Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Colaprete: In Demand

Tony Colaprete, principal investigator for the LCROSS mission is a busy man, this Wednesday. As we write Colaprete, along with LCROSS science co-investigators Jennifer Heldmann and Diane Wooden, are participating as this week's panel at the CSC/SETI Institute Colloquium lecture panel in Mountain View, California.

"The Lunar Crater Observation and Remote Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission will impact into the lunar polar region on October 9. The panelists will discuss the first results obtained from cameras and spectrometers aboard the shepherding spacecraft," and "pictures of the impact" gathered "around the world and in space by the Hubble Space Telescope. Will the LCROSS mission detect water in the lunar regolith? Did the mission work as planned? The panel will let us know."

And tonight, beginning at 8 PM Eastern time in the United States, Colaprete "will spend a few minutes discussing early results of the LCROSS mission," as this week's Lunar and Planetary Institute's MyMoon webcast.

"The rest of the conversation is up to you," and "you can begin by submitting questions for Tony at (click on the webcast poster at 8pm Eastern to join the webcast in progress.

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