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  • Space Science Series - Protostars and Planets V
    the birth of stars and planets This new volume in the Space Science Series with 249 contributing authors builds on the latest results from recent advances in ground and space based astronomy and in numerical computing techniques to offer the most detailed and up to date picture of star and planet formation including the formation of our own solar system This book emphasizes the cross disciplinary aspects of the field

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  • Space Science Series - Protostars and Planets VI
    of their field conveying the latest results in this research area and establishing a new foundation for advancing our understanding of stellar and planetary formation Continuing the tradition of the Protostars and Planets series this latest volume uniquely integrates the cross disciplinary aspects of this broad field Covering an extremely wide range of scales from the formation of large clouds in our Milky Way galaxy down to small chondrules in

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  • Space Science Series - The Solar System Beyond Neptune
    of icy bodies orbiting beyond Neptune Today the study of all of these bodies collectively referred to as trans Neptunian objects reveals them to be frozen time capsules from the earliest epochs of solar system formation This new volume in the Space Science Series with one hundred contributing authors offers the most detailed and up to date picture of our solar system s farthest frontier Our understanding of trans Neptunian

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  • Early Mars: Geologic, Hydrologic, and Climatic Evolution and the Implications for Life
    Workshops Past Meetings Future Meetings Conference Summaries Key Questions Journal Special Section Funding Opportunities Student Research Opportunities Early Mars Reference Library Educational Resources News Archive Other Resources Editorial Contributions Contact Us International Conferences on Early Mars First Conference Camp Allen

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  • First Conference on Early Mars: Geologic and Hydrologic Evolution, Physical and Chemical Environments, and the Implications for Life
    and expertise of researchers from a wide range of fields in terrestrial and planetary science Click here for the program and abstracts Meeting Format To encourage discussion promote the exchange of new ideas and rigorously assess our current understanding of the early martian environment the conference format will place a heavy emphasis on discussion and debate Each morning will begin with a review of the day s agenda and the key questions Formal talks will be kept to a minimum averaging about six per day and will emphasize both the current state of research and important issues that remain outstanding These talks will be supplemented by a number of special events Three Special Sessions The Early Earth Thursday morning Life in Extreme Environments Saturday morning Life on Mars Saturday afternoon Two Formal Debates Was the Early Martian Climate Warm or Cold Thursday afternoon Life in the Martian Meteorites The Case For and Against Sunday morning Three Panel Discussions Early Earth and Mars A Critical Assessment Friday morning The Future of Mars Exploration Saturday afternoon Conference Summary and Review midday Sunday In addition two evening poster sessions with refreshments will be held on Thursday and Saturday evenings all posters will be on display throughout the entire meeting Approximately 50 of the program has been reserved for Q A and moderated discussion Opportunities for Participation This conference is not intended for the timid or faint of heart If you have strongly held beliefs regarding any aspect of early Mars come well prepared to defend your position Conference attendees will have the opportunity to offer substantive oral comments during the Q A period following each invited talk and during the many moderated discussion periods identified throughout the program Participants in these discussions should have any evidence calculations or arguments that they wish to present available in a form that can be effectively shared with the rest of the conference attendees e g slides viewgraphs or handouts They should also be prepared to argue their case as persuasively and succinctly as possible identify convincing tests of their principal conclusions and be willing to rebut or acknowledge real time critiques by other conference participants Note that these discussions are not intended to force a consensus but to help clarify our current understanding of specific issues identify points of conflict and stimulate ideas for ways of resolving these conflicts for inclusion in future missions Poster Presentations Authors of abstracts scheduled for poster presentation will have the opportunity to present their work during one of the two dedicated sessions scheduled for Thursday and Saturday evenings Posters have been divided between the two sessions to allow all authors the chance to view and discuss other posters Authors of papers selected and scheduled for poster presentation should plan to be available to display and discuss their results in the poster area during their assigned poster session There will also be opportunities to discuss posters during breaks A listing of all abstracts accepted for poster presentation is included in the

