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How to Access the Downloadable Files

Downloadable files are provided for each session that includes abstracts. These files are different from the files available through the link "Program with Abstracts" in that they contain the full program listing for a particular session, as well as all the files for the abstracts being presented in that session. These files will provide an easy way for participants to download and print out all the abstracts for a session.

Remember that the titles in the program listings of these files are NOT linked to the individual abstracts as they are in the "Program with Abstracts" version. These files are available via the LPI's anonymous FTP site. Instructions for accessing the site are provided below. The file names are shown to the right of each session (e.g., "full51.pdf"). If you have any questions regarding these files, please contact Linda Tanner at 281-486-2142 or

To access the LPI's FTP site, ftp to

    User Name:  anonymous
    Password:  your e-mail address

Change the directory to


and then retrieve the file(s) you are interested in (see listing below).

Note:  The files should be downloaded in BINARY mode.

If you prefer to download the files using your web browser, you can simply click on the file names, which are linked to the ftp site. A left click will launch the Acrobat Reader and pull up the file via your browser (this may take some time, depending on the size of the file), and you can then save the file on your machine for later printing or viewing. A right click will give you the option to save the file directly to your machine without first having to launch the Reader and open the file. (A right click on the Mac is accomplished by holding down the command key and then clicking.)

Monday Morning, 8:30 a.m.
  Waterway Ballroom 1 Phoenix:  Exploration of the Martian Arctic    full101.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 4 Origin and Early Evolution of the Moon    full102.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 5 Comet Wild 2:  Mineralogy and More    full103.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 6 Astrobiology:  Meteorites, Microbes, Hydrous Habitats, and Irradiated Ices    full104.pdf
Monday Afternoon, 2:30 p.m.
  Waterway Ballroom 1 Phoenix:  Soil, Chemistry, and Habitability    full152.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 4 Planetary Differentiation    full153.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 5 Presolar Grains:  Structures and Origins    full154.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 6 SPECIAL SESSION:  Venus Atmosphere:  Venus Express and Future Missions    full155.pdf
Tuesday Morning, 8:30 a.m.
  Waterway Ballroom 1 Mars Polar Caps:  Past and Present    full201.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 4 SPECIAL SESSION:  Lunar Missions:  Results from Kaguya, Chang’e-1, and Chandrayaan-1, Part I    full202.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 5 Early Nebula Processes and Models    full203.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 6 SPECIAL SESSION:  Icy Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn:  Cosmic Gymnasts    full204.pdf
Tuesday Afternoon, 1:30 p.m.
  Waterway Ballroom 1 Mars:  Ground Ice and Climate Change    full251.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 4 SPECIAL SESSION:  Lunar Missions:  Results from Kaguya, Chang’e-1, and Chandrayaan-1, Part II    full252.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 5 Chondrite Parent-Body Processes    full253.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 6   SPECIAL SESSION:  Icy Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn:  Salubrious Surfaces    full254.pdf
  Montgomery Ballroom  SNC Meteorites    full255.pdf
Tuesday Evening, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
  Town Center Exhibit Area Poster Session I
Lunar Missions:  Results from Kaguya, Chang’e-1, and Chandrayaan-1     full301.pdf
 LRO and LCROSS     full302.pdf
 Geophysical Analysis of the Lunar Surface and Interior     full303.pdf
 Remote Observation and Geologic Mapping of the Lunar Surface     full304.pdf
 Lunar Spectroscopy    full305.pdf
 Venus Geology, Geophysics, Mapping, and Sampling    full306.pdf
 Planetary Differentiation    full307.pdf
 Bunburra and Buzzard Coulee:  Recent Meteorite Falls    full308.pdf
 Meteorites:  Terrestrial History    full309.pdf
 CAIs and Chondrules:  Records of Early Solar System Processes    full310.pdf
 Volatile and Organic Compounds in Chondrites    full311.pdf
 Crashing Chondrites:  Impact, Shock, and Melting    full312.pdf
 Ureilite Studies    full313.pdf
 Petrology and Mineralogy of the SNC Meteorites    full314.pdf
 Martian Meteorites    full315.pdf
 Phoenix Landing Site:  Perchlorate and Other Tasty Treats    full316.pdf
 Mars Polar Atmospheres and Climate Modeling    full317.pdf
 Mars Polar Investigations    full318.pdf
 Mars Near-Surface Ice    full319.pdf
 Mars:  A Volatile-Rich Planet    full320.pdf
 Mars:  Geochemistry and Alteration Processes    full321.pdf
 Martian Phyllosilicates:  Identification, Formation, and Alteration    full322.pdf
 Astrobiology    full323.pdf
 Instrument Concepts, Systems, and Probes for Investigating Rocks and Regolith    full324.pdf
 Seeing is Believing:  UV, VIS, IR, X- and Gamma-Ray Camera and Spectrometer Instruments    full325.pdf
 Up Close and Personal:  In Situ Analysis with Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry    full326.pdf
 Jupiter and Inscrutable Io    full327.pdf
 Tantalizing Titan    full328.pdf
 Enigmatic Enceladus and Intriguing Iapetus    full329.pdf
 Icy Satellites:  Cryptic Craters    full330.pdf
 Icy Satellites:  Gelid Geology/Geophysics     full331.pdf
 Icy Satellites:  Cool Chemistry and Spectacular Spectroscopy    full332.pdf
