Saturday, August 29, 2009

Lunar Dust, Plasma and Atmosphere: The Next Steps (NLSI Workshop)

One grain of lunar dust, micro-photographed on Maui by inventor and scientist Gary Greenberg, under the supervision of NASA contractors Carol and Christopher Kiely, shows the optically maturity and nanophase iron typical of the dusty lunar surface, abrasive even when microscopic, and subject to charging, levitation and fall out; a problem for man and machine about which NASA is making slow progress. [The Maui News, 24 May 2009].

Clive R. Neal, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences at Notre Dame, announced today that a science workshop, "Lunar Dust, Plasma and Atmosphere: The Next Steps," will be held January 27–29, 2010 at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, of the University of Colorado at Boulder.


The meeting is being organized by the Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies (CCLDAS), a National Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) center. []

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