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FINESSE Deputy PI wins prestigious NASA science award

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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Dr. Anthony (Tony) Colaprete of NASA Ames’ Space Science & Astrobiology Division/Planetary Systems Branch was the Principal investigator of the LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite) mission and is currently the Deputy Principal Investigator of our FINESSE team funded by NASA’s SSERVI (Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute). He and the LCROSS team, of which several FINESSE teammates were important members (including J. Heldmann & R. Elphic), won the H. Julian Allen award– one of NASA Ames’ highest honors.

The award recognizes the following scientific paper for outstanding significance in confirming the presence of water on the Moon:

Colaprete, A., P. Schultz, J. Heldmann, D. Wooden, M. Shirley, K. Ennico, B. Hermalyn, W. Marshall, A. Ricco, R. Elphic, D. Goldstein, D. Summy, G. Bart, E. Asphaug, D. Korycansky, D. Landis, L. Sollitt, 2010: “Detection of Water in the LCROSS Ejecta Plume“. Science, 330, 463 (22 October 2010), doi: 10.1126/science.1186986.

Congratulations again to the team!  For more information on this award, please visit the SSERVI news story.

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