamato 980459. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 1817.
  • P. J. McGovern , M.R. Kirchoff , O.L. White , and P.M. Schenk (2015) Magma Ascent Pathways Associated with Large Mountains on IO. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 1341.
  • P. Schenk , S. Marchi , D.P. O'Brien , M. Bland , T. Platz , T. Hoogenboom , G. Kramer , S. Schroder , M. de Sanctis , D. Buczkowski , M. Sykes , L.A. McFadden , O. Ruesch , L. Le Corre , B. Schmidt, K. Hughson, C.T. Russell, J. Scully, and C. Raymond (2015) Impact Cratering on the Small Planets Ceres and Vesta: S-C Transitions, Central Pits and the Origin of Bright Spots. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 2697.
  • P. Schenk , K.N. Singer , S.J. Robbins , V.J. Bray , R.A. Beyer , J.M. Moore , W.B. McKinnon , J.R. Spencer , K. Runyon , S.A. Stern , L.A. Young , C.B. Olkin , K. Ennico , H.A. Weaver , and the New Horizons Science Team (2015) Topography of Pluto and Charon: Impact Cratering. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 2795.
  • V. L. Sharpton , E. Lalor and P. J. Mouginis-Mark (2015) Reconstructing Excavation Cavity Shapes from Anomalous Rim Height Variations in Fresh Lunar Craters. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 1115.
  • P.D. Spudis and M.U. Sliz (2015) Impact Melt from the Lunar Crisium Multi-Ring Basin. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 1463.
  • A. H. Treiman , E. Harrington, and V. Sharpton (2015) Venus' Radar-Bright Highlands: Chlorapatite Near the Equator, but not on Maxwell Montes. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 1037.
  • C.A. Goodrich , A.H. Treiman, N.T. Kita, and C. Defouilloy (2015) Increasing Diversity of Ordinary Chondrite and Rumuruti-Type Chondrite Clasts in Plymict Ureilites. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 1617.
  • J.F . Rapp and D.S. Draper (2015) Moonage Daydream: Reassessing the Simple Model for Lunar Magma Ocean Crystallization. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 2691.
  • F. Vilas and A. R. Hendrix (2015) Implications for the Origin of Jovian Irregular Satellites from Reflectance Spectra. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 1093.
  • M. B. Weller (2015)The Thermal Evolution of Mars and Mars-type Planets: Geodynamic and Geochemical Potential for Early Mobility. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 2666.
  • N. Le Corvec , P. J. McGovern , Eric B. Grosfils , and Gerald Galgana (2015) The Role of Plasticity in the Stability of Elliptical Magma Reservoirs on Venus. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 1792.

Poster

  • Kring D. A. Kramer G. Y. Collins G. S. Potter R. W. K. (2015) Using the Schrodinger Basin on the Moon to Infer Properties of the Buried Chicxulub Crater Peak Ring. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 1659.
  • Treiman A. H. Filiberto J. (2015) How Good is Good Enough? Major Element Chemical Analyses of Basalt by Spacecraft Instruments. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 1029.
  • Goodrich C. A. Kring D. A. (2015) A Large Igneous Clast in the Northwest Africa 092 Chondrite (L3.7): Xenolith from a Differentiated Parent Body or Product of an Ordinary Chondrite-Related Melt? Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract #1233.
  • Wilson L. Goodrich C. A. (2015) The Formation Time and Thermal History of the Ureilite Parent Body. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract #1557.
  • Kramer G. Y. Combe J.-Ph. (2015) The Fate of Hydroxyl and Water on the Lunar Surface Over Time. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract# 1579.
  • Medard E. Martin A. M. Righter K. Lanziroti A. Newville M. (2015) Platinum Partitioning at Low Oxygen Fugacity: Implications for Core Formation Processes. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract #2801.
  • Craig P. I. Ming D. W. Rampe E. B. Morris R. V. (2015) Insights into the Aqueous History of Mars from Acid-Sulfate Weathered Phyllosilicates. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract #2434.
  • Han J. Keller L. P. Brearley A. J. Danielson L. R. (2015) Stacking Defects in Synthetic and Meteoritic Hibonites: Implications for High-Temperature Processes in the Solar Nebula. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract# 2848.
  • Schmieder M. Kring D. A. Swindle T. D. Carter-Bond J. C. Moore C. B. (2015) The Gao-Guenie (Burkina Faso) Impact Melt Breccia — A Piece of an Impact Melt Injection Dike on an H-Chondrite Asteroid. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract# 1239.
  • Schmieder M. Shaulis B. J. Kring D. A. (2015) Larkman Nunatak 06507 — Insights into the Impact Melting of Carbonaceous Chondrites. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 1646.
  • Scipioni F. Schenk P. Clark R. Tosi F. Combe J.-Ph. et al. (2015) Spectral Analysis of Enceladus' South Pole Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 1574.
  • Shaulis B. J. Kring D. A. Lapen T. J. Righter M.(2015) Petrology and Distribution of U-Pb Ages in Lunar Meteorite Breccia Miller Range (MIL) 13317. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 2027.
  • Shaulis B. J . Kring D. A. Lapen T. J. Treiman A. H. (2015) In Situ U-Pb Age Analysis of Apollo 17 Impact Melt Breccias. Lunar and Planetary Science XLVII, Abstract # 2033.



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