After almost 20 years in space, the Cassini mission will end in just over nine months on September 15, 2017 at 5:07 am PDT (8:07 am EDT). Find out why and how it will happen.
It’s the holiday season. This year, send your greetings with free printable cards featuring astronomical images from the Hubble Space Telescope. The cards are blank inside for your personal messages.
What’s up for December 2016? See Mercury, Venus and Mars all month long and a New Year’s Eve comet. With some luck, you may catch some Geminid and Ursid meteors, too.
Using NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System and simulated data from the Juno flight team, you can ride on board the Juno spacecraft in real-time at any moment during the entire mission. NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System program is a web-based tool to journey with NASA’s spacecraft through the solar system. The experience is available on a Mac or PC by downloading NASA’s Eyes. NASA’s Eyes interactives require a one-time download of the app.
Check out the LPI infographic “Future Explorer’s Guide to the Moon.” It provides a snapshot of some of what we know about the Moon.
A recent post on the American Geophysical Union’s Plainspoken Scientist blog discusses communicating the science of volcanoes through cartoons.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25, in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen with regular hours on Monday, November 28.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute invites undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit to experience cutting-edge research in the lunar and planetary sciences. As a Summer Intern, you will work one-on-one with a scientist at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project of current interest in lunar and planetary science. The 10-week program runs from June 5, 2017 – August 11, 2017. The deadline to apply is January 6, 2017.
Have you seen the HiRISE Browse Map? Locate a region on Mars by using the map controls, or by entering a value in the text box. The value may be a feature name, a coordinate pair (lat, lon), a HiRISE Observation ID, or a suggestion number.