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May 23-29, 2016 / Vol 35, No 21 / Hawai`i Island, USA

20 May 2016, 20:29 UTC
May 23-29, 2016 / Vol 35, No 21 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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New Views of the Moon 2 Workshop Synthesizing New Data for Advanced Lunar Exploration

Lunar and Planetary Institute at Universities Space Research Association (USRA) in Houston TX is hosting the New Views of the Moon 2 workshop on May 24-26 as a first step in publishing the comprehensive ~2018 sequel to the 2006 New Views of the Moon, including latest Moon mission data, sample analyses, and Earth-based observations made in the 21st century. Conference Conveners Clive Neal (University of Notre Dame) and Stephen Mackwell (LPI) will be joined by Paul Spudis (LPI), Charles Shearer (University of New Mexico), Georgiana Kramer (LPI), Lisa Gaddis (USGS), Samuel Lawrence (ASU), Jeff Plescia (JPL) and dozens of other scientists and researchers. Main topics, each with various subtopics and lectures, cover development of the Moon and cislunar space, lunar surface volatiles, interior, tectonics, cratering, magmatic evolution, crust, meteorites, magnetism, exosphere, and space weathering. An abundance of data will be added to the book from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, LCROSS, SMART-1, ARTEMIS, Chandrayaan-1, SELENE (Kaguya), LADEE, GRAIL, Chang’e-1, -2 and -3, with references to recent lunar modeling, terrestrial analogs and Apollo sample analyses. (Image Credit: NASA, LPI, USRA, U of Notre Dame, UNM, Space Station ...

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