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March 21-27, 2016 / Vol 35, No 12 / Hawai`i Island, USA

18 Mar 2016, 20:00 UTC
March 21-27, 2016 / Vol 35, No 12 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Nearing 50 Years

The 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference will be held at The Woodlands, Texas on March 21-25, bringing together nearly 2,000 international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology and astronomy to present the latest results of research in topical symposia and problem-oriented sessions. Conference Co-Chairs are Steve Mackwell of LPI and Eileen Stansbery of JSC, Program Committee Co-Chairs are David Draper of JSC and Walter Kiefer of LPI, with additional institutional support from the Universities Space Research Association. The extremely diverse program features separate Special Sessions on ‘New Horizons at Pluto and Ceres Unveiled: What We Have Learned from Dawn’ as well as a joint Special Session on ‘Dwarf-Age Daydream: Surface Ice Tectonics on Dwarf Planets Ceres and Pluto.’ There is a significant amount of Mars discussion, including sample return and human exploration considerations, as well as highlighted sessions on Jupiter, Venus, Titan Submarine: Goals and Payload, and Outer Planets Assessment Group. Various peripheral events exist around LPSC 2016 including SSERVI Microsymposium 57 on Polar Volatiles on the Moon and Mercury which occurs March 19-20 co-sponsored by Brown University, Vernadsky Institute and the Brown-MIT SSERVI Evolution and Environment of Exploration Destinations team. ...

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