Planetary Exploration and Science: Recent Results and Advances

  title={Planetary Exploration and Science: Recent Results and Advances},
  author={Shuanggen Jin and Nader Haghighipour and Wing-H. Ip},
  journal={Planetary Exploration and Science: Recent Results and Advances},
To accurately predict the iron abundance of the Moon has long been the goal for lunar remote sensing studies. In this paper, we present a new iron model based on partial least squares regression (PLS) method and apply this model to map the global lunar iron distribution using Clementine ultraviolet-visible (UVVIS) dataset. Our iron model has taken into account of more calibration sites other than Apollo and Luna sample-return sites and stations (i.e., the six additional highland or immature… 

Archival VLT/NaCo multiplicity investigation of exoplanet host stars

Context. The influence of stellar multiplicity on planet formation is not yet well determined. Most planets are found using indirect detection methods via the small radial velocity or photometric

Stability Limits of Circumbinary Planets: Is There a Pile-up in the Kepler CBPs?

The stability limit for circumbinary planets (CBPs) is not well defined and can depend on initial parameters defining either the planetary orbit and/or the inner binary orbit. We expand on the work

Application of the satellite system of the earth’s gravity field measurement (GRACE) for the evaluation of water balance in large Russian river catchments

Possible application of the satellite gravity survey data obtained under the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) for solving various hydrological problems is discussed. Former

A Gas Giant Planet in the OGLE-2006-BLG-284L Stellar Binary System

We present the analysis of microlensing event OGLE-2006-BLG-284, which has a lens system that consists of two stars and a gas giant planet with a mass ratio of qp = (1.26 ± 0.19) × 10−3 to the

An Automatic Detection Algorithm for Small Craters Based on Morphology

Study of impact craters on planetary surfaces has revealed secrets of the evolution of planets. Identifying craters on planetary surfaces has become fundamental in planetary researches, whereas

OGLE-2016-BLG-0613LABb: A Microlensing Planet in a Binary System

We present the analysis of OGLE-2016-BLG-0613, for which the lensing light curve appears to be that of a typical binary-lens event with two caustic spikes but with a discontinuous feature on the

Dynamics and habitability in circumstellar planetary systems of known binary stars

We present a survey on exoplanetary systems of binary stars with stellar separations less than 100 au. For a sample of 11 binaries that harbour detected circumstellar giant planets we investigate the

Dalangtan Playa (Qaidam Basin, NW China): Its microbial life and physicochemical characteristics and their astrobiological implications

The results offer brand-new information on microbial biomass in Dalangtan Playa and shed light on understanding the potential microbial life in the dried playa or paleo-lakes on Mars.

New insights in remote sensing applications to obtain information about water bodies

Multi-year experience of applying RS data at the Hydrology Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University demonstrated their high information value and efficiency when addressing a variety of

Upgraded photometric system on the 85-cm telescope at Xinglong station

The 85-cm telescope at Xinglong station is a prime focus system that operates well with high science outputs. The telescope has been upgraded since 2014 with a new corrector, and new filters and