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17 March 2011
Videos of talks and scientists discussing their work were made at the recent 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
NRC Planetary Decadal Survey 2013-2022NASA Briefing by Dr. James GreenGeorgiana Kramer, Lunar and Planetary InstituteJuliane Gross, Lunar and Planetary InstituteJames Head, Brown UniversityEverett Gibson, Johnson Space CenterJames Green and Steve Squyres Press ConferenceMasursky Lecture with Dr. Robin M. Canup "Formation of Planetary Satellites"
We are adding COinS (Content Objects in Spans) metadata to Contribution pages. The enhanced citations should now work with OpenURL resolvers and citation tools, such as Zotero. There will be no visible changes to the pages, only more functionality.
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NASA Monthly Press Release Images
The LPI has added ten new NASA monthly press release images to our Flickr site.
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- Distinctive Rayed Impact Crater in Meridiani Planum
- Russian Phobos-Grunt Mission Landing Sites
- Color Panorama of 'Santa Maria' Crater for Opportunity's Anniversary
- Linear Ridges
- Sublunar Void of Previously Imaged Lava Tube
- Challenger Astronauts Memorialized on the Moon
- Emi Koussi Volcano, Chad
- Aitken Central Peak, Seen Obliquely
- Shinmoe-dake Volcano Erupts on Kyushu
- MESSENGER Explores Mercury In Color
The Planetary Data System has released new Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) imagery.
The 5th LROC Planetary Data System (PDS) release includes images acquired between 16 September 2010 and 15 December 2010. This release includes 69,505 EDR images totaling 8498 Gbytes and 69,528 CDR images totaling 17,651 Gbytes worth of data.
The LROC Team also made its first Reduced Data Record (RDR) release, which represents a culmination of hard work calibrating, map projecting, and creating mosaics and topographic maps from LROC images. The RDR release includes a global WAC monochrome mosaic, NAC mosaics for 40 regions of interest (ROI), numerous NAC DTM products, NAC North and South Polar mosaics, several example WAC UV and VIS regional mosaics, and over 8000 WAC North and South Pole co-registered images. The RDR release totals over 8400 images totaling over 2 Tbytes of data.
9 March 2011
The Lunar and Planetary Science Conference is video-streaming some content. Some of the major presentations now available are:There are also shorter clips showing reactions to the Decadal Survey by some planetary scientists. More content will be added as the Conference continues.
Lunar Sample Atlas
The JSC scans have been added to the Lunar Sample Atlas. Now there are 5620 stereo views. There are also 7916 lab views, 8714 cutting views, 138 cutting diagrams, 11 virtual microscopes, 16743 in situ images, and 2758 samples. Samples 15299 and 60025 have images in every category.
The scars of impacts on Mars, is a collection of new imagery and captions from ESA’s Mars Express.
Image of the Month
Deformation of Sedimentary Rocks in Valles Marineris, Mars, images and caption contributed by Dr. Joannah Metz, is the Image of the Month from IAG Working Group on Planetary Geomorphology.
Issue 23 of Selenology Today is now up. Detection of a meteoroidal impact on the Moon by S. Sposettii, M. Iten and R. Lena is the only article in the issue.
Discovery and New Frontier News
The February issue of Discovery and New Frontier News has been published. The articles are:
Comet Secrets Revealed!Mercury Orbit Almost HereDawn Counting Down to VestaNew Horizons Passes Halfway MarkIn Memory of Rick GrammierProgram Office NewsJuno Coming TogetherGRAIL Continues Assembly
23 February 2011
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Upcoming changes to the NASA Technical Reports Server
Changes are coming to the NASA Technical Reports Server.
The NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) provides world-wide access to publicly available NASA scientific and technical information. On March 1, 2011 the NTRS will debut an updated interface and new capabilities. The updated interface will feature a simple full-text search as well as advanced searching capabilities. New features include the ability to download citations, as well as share citations via social networking tools. Also note that there will be some changes to the NTRS OAI Harvesting Service. For details see: http://ntrs.nasa.gov/index.jsp?method=harvest.No mention of the citation styles available. I'd like to see Wikipedia citation markup included as an option.
APS Online Journals
American Physical Society Online Journals provide free access to public and high school libraries. The journals included are:
Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical PhysicsPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials PhysicsPhysical Review C - Nuclear PhysicsPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and CosmologyPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter PhysicsPhysical Review LettersPhysical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and BeamsPhysical Review Special Topics - Physics Education ResearchPhysicsReviews of Modern PhysicsPhysical Review (1893 - 1969)Physical Review Focus
Research and Innovation in Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education
Rice University recently had the Scientia Conference on Research and Innovation in Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education. The presentations are available in a variety of video and audio formats. The speakers were:
18 February 2011
STEM Education Initiative and Physics Department, North Carolina State UniversityMark L. Chang
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Olin College of EngineeringDonald P. French
Professor, Science Education, Behavioral Ecology, Fish, Invertebrates, Oklahoma State UniversityGuershon Harel
Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of California, San DiegoWendy Newstetter
Director of Learning Science Research, Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Institute of TechnologyValerie K. Otero
Associate Professor of Science Education, University of Colorado, BoulderSteven Pollock
Professor, Department of Physics, University of Colorado, BoulderAngelica Stacy
Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Lunar and Planetary Science ConferenceMark your calendar for the special events during LPSC 42. Of special note is the Decadal Survey Briefing on Monday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Dr. Steve Squyres, Chair of the 2013 Planetary Decadal Survey. Squyres' presentation will be followed by comments from Dr. James Green, Director of the Planetary Sciences Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate. This will be broadcast.
Lunar and Planetary Institute Contribution Series
The Lunar and Planetary Institute Contribution Series page has been updated. We now have citations going back to the start of the Institute. The RSS feed is now generated from changes to the database, and so will be more current.
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Wikipedia Citation Tools
Statements in Wikipedia require citations; there are a couple of tools to make it less tedious and avoid errors.
- OttoBib. Enter the ISBN of a book and one of the output options is Wikipedia citation markup.
- Reference generator Fill in form to generate the proper citations for various types of publications (websites, journals, conference, etc.)
SpaceUp Houston was held at the LPI last weekend. The video archives are now available.
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