Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Chandrayaan-1 3M team: Abundant lunar H2O

NASA will hold a media briefing at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 24, to discuss data from the moon collected by the twin to the Mini-RF radar mapper on board India's Chandrayaan-1.

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the briefing from NASA Headquarters, in Washington. Participants include:

* Jim Green, director, Planetary Science Division, Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington
* Carle Pieters (pictured), principal investigator, Moon Mineralogy Mapper, Brown University
* Rob Green, project instrument scientist, Moon Mineralogy Mapper, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.
* Roger Clark, team member, Cassini spacecraft Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer and co-investigator, Moon Mineralogy Mapper, U.S. Geological Survey in Denver
* Jessica Sunshine, deputy principal investigator for NASA’s Deep Impact extended mission and co-investigator for Moon Mineralogy Mapper, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland.

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