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  Information - PS2.4 Lunar science and exploration

Event Information
The EGU PS2.4 session "Lunar Science and Exploration" will address:
- Recent lunar results: geochemistry, geophysics in the context of open
planetary science questions
- Synthesis of results and lessons from ESA’s SMART-1 mission at the Moon
- Goals and Status of missions under preparation: Chang-E1, Selene,
Chandrayaan-1, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, LCROSS, Lunar-A and future
- Precursor missions, instruments and investigations for landers, rovers,
sample return, and human lunar sorties
- The future international lunar exploration programme towards a global
robotic village and permanent lunar base

Lunar science is having a renaissance with new and exciting missions being
developed by China, Japan, India, the US, Russia and Europe, and with the
possibility of human return to the Moon around 2020. Interpretation of lunar
geology and evolution is ongoing with the analysis of Apollo, Luna and
meteoritic samples being combined with geophysical modelling and knowledge
gained from remote sensing operations to develop models of lunar formation,
evolution and geological diversity.

The session will include invited and contributed talks as well as a pannel
discussion and interactive posters with short oral introduction.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers


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