National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Lyndon B, Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas 77058
March 8, 1978
ALSO RELEASEDAT NASA HEADQUARTERS
LUNAR AND PLANETARY DISCOVERIESTO BE PRESENTEDAT HOUSTON SESSIONS
The Moon and other worlds are the focus of the ninth annual
Lunar and PlanetaryScience Conference,a weeklong meeting to be held
at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, beginningMonday, March 13.
The conference,which is expected to attractmore than 500
scientistsfrom the United States and abroad, is being hosted jointly
by JSC and the Lunar and Planetary Instituteof Houston.
The Conferencewill include471 papers on such varied sub-
jects as the formationof the solar syste, new discoveriesin moon
rocks, the historiesof planets,meteoritesthat contain material from
ancient stars, and comparativestudies of Mars, Venus, and the Earth.
A summary session,presented on Friday morning, March 17, will des-
cribe the major new discoveriesin these and other areas of research.