Monthly Archives: March 2011

LROC Quickmap

There is a new LROC browse interface, Quickmap. Start at reduced WAC resolution and end up on the surface at full NAC resolution.

Some features include:

  • Context map (lower right) for simple navigation
  • Ability to zoom in/out
  • Ability to use arrow keys to move around in the map
  • Ability to zoom in a region by holding shift key down and highlight region of interest

LPSC Videos

Videos of talks and scientists discussing their work were made at the recent 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC).

  • NRC Planetary Decadal Survey 2013-2022
  • NASA Briefing by Dr. James Green
  • Georgiana Kramer, Lunar and Planetary Institute
  • Juliane Gross, Lunar and Planetary Institute
  • James Head, Brown University
  • Everett Gibson, Johnson Space Center
  • James Green and Steve Squyres Press Conference
  • Masursky Lecture with Dr. Robin M. Canup “Formation of Planetary Satellites”

NASA Monthly Press Release Images


The LPI has added ten new NASA monthly press release images to our Flickr site.

  • 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

LROC Imagery

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.

LPSC Videos

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.