 Asteroids and Comet     full333.pdf
 Comet Wild 2:  Mineralogy and More    full334.pdf
 Hypervelocity Impacts:  Stardust Models, LDEF, and ISPE     full335.pdf
 Presolar Grains    full336.pdf
 Early Nebular Processes:  Models and Isotopes    full337.pdf
 Solar Wind and Genesis:  Measurements and Interpretation    full338.pdf
 Education and Public Outreach    full339.pdf
Wednesday Morning, 8:30 a.m.
  Waterway Ballroom 1 Ancient Martian Crust:  Primary Mineralogy and Aqueous Alteration    full401.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 4 SPECIAL SESSION:  Messenger at Mercury:  A Global Perspective on the Innermost Planet    full402.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 5 CAIs and Chondrules:  Records of Early Solar System Processes    full403.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 6 Small Bodies:  Shapes of Things to Come    full404.pdf
Wednesday Afternoon, 1:30 p.m.
  Waterway Ballroom 1 Sulfur on Mars:  Rocks, Soils, and Cycling Processes    full451.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 4 Mercury:  Evolution and Tectonics    full452.pdf
 3:00 p.m.    Venus Geology, Volcanism, Tectonics, and Resurfacing     full453.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 5 Asteroid–Meteorite Connections    full454.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 6     Impacts I:  Models and Experiments    full455.pdf
  Montgomery Ballroom  Solar Wind and Genesis:  Measurements and Interpretation     full456.pdf
Thursday Morning, 8:30 a.m.
  Waterway Ballroom 1 Mars:  Aqueous Processes    full501.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 4 Magmatic Volatiles and Eruptive Conditions of Lunar Basalts    full502.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 5 Comparative Planetology    full503.pdf
 10:00 a.m.    Interstellar Matter:  Origins and Relationships     full504.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 6    Impacts II:  Craters and Ejecta    full505.pdf
Thursday Afternoon, 1:30 p.m.
  Waterway Ballroom 1 Mars:  Tectonics and Dynamics    full551.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 4 Mars Analogs I:  Geological    full552.pdf
 3:00 p.m.    Exploring the Diversity of Lunar Lithologies with Sample Analyses and Remote Sensing    full553.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 5 Chondrite Accretion and Early History    full554.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 6    Science Instruments for the Mars Science Lander    full555.pdf
 3:15 p.m.    Martian Gullies:  Morphology and Origins    full556.pdf
Thursday Evening, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
  Town Center Exhibit Area Poster Session II
Mercury    full601.pdf
 Pursuing Lunar Exploration    full602.pdf
 Sources and Eruption of Lunar Basalt    full603.pdf
 Chemical and Physical Properties of the Lunar Regolith    full604.pdf
 Lunar Dust and Transient Surface Phenomena    full605.pdf
 Lunar Databases and Data Restoration    full606.pdf
 Meteoritic Samples of the Moon    full607.pdf
 Chondrites, Their Clasts, and Alteration    full608.pdf
 Achondrites:  Primitive and Not So Primitive    full609.pdf
 Iron Meteorites    full610.pdf
 Meteorite Methodology    full611.pdf
 Antarctic Micrometeorites    full612.pdf
 HEDs and Vesta    full613.pdf
 Dust Formation and Transformation    full614.pdf
 Interstellar Organic Matter    full615.pdf
 Early Solar System Chronology    full616.pdf
 Comparative Planetology    full617.pdf
 Impacts I:  Models and Experiments    full618.pdf
 Impacts II:  Craters and Ejecta    full619.pdf
 Mars:  Volcanism    full620.pdf
 Mars:  Tectonics and Dynamics    full621.pdf
 Martian Stratigraphy:  Understanding the Geologic History of Mars Through the Sedimentary Rock Record    full622.pdf
 Mars:  Valleys and Valley Networks    full623.pdf
 Mars:  Aqueous Processes In Valles Marineris and the Southern Highlands    full624.pdf
 Mars:  Aqueous Geomorphology    full625.pdf
 Martian Gullies:  Morphology and Origins    full626.pdf
 Mars:  Dunes, Dust, and Wind    full627.pdf
 Mars:  Remote Sensing    full628.pdf
 Mars:  Geologic Mapping, Photogrammetry, and Cratering    full629.pdf
 Martian Mineralogy:  Constraints from Missions and Laboratory Investigations    full630.pdf
 Mars Analogs:  Chemical and Physical     full631.pdf
 Mars Analogs:  Sulfates and Sulfides     full632.pdf
 Missions:  Approaches, Architectures, Analogs, and Actualities     full633.pdf
 Not Just Skin Deep:  Electron Microscopy, Heat Flow, Radar, and Seismology Instruments     full634.pdf
 Planetary Data Systems, Techniques, and Interpretation    full635.pdf
Friday Morning, 8:30 a.m.
  Waterway Ballroom 1 Mars:  Dunes, Dust, and Wind     full701.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 4 Mars:  Volcanism    full702.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 5 Early Solar System Chronology    full703.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 6 Seek Out and Explore:  Upcoming and Future Missions    full704.pdf
Friday Afternoon, 1:30 p.m.
  Waterway Ballroom 1 Mars:  Early History and Impact Processes    full751.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 4 Mars Analogs II:  Chemical and Spectral    full752.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 5 Achondrites and their Parent Bodies    full753.pdf
  Waterway Ballroom 6      Planning for Future Exploration of the Moon    full754.pdf
Print-Only Presentations
   Mercury and Venus    full801.pdf
 Moon    full802.pdf
 Mars    full803.pdf
 Astrobiology    full804.pdf
 Meteorites    full805.pdf
 Impacts    full806.pdf
 Outer Solar System    full807.pdf
 Asteroids and Comets    full808.pdf
 Presolar Grains and Early Solar Nebula    full809.pdf
 Missions and Instruments    full810.pdf
 Education and Public Outreach and Data Visualization    full811.pdf