Thursday, December 3, 2009

LEAG Premium Presentations are now online

Ina ("D" Formation - (18.5°N, 5.3°E)), an enigmatic formation long the focus of study from the ground and from lunar orbit, was prominent in a presentation by Marc Robinson of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team at Arizona State University, to the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG) in Houston, last month. While many poster and many of the submitted science presentations were made available before the meeting the much anticipated invited presentations were posted to the web just in the past few days.

Chief among these, of course, were up-to-date reports, not yet available anywhere else, from the investigating teams participating in both the LCROSS and LRO projects.

We will continue to look these over, and plan to post further comments about what they contain over the next few days. At this point, though, we 're happy to confirm that each whets the appetite for the expected release to the Planetary Data System of a large part of the data collected using LRO in February 2010 [NASA/GSFC/ASU/LEAG].

Those presentations, brought to our attention by LEAG chair Clive Neal of Notre Dame can be downloaded HERE. (A discussion of Ina, three kilometers across along the straight part of the "D" as seen above and what may be an extinct caldera, is worth reading at Charles A. Wood's LPOD, HERE).

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