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  • Second Conference on Early Mars: Geologic and Hydrologic Evolution, Physical and Chemical Environments, and the Implications for Life
    Presentations Contributed oral presentations are scheduled to allow 10 minutes for speaking and 5 minutes for discussion Invited presentations vary in length and speakers should plan their talks to conform to the times specified in their invitation letters Audio visual equipment available for oral presentations includes two slide projectors and a laptop PC with an LCD projector Dual projection will NOT be available for electronic presentations Please read carefully the instructions for electronic presentations All speakers with electronic presentations must upload their presentations onto the conference laptop before their session starts Use of personal laptops for presentations will not be permitted To ensure sufficient time for uploading your presentation morning presenters are urged to contact the projectionist to upload their files the day before To assist those who have presentations scheduled for Monday morning the conference laptop will be available for uploads Sunday evening at the registration desk Poster presentations will be on display throughout the entire week of the conference Posters may be installed from 6 00 to 9 00 p m on Sunday October 10 or Monday morning beginning at 8 00 a m and will remain up through Friday noon Poster display space available to authors is 44 44 In the event that inclement weather forces a cancellation of the mid conference field trip on Wednesday poster presenters will have an opportunity to present five minute summaries of their posters using up to two visual aids to support their remarks Abstract Volume The abstract volume will be in CD ROM format and distributed to the participants at the conference You can view the program with abstracts or download abstracts in alphabetical order Travel to jackson Hole The Snake River Lodge Spa is conveniently accessible through the Jackson Hole Airport with service on four major carriers from six hubs around the country Convenient connections are available via American Airlines Delta Airlines Northwest Airlines and United The Snake River Lodge Spa in Teton Village is located a scenic 22 miles from the Jackson Hole Airport and 12 miles northwest of the town of Jackson It is one mile from the southwest entrance of Grand Teton National Park and 60 miles south of Yellowstone National Park Shuttle fees from Jackson Hole Airport to Teton Village are approximately 20 00 one way or 35 00 round trip and taxi fare is approximately 45 00 In October the daytime highs average 58 F 14 C and the average early morning low is 23 F 5 C More information on the Jackson Hole area can be found at the following Web sites http www tetonvillageassociation com http www jacksonhole com http www jacksonholechamber com vacationplanning htm Accommodations A block of rooms will be held at the Snake River Lodge Spa until September 10 2004 A special daily rate of 89 00 plus applicable surcharges and taxes currently 4 24 resort fee and 6 tax 98 11 single or double occupancy for double or king lodging will be available for the meeting dates Conference

