Laboratory Analysis of Extraterrestrial Dust Returned to Earth

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:25 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Artist's rendition of Hayabusa spacecraft above the surface of asteroid Itokawa. Image by J.R.C. Garry.

Dear Colleagues:

We announce a call for abstracts for the session P15 “Laboratory Analysis of Extraterrestrial Dust Returned to Earth” at the Fall Meeting 2011 of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), December 5-9, 2011 San Francisco, California, USA. We are soliciting contributed submissions on the Genesis, Stardust and Hayabusa Mission results and on the recently selected asteroid sample return Mission OSIRIS Rex. We also welcome contributions on laboratory analysis of related materials, such as interplanetary dust particles. It is going to be an exciting session; we already have commitments from investigators of the four sample return missions. See our attached flyer.

Please help make this session a success and submit your abstract by August 4, 2011 here.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGU Fall Meeting!


The Conveners:
Philipp Heck (The Field Museum)
Scott Messenger (NASA Johnson Space Center)
Rhonda Stroud (Naval Research Laboratory)

Please forward this announcement to any interested party!

Electron microscope image of interplanetary dust particle. Image by Scott Messenger.