Lunar and Planetary Institute
Lunar and Planetary Institute



Media Advisory 3

March 7 , 2007

Contact:  Karin Hilser
Lunar and Planetary Institute

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1. Press conference times and topics
2. Highlighted Press Abstracts




1.  Press Conference Logistics

The Lunar and Planetary Institute will be hosting two press conferences on Monday, March 12 at 9:00 and 10:30.

9:00    Conference 1:  Saturnian Satellites

Dennis Matson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Cassini Project Scientist

Julie Castillo-Rogez, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The Early History of Enceladus:  Setting the Scene for Today’s Activity

Stephane LeMouelic, Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique, Université de Nantes
Cassini/VIMS Observations of Titan During the T20 Flyby

Jeff M. Moore, NASA Ames Research Center
Topography of Endogenic Features on Saturnian Mid-Sized Satellites

10:30    Conference 2:   Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Shannon Pelkey, Brown University
CRISM science team
CRISM Observations Of Hydrated Craters Deposits In Terra Tyrrhena, Mars

Yves Langevin, University of Paris/IAS
CRISM science team
Combined Omega and CRISM Observations of the Cryptic Region of the South Seasonal Cap Close To Equinox

Timothy Titus, U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff
CRISM science team
CRISM Observations: Monitoring Springtime in the Cryptic Region

Randolph Kirk, U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff
HiRISE science team
Ultrahigh Resolution Topographic Mapping of Mars with HiRISE Stereo Images: Methods and First Results

The press conference will be held on the 9th floor of South Shore Harbour in the Harbourview Room.  Beyond these formal press opportunities, any member of the working press that would like to interview the authors of any abstract being presented at the meeting should contact Karin Hilser. An effort will be made to determine a mutually convenient time and location for these interviews during the week of the conference.

 2.  Press Abstracts

Authors of the selected highlighted abstracts have been asked to put together a press friendly version of their scientific submission.  These documents are designed to provide the working press with any background or context required to understand the complete story surrounding the scientific work. 

1457    Search for Contemporary Interstellar Dust in the Stardust Collector
Westphal A. J. * Bastien R. K. Butterworth A. L. Von Korff J. Anderson D. Mendez B. Prasad R. Kelley N. Frank D. Lettieri R. Gainsforth Z. Snead C. J. Warren J. L. Zolensky M. E.
Press version

1326    Huygens at Titan:  A Summary of Science Results From Engineering Measurement  
R. D. Lorenz
Press Version

2286    Placing Comet 81P/Wild 2 Organic Particles into Context with Chondritic Organic Solids 
G. D. Cody, H. Yabuta, C. M. O’D. Alexander, T. Araki, A. L. D. Kilcoyne
Press Version

2444     Cassini/VIMS Observations of Titan During the T20 Flyby
Sotin C. * LeMouelic S. Brown R. H. Barnes J. Soderblom L. Jaumann R. Buratti B. J.,  Clark R. N. Baines K. H. Nelson R. M. Nicholson P.
Press Version

Last updated March 9, 2007