Scott Mest, Noah Petro and I are convening a session at the GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte in November on advances in lunar surface geology, entitled "New Moon Rising: The Latest Geologic Results from the Lunar Surface."
The Moon continues to be a prime target for remote exploration and analysis. With the results of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter rolling in fast and furious, and data from Kaguya and Chadrayaan-1 being analyzed, the time is right for a focused session at GSA on lunar surface science. The session will review the current state of lunar surface science - geology, geomorphology, mineralogy - as it is rapidly evolving due to the acquisition and analysis of exciting new datasets.
Because recent missions have acquired a broad range of datasets, we invite abstracts focusing on a wide range of topics covering the most recent developments regarding our understanding of the geologic processes of the Moon as they are manifested on the surface, including abstracts on the Moon's overall stratigraphy and geologic history, surface geochemistry and mineralogy.
Abstracts on any aspect of lunar surface geology are welcome.
Due date: August 14, 2012
For further information, please contact:
R. Aileen Yingst, PSI