The Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Flickr page contains an album of Mars comparisons, a collection of visuals that show size relationships of Mars and its prominent geographical features; many are compared to the size of countries and US states.
NASA unveiled the official image for the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th Anniversary featuring a giant cluster of about 3,000 stars called Westerlund 2. This image was released to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch on April 24, 1990.
Today, April 22, is Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, the event is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. Their year-round mission is to ”broaden, diversify and activate the environmental movement worldwide, through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.” Find out more online.
Based on extensive user feedback and testing, NASA.gov has been modernized to work across all devices and screen sizes, eliminate visual clutter, and put the focus on the continuous flow of news updates, images and videos. Check out their new look.
Did you know that the LPI library’s catalog is online? It is! Browse the collection anytime, anywhere.
Check out the Cassini Images Hall of Fame, a collection of images from the Cassini mission that stand apart, unveiling beauty, tricks of light, oddities, events from the distant past, and processes going on now.
Watch recordings of the United States Geological Survey Evening Public Lecture Series online. The video archives include lectures from 2002 to 2015 and cover a variety of geology and earth science topics.
Join us at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on Saturday, May 9, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm for the next SkyFest event, “i C Ceres: The Dawn Mission Arrives at Ceres.” There will be hands-on activities, and, with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society, there will be viewing of the night sky. The event is free and open to explorers of all ages, but children must be accompanied by a responsible parent or adult the entire time they are visiting the LPI.
Putting a poster together for an upcoming meeting or conference? The University at Buffalo Libraries’ “Poster Presentations – Designing Effective Posters” provides tips and examples to assist individuals or teams in the preparation and presentation of effective posters.
This infographic provides some fascinating statistics about the Hubble Space Telescope and its 25 years of science.