Meeting Highlights

The volume of data available to planetary scientists is increasing rapidly, and the NASA Planetary Data System (PDS) is approaching two petabytes of data from space missions. These data are widely used by scientists worldwide for research, mission planning, education, and outreach. Methods of identifying, acquiring, storing, and serving these data are advancing alongside improvements […]
The 54th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), co-chaired by Lisa Gaddis of the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and Eileen Stansbery of the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC), was held as a hybrid event on March 13–17, 2023, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas, and in a […]
The conference Venus Surface and Atmosphere, part two of the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s (LPI’s) Venus Science Initiative, was held in Houston and virtually January 30–February 1, 2023. There were 147 registered participants. The overall goal of the Venus Science Initiative is to consolidate our understanding of Venus, explore new hypotheses, and encourage innovative ways […]
The Apollo 17 ANGSA (Apollo Next Generation Sample Analysis Initiative) Workshop was held as a hybrid meeting on October 26–28, 2022 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI). The workshop was motivated by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission to the Taurus Littrow Valley and the release of new ANGSA results on previous unopened Apollo 17 […]
The first Planetary Protection in Practice workshop was held virtually on October 18–19, 2022. The purpose of the two-day workshop was to (1) build an inclusive, diverse community of practice around planetary protection; (2) share knowledge between researchers, technology developers, and mission/instrument teams; (3) identify shared challenges and solution space to meet planetary protection requirements; (4) identify technology and knowledge […]