The U.S. Geological Survey is hosting the inaugural Best Student Geologic Map Competition. This competition is open to university-level students and entries will be judged at the 125th Annual Geological Society of America Meeting held in Denver, CO from October 27 – 30, 2013.
The website of the Minor Planet Center includes animations of the inner, middle and outer solar system and near-earth environment. They are intended to assist in understanding the state of knowledge about the contents of the solar system.
Connect and collaborate with NASA. Check out the many ways you can find out what’s going on. There are social media, blogs, hangouts, chats, apps, RSS feeds and more.
NASA has 3D models of spacecraft and tools available online. Most of the models are in the common .3ds format, which can be read by most 3D programs.
The latest edition of the LPI Earth and Space Science News is available on the LPI website. This edition includes a calendar of special events, a list of workshops and courses, information about grants and funding, mission news and science, and ways to get involved.
Several new maps have been added to the LPI library collection, including the Geologic Map of the North Polar Region of Mars (USGS SIM 3177), the Geologic Map of the Snegurochka Planitia Quadrangle (V-1), Venus (USGS SIM 3178), and the Geologic Map of Eastern Grand Canyon, Arizona (Geological Society of America Special Paper 489). Several of these new maps are currently on display in the library.