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July 2010

 

LPI’s Lunar Sample Atlas recognized as Digital Library of the Week

The American Library Association listed the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s (LPI’s) Lunar Sample Atlas as the "Digital Library of the Week" in the association's July 28, 2010 e-newsletter. The NASA Lunar Science Institute’s Center for Lunar Science and Exploration at the LPI and Johnson Space Center recently announced the addition of thousands of new digital images to the Lunar Sample Atlas and Apollo Thin-Section Atlas. The Lunar Sample Atlas highlights laboratory images of Moon-rock samples. Containing full-color views in microscopic thin-sections, the digital library also offers cutting views and diagrams that illustrate how the samples were subdivided for scientific analyses and in situ views of the samples on the Moon’s surface.
The Lunar Sample Atlas contains information about the type of sample (e.g., rock, soil), lithology (e.g., basalt, norite), and a description of the sample. Links to additional information about each sample are provided for those that have been previously described in The Lunar Sample Compendium and Lunar Sample Catalogs. The atlas illustrates both the scientific value and the artistic beauty of lunar samples.  Users will likely revel in the stained-glass appearance of these treasures from the Moon.

LPI Scientists Attend 73rd Annual Conference of Meteoritical Society

Scientists from the LPI had a strong visible presence at the Meteoritical Society conference in New York City. This conference is the premier international meeting for researchers in planetary geology, meteorites, and cosmic dust exploration and development. The USRA Houston Program Services group managed the meeting, in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History (New York).

Presentations and posters from LPI scientists, included:

Fiberto J. and Dasgupta R. (2010) Fe-Mg PARTITIONING BETWEEN OLIVINE AND MARTIAN MAGMAS: APPLICATION TO GENESIS OF OLIVINE-PHYRIC SHERGOTTITES AND CONDITIONS OF MELTING IN THE MARTIAN INTERIOR.

Ito M. and Clemett S.J. (2010) DETERMINATION OF THE INTERDIFFUSION OF MG+SI VS. AL+AL IN THE ÅKERMANITE-GEHLENITE BINARY SYSTEM USING THE BOLTZMANN-MATANO METHOD.

Ito M. and Messenger S. (2010) 60Fe-60Ni FE-RICH CHONDRULES FROM EET90161 UNEQUILIBRATED ORDINARY CHONDRITE.

Joy K.H., Kring D.A., Bogard D.D., Zolensky M.E., and McKay D.S. (2010) REEXAMINATION OF THE FORMATION AGES OF APOLLO 16 REGOLITH BRECCIAS.

Gross J. and Treiman A.H. (2010) “MASSIF’ ANORTHOSITES IN ALHA81005: POSSIBLE ORIGIN FROM A DIAPIR.

Marraro S., Phillips F.M., Caffee M.W., Smith S.S., and Kring D.A. (2010) RE-DATING THE BARRINGER METEORITE CRATER (AZ) IMPACT USING THE COSMOGENIC CHLORINE-36 SURFACE EXPOSURE METHOD.

Matrajt G., Messenger S., Bradley J., Aguiar J., Ito M., Stephan T., Liu N., Joswiak D., and Brownlee D. (2010) COORDINATED TEM, NANOSIMS, AND TOF-SIMS ANALYSES OF CARBONACEOUS PHASES IN IDPs.

Treiman A.H. and McCanta M. (2010) AMPHIBOLE-RICH R CHONDRITE LAP 04840 – FROM AN ICY ASTEROID OR MAIN-BELT COMET?

Weider S.Z., Lellett B.J., Swinyard B., Crawford I., A., Joy K.H., and C1XS team (2010) WESTERN OCEANUS PROCELLARUM AS SEEN BY C1XS ON CHANDRAYAAN-1.

Yamaguchi A., Barrat J.A., and Ito M. (2010) PETROLOGY AND THERMAL HISTORY OF A UNEQUILIBRATED DIOGENITE, DHOFAR 700.

Zhang S. and Keller L.P. (2010) PROBING THE IRON OXIDATION STATE OF SPACE-WEATHERED RIMS ON LUNAR SOIL GRAINS AT THE NM-SCALE .

LPI Scientists Attend NASA Lunar Science Forum 2010

Scientists from the LPI had a strong presence at the 2010 Lunar Science Forum, NASA’s annual meeting for its NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI). The LPI is lead on a team within the NLSI.

Scientists of LPI and JSC Busy with Summer Interns

July is peak month for the summer intern programs at the LPI, both the Science program and the Lunar Exploration Program. This summer, we host twelve science interns and nine exploration interns. All are busy in their research, aiming for its completion and final presentation in early August.

LPI Science Staff Research Progress – July 2010

Wittmann A., Swindle T.D., Cheek L.C., and Frank E.A. (2010) Impact cratering on the H chondrite parent body. Journal of Geophysical Research 115, E07009.

Hamburger M., and Galgana G., Johnson K., Pavlis G., and Shoemaker K. ( 2001) Observational and geodynamic constraints on active deformation in the Southern Illinois Basin. Final Technical Report, USGS National Earthquake Hazards Program (published online).

Galgana G., and Hamburger M. (2010). Active crustal deformation in the Wabash Valley seismic zone and the Southern Illinois Basin. Seismological Research Letters, In press.

Ito M. and Messenger S. (2010) Thermal metamorphic history of a Ca, Al-rich inclusion constrained by high spatial resolution Mg isotopic measurements with NanoSIMS 50. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 45,DOI: 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2010.01038.x.

Gross J., and Treiman A.H. (submitted) Massif anorthosites in lunar meteorite ALHA 81005: Beyond the magma ocean. To Geology

Filiberto J., Musselwhite D., Gross J., Burgess K., Le L., and Treiman A.H. (2010) Experimental petrology, crystallization history, and parental magma characteristics of olivine-phyric shergottite NWA 1068: Implications for the petrogenesis of 'enriched' olivine-phyric shergottites. Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences. In press.