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Planetary Scientists Sample Ice, Fire, and Dust in Houston

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Science  03 Apr 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5360, pp. 38-39
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5360.38

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HOUSTON-- The annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference held here last month drew a crowded field of almost 1000 presentations, thanks to the renewed flood of data from planetary probes. Talks ranged from the planetary scale to the microscopic: Researchers modeled the scorching surface of Venus, calculated the age of Europa's ice-covered ocean, and analyzed motes of comet dust swept to Earth.