50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2019, sponsored by the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2019, sponsored by the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

Hello, Earthlings! I’m back from an exciting planet-hopping trip that landed me at the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) down in Houston, Texas!

Would like to dedicate this blog-post to the awesome graduate students from the University of Arkansas Space Center and all their amazing research!

Here’s some of what the Space Center got to present last week:

-Venusian mineralogy and lead-based minerals (S. Port)

-Martian Swiss cheese terrain (P. Knightly)

-Haughton Crater as an Analogue to Martian permafrost conditions (P. Knightly)

-Martian salts through experiments (R. Slank)

-Europa as a potential habitable world (A. Yazdani)

-Titan liquids pertaining to lakes (K. Farnsworth)

-Titan evaporitic minerals at the shorelines (E. Czaplinski)

-Titan organic materials in the laboratory setting (K. Dzurilla)

-Pluto experimentation and glacial dynamics (C. Ahrens)

Lots of cool insight into some awesome projects coming up, so stay tuned to Universe Playpen for more exciting space science!