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  • Third Conference on Early Mars: Geologic and Hydrologic Evolution, Physical and Chemical Environments, and the Implications for Life
    ast 2005 5 663 1 What was the nature of the early martian environment How did the formation initial composition and differentiation of early Mars affect the evolution of its crust mantle and core What was the cratering rate on early Mars and how did it evolve with time What were the principal resurfacing processes and rates on early Mars and why did they later decline with time 2 How did the early martian atmosphere and hydrosphere form and what role did they play in the geologic and mineralogic evolution of the planet s surface Was Mars volatile rich at the time of its formation especially with regard to the initial abundance of water and CO 2 What were the principal mechanisms and associated magnitudes of volatile loss on early Mars Did oceans or large seas exist on early Mars and if so what was their significance and ultimate fate What was the nature of the early martian atmosphere and climate and how did they evolve with time What conditions and processes gave rise to the valley networks and what were their discharge rates durations and continuity of flow How was the chemistry and mineralogy of the early martian crust influenced by atmospheric surface and subsurface processes 3 Did life arise on early Mars Did life develop on early Mars either through seeding by meteorite transport from Earth or by an independent genesis Were habitable environments present on early Mars If life appeared on Mars and has subsequently gone extinct is its record preserved Conference Format Opportunities for Participation To maximize the time available for discussion and debate the opportunities for formal oral presentations will be limited and split equally between invited and contributed talks However conference participants will have the opportunity to offer substantive oral comments during the Q A period following each presentation and panel discussion and during the many moderated discussion periods identified throughout the program Participants in these discussions may prepare a single PowerPoint slide summarizing any evidence calculations or arguments that they wish to present on a USB flash drive the file will be uploaded and displayed on the screen when they are recognized by the session moderator Participants should be prepared to present and defend their remarks as persuasively and succinctly as possible and identify the most convincing tests of their principal conclusions Note that these discussions are not intended to force a consensus but to help clarify our current understanding of specific issues identify points of conflict and stimulate ideas for potential tests on future missions Because of the limited opportunities for formal oral presentations poster presentations will represent a significant and important part of the conference program and will be featured during the two evening poster sessions socials scheduled for Monday and Tuesday evenings These posters will remain accessible to conference participants throughout the meeting Program Outline Monday May 21 Early History of the Inner Solar System invited talks emphasizing Earth and Mars The Physical Evolution of the Early Martian Environment I talks on the geophysical geological and hydrological evolution of the early martian environment Monday Evening Poster Session Social first authors A I with hors d ouevres and refreshments Tuesday May 22 The Physical Evolution of the Early Martian Environment II The Geochemical and Mineralogical Evolution of the Early Martian Environment Panel Discussion Regional and Global Variations in the Stratigraphy and Chronology of Hydrated Minerals on Mars Where are the key sections What successions are present Did clay formation overlap with sulfate and chloride formation What are the spatial and temporal ties to geomorphic evidence of surface water And what does this tell us about synchroneity of mineral formation transportation and deposition Can hydrated minerals be used to build a relative timescale for Mars that is independent of and therefore could be tested by crater counts When did water altered minerals cease to form on Mars Panel Discussion The Nature of the Early Martian Climate Was early Mars warm and wet Or cold and wet And how wet was wet Did Mars have an early greenhouse climate If so was it episodic or continuous How late did it persist And what was the cause of its demise Just how warm and wet did Mars need to be The Origin Evolution and Diversity of Life on Earth and Mars I Tuesday Evening Poster Session Social first authors J Z with hors d oeuvres and refreshments Wednesday May 23 All Day Field Trip To Mono Lake with box lunch Special Evening Panel Discussion Perspectives on the Existence of an Early Martian Ocean Thursday May 24 The Origin Evolution and Diversity of Life on Earth and Mars II MSL and Gale Crater Background and Mission Overview Panel Discussion Plausible Metabolic Pathways and Niches for Life on Early Mars Moderated Discussion Key Questions and Needed Observations Conference Dinner Dinner Talk Great Pre 20th Century Debates About the Early Earth Friday May 25 After MSL MAVEN Panel Discussion New Perspectives Selected graduate students and recent post docs who will discuss their ideas regarding the key issues raised at the meeting Panel Discussion Progress Outstanding Questions and Recommendation for Future Investigations Final Review and Revision of Key Questions and Needed Observations To be reported to MEPAG Meeting Adjourns at 12 20 Program And Abstracts The program and abstracts are now available An author index has also been provided so authors can easily determine when their presentation has been scheduled To browse through the entire workshop program view the Program with Links to Abstracts To find a particular abstract or determine where a specific abstract has been scheduled for presentation view the Author Index Information For Presenters Oral Presentations A PC laptop LCD projector and speaker remote will be available for presentation of oral presentations during the scientific sessions In order to facilitate a smooth transition between speakers all presentations will be preloaded and tested in advance Speakers are asked to provide their PowerPoint presentations on a CD ROM or flash drive upon arrival at the workshop An

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  • Early Mars: Geologic, Hydrologic, and Climatic Evolution and the Implications for Life
    Hole 2004 Third Conference Lake Tahoe 2012 Related Conferences and Workshops Past Meetings Future Meetings Conference Summaries Key Questions Journal Special Section Funding Opportunities Student Research Opportunities Early Mars Reference Library Educational Resources News Archive Other Resources Editorial Contributions Contact

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