2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Session No. 162
Sunday, 5 October 2008: 1:30 PM-4:45 PM

P6. Return to the Moon: A New Era of Lunar Exploration

GSA Planetary Geology Division


Jeffrey Plescia and Paul D. Spudis, Conveners
Paper #
Start Time
1:30 PM
A New Era of Scientific Exploration of the Moon
SPUDIS, Paul D., Lunar and Planetary Institute, 3600 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058, spudis@lpi.usra.edu, spudis@lpi.usra.edu
2:00 PM
The Moon's Poles: Lunar Incognita?
BUSSEY, Ben, Applied Physics Lab, MP3-E180, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723, ben.bussey@jhuapl.edu, ben.bussey@jhuapl.edu
2:20 PM
Towards Understanding of Lunar Polar Volatile Deposits
LAWRENCE, David J., Space Department, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723 and ELPHIC, Richard C., NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035, David.J.Lawrence@jhuapl.edu, David.J.Lawrence@jhuapl.edu
2:40 PM
Giant Impact and Cataclysm: Consensus Premature
SCHMITT, H.H., Fusion Technology Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, P.O. Box 90730, Albuquerque, NM 87199, hhschmitt@earthlink.net, hhschmitt@earthlink.net
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
Lunar Differentiation: Insights from Lunar Samples
TAYLOR, G. Jeffrey, Univ Hawaii - Manoa, 1680 East-West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822-2219, gjtaylor@higp.hawaii.edu, gjtaylor@higp.hawaii.edu
3:45 PM
Formation and Evolution of Lunar Soil from An Apollo Perspective
TAYLOR, Lawrence A., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, lataylor@utk.edu, lataylor@utk.edu
4:05 PM
Geochemistry and Petrology of the Moon: New Insights from New Missions
JOLLIFF, Bradley L., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, blj@levee.wustl.edu, blj@levee.wustl.edu
4:25 PM
Lunar Interior Structure: Current Understanding, Unresolved Questions and Future Advances
JOHNSON, Catherine L., Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, 6339 Stores Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada, cjohnson@eos.ubc.ca, cjohnson@eos.ubc.ca