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IPLEX Ices & Organics in the Inner Solar System Conference Recap

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 in iPLEX Meeting, News

Group photo from Day 1 of the IPLEX Ices & Organics in the Inner Solar System Conference

The first IPLEX-hosted conference, titled Ices and Organics in the Inner Solar System, was held in the historic Royce Hall on the UCLA campus on June 12-13, 2012.  The conference was a great success, with more than fifty attendees and twenty half-hour featured presentations that covered a diverse array of topics concerning organics found in the inner solar system. Highlights included several talks on recent work involving water-ice distribution and stability on the Moon, Mars and Mercury and recent results from the Mars Phoenix lander indicating the presence of unexpected salts on the surface of Mars.  Additionally, asteroidal and cometary ice and volatile transport were discussed in detail.  For a complete list of abstracts, click here.