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August 2013


Conclusion of LPI Lunar Exploration Intern Program, 2013

The LPI’s second annual Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program finished on August 8th.  Each student presented their research project of current interest in lunar and planetary science.


W. Kiefer “GRAIL Explores the Moon’s Interior”, for LPI summer interns, July 10, 2013.

W. Kiefer“Mars: The Inside Story”, presentation for high school science teachers at the Mars Revealed: Evolving Science, Advancing Technology workshop, at LPI, July 24, 2013.

W. Kiefer“Mars Volcanism and Tectonism”, for high school students participating in the United Space School, at University of Houston Clear Lake, July 31, 2013.

A. Fagan Lunar Science Forum, "Trapped Ar-40/Ar-36 Closure Ages of Lunar Regolith"


D. Kring spoke about the "Chelyabinsk Air Burst" over Russia at the annual Meteoritical Society meeting.   He has been asked to speak again about the air burst at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.  A few general details of the air burst also appeared in the LPI Bulletin.

O. White SETI talk title on July 30th “ Mapping Io’s Surface Topography Using Voyager and Galileo Stereo Images and Photoclinometry”.


D. Kring attended an NEO Target meeting at the National Academy of Sciences that discussed the technical challenges of the President’s proposal for a robotic retrieval of a small asteroid.  The target asteroid is similar in size (6 to 8 meters) to one that Kring’s team previously showed exploded over northern Arizona 15,000-20,000 years ago.

Paper Accepted

N. Le Corvec "Age, distance and geochemical evolution within a monogenetic volcanic field: Analyzing patterns in the Auckland volcanic field eruption sequence" Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, DOI 10.1002/ggge. 20223