Virtual Panel – Our Salty Solar System

September 27, 2021

Virtual Panel – Our Salty Solar System
Thursday, October 28, 6:00 p.m. CDT

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) will host “Our Salty Solar System,” a virtual panel discussion on the evening of October 28, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. CDT. This panel follows the conclusion of Modern Brines, the first conference in the LPI’s Brines Across the Solar System (BAS) initiative. We invite you to join us as planetary scientists share their research into brines and answer your questions. Learn where we’re studying salty water in our solar system and how it affects those bodies and connections to life!


  • Dr. Mohit Melwani Daswani, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Jennifer Hanley, Lowell Observatory
  • Dr. Kennda Lynch, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute
  • Dr. Abel Méndez, Planetary Habitability Laboratory, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo
  • Dr. Sean O’Hara, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

The BAS initiative dives into brines as a planetary process, from modern to ancient brines and the technologies needed to explore them. The Modern Brines conference will explore environments across the solar system where brines may presently exist, their biologic potential, and their role in ongoing and active planetary processes.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Edgard Rivera-Valentín, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute, and Andrew Shaner, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute.

View the panel on Zoom or the LPI YouTube channel.

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