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Event:
SSERVI’s Science & Exploration Forum
Start:
July 21, 2014 8:00 am PST
End:
July 23, 2014 5:00 pm PST
Organizer:
Unnamed Organizer
Updated:
February 20, 2014
Venue:
NASA Ames
Address:
Moffett Field, CA, United States

The Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) is pleased to announce the 1st annual NASA Exploration Science Forum (ESF), to be held in person July 21-23, 2014 at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. This year’s forum will feature scientific discussions of exploration targets of interest (the Moon, near-Earth asteroids, and the moons of Mars). Science sessions will focus on recent mission results and in-depth analyses of science and exploration studies. Dedicated side-conferences for graduate students and young professionals (a graduate student conference and Next Generation Lunar Scientists and Engineers, NGLSE) will coincide with the ESF. Public engagement discussions will be interwoven among science topics as well.

The abstract submission period has now ended. For more information visit http://sservi.nasa.gov/NESF2014/

SSERVI Science Teams

  • Observations of the lunar impact plume from the LCROSS event

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    McMath‐Pierce telescope observed sodium (Na) emission from LCROSS impact on October 9, 2009.When the Lunar Crater Observing and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) impacted Cabeus crater on October 9th, it pitched up frozen water along with some sodium, astronomers reported today.

    According to the LCROSS team, the impact event pitched up about 660 pounds of water frozen on the bottom of the crater. NLSI researcher R. M. Killen at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center reported that the plume also contained about 3.3 pounds of sodium chloride.

Inspiration Room

NLSI Inspiration Room

Did you know?

The largest impact feature on the Moon is not one of the prominent "seas" that face the Earth, but the huge SPA Basin on the farside.

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