LPSC: Crater Carancas Event

Posting out of order here. I have a ton of notes on this morning’s Moon sessions, but before piecing together pages of lunar science, I want to share something neat: Science results on Crater Carancas. This newest, smallest crater on the planet Earth was formed...

Other People Reporting at LPSC

If you are on Twitter, GeoSteph is twittering about this meeting. She’s actually a planetary scientist (unlike me – I’m just a planetary science fan chick). Check her out (and feel free to add me while you’re there – starstryder)

MESSENGER at Mercury (part II)

Two selected talks presented. I’m also going to float to other sessions. Craters Craters Craters – C. Chapman presenting Craters. Double-ringed craters. Craters with lumps in the middle. Craters with smooth basins in the middle. Craters overlapping...

Awards and Masursky Lecture: Dr. Robert Pepin

It’s 1:30pm Monday and we’re settling into our first LPSC plenary session: The Masursky Lecture. Prior to the lecture they are handing out a series of awards, including an early career achievement award that goes to 6 students who have shown outstanding...

Tau Boo Back Flips (magnetically)

As some of you may know, my favorite favorite star to bring up when discussing binaries is Tau Boo B (Go ahead, say it out loud. Giggle. Join me in the giggling. Wasn’t that fun?). This little red dwarf star is the companion star to the much more famous, but no...

Another Close Binary, Another Big Planet

At this point we’ve found planets in a enough places that I shouldn’t still be surprised when a neat new world is found in a neat new place. Nevertheless, I found myself awed by a new discovery of a new planet with a 3.69 year period orbiting in a close...