Meeting Highlights

The conference “Mars Extant Life:  What’s Next” was convened November 5–8, 2019, in Carlsbad, New Mexico. This three-and-a-half-day conference focused on understanding and discussing strategies for seeking possible extant life on Mars. Inspired by the prior conference, “Biosignature Preservation and Detection in Mars Analog Environments” (May 16–18, 2016, in Lake Tahoe, California), which addressed the search for […]
Exoplanets in Our Backyard: Solar System and Exoplanet Synergies on Planetary Formation, Evolution, and Habitability was born out of a recognition of the value and potential of interdisciplinary, cross-divisional exoplanet and solar system research, and to encourage and grow the community of researchers working at this intersection. This first-ever inter-Analysis-Group (AG) meeting — organized by […]
Caves on Earth are formed due to a variety of processes ranging from volcanism to fluid erosion. Most of these processes operate on terrestrial planets and moons within our solar system. More than a thousand possible cave entrances have been identified on Mars and hundreds on the Moon thanks to the use of high-spatial resolution-instruments […]
The 6th International Planetary Dunes Workshop (#planetarydunes2020) was held virtually on May 12–13, 2020. The workshop provided a forum to discuss the current state of planetary aeolian science and the needs for the next decade. Contributions were on such topics as remote sensing, analog studies, laboratory experiments, and computer modeling results. The workshop was originally planned […]