Status Report

Online Workshop on Lunar Swirls

By SpaceRef Editor
July 4, 2011
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Online Workshop on Lunar Swirls

September 7, 2011, 11:30am – 6pm EDT

Swirls are among the most puzzling features on the surface of the Moon. Their bright, looping patterns are unlike anything seen in the solar system. The origin of the lunar swirls has been discussed for many years, but a universally accepted explanation for their formation remains elusive.

Current space missions are returning new views of the lunar swirls, and these data have the potential to provide tremendous new insights into swirl formation. We are therefore hosting an informal, one-day, online workshop on lunar swirls using NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) remote communications tools. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss recent advances in the study of lunar swirls, and how the swirls can be used to better understand various solar system processes. There will be invited and submitted talks, as well as time for informal discussions.

Participation in this workshop will require only an internet connection, and it will be available to interested scientists from around the world. To submit an abstract or to register, please visit our website:

Abstract deadline is August 1, 2011.
Registration deadline is September 1, 2011.

SpaceRef staff editor.