Report Series - Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science
Getting Ready for the
Next Planetary Science
Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science
Space Studies Board
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
A Consensus Study Report of
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Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Report Series—Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science: Getting Ready for the Next Planetary Sciences Decadal Survey. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/24843.
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COMMITTEE ON ASTROBIOLOGY AND PLANETARY SCIENCE
CHRISTOPHER H. HOUSE, Pennsylvania State University, Co-Chair
WILLIAM B. MCKINNON, Washington University in St. Louis, Co-Chair
ERIK ASPHAUG, Arizona State University
SUSHIL K. ATREYA, University of Michigan
RONALD BREAKER, NAS,1 Yale University
JOHN CLARKE, Boston University
BETHANY L. EHLMANN, California Institute of Technology
ALEXANDER G. HAYES, Cornell University
SARAH M. HORST, Johns Hopkins University
JAMES F. KASTING, Pennsylvania State University
EDWIN S. KITE, University of Chicago
ALYSSA RHODEN, Arizona State University
NITA SAHAI, University of Akron
MARK P. SAUNDERS, Independent Consultant
DAVID J. STEVENSON, NAS, California Institute of Technology
SARAH T. STEWART, University of California, Davis
Staff: DAVID H. SMITH, Senior Program Officer, Space Studies Board; MIA BROWN, Research Associate, Space Studies Board; ANDREA REBHOLZ, Program Coordinator, Space Studies Board; MICHAEL H. MOLONEY, Director, Space Studies Board and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
SPACE STUDIES BOARD
FIONA HARRISON, NAS, California Institute of Technology, Chair
ROBERT D. BRAUN, NAE,2 University of Colorado, Boulder, Vice Chair
DAVID N. SPERGEL, NAS, Princeton University and Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Simons Foundation, Vice Chair
JAMES G. ANDERSON, NAS, Harvard University
JEFF M. BINGHAM, Consultant
JAY C. BUCKEY, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
MARY LYNNE DITTMAR, Dittmar Associates
JOSEPH FULLER, JR., Futron Corporation
THOMAS R. GAVIN, California Institute of Technology
SARAH GIBSON, National Center for Atmospheric Research
WESLEY T. HUNTRESS, Carnegie Institution of Washington
ANTHONY C. JANETOS, Boston University
CHRYSSA KOUVELIOTOU, NAS, George Washington University
DENNIS P. LETTENMAIER, NAE, University of California, Los Angeles
ROSALY M. LOPES, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
DAVID J. MCCOMAS, Princeton University
LARRY PAXTON, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
SAUL PERLMUTTER, NAS, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
ELIOT QUATAERT, University of California, Berkeley
BARBARA SHERWOOD LOLLAR, University of Toronto
HARLAN E. SPENCE, University of New Hampshire
MARK H. THIEMENS, NAS, University of California, San Diego
MEENAKSHI WADHWA, Arizona State University
1 National Academy of Sciences.
2 National Academy of Engineering.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF REVIEWERS
This Consensus Study Report was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published report as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.
We thank the following individuals for their review of this report:
Reta F. Beebe, New Mexico State University,
Andrew F. Cheng, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory,
James R. Fienup, NAE,1 University of Rochester,
Jonathan I. Lunine, NAS,2 Cornell University,
Laurence A. Soderblom, U.S. Geological Survey (retired),
Meenakshi Wadhwa, Arizona State University, and
A. Thomas Young, NAE, Lockheed Martin Corporation (retired).
Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations of this report nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Louis J. Lanzerotti, NAE, New Jersey Institute of Technology. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with the standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the authoring committee and the National Academies.
1 National Academy of Engineering.
2 National Academy of Sciences.