Tips and hints for editing and writing planetary science Wikipedia articles can be found on the LPI website under Resources. This overview presents brief descriptions of how to edit existing articles and write new articles to enhance the lunar and planetary science content of Wikipedia. Wiki Your Science!
NASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments that help inspire and engage students by presenting real world connections. New video segments are produced weekly exploring current applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) topics. The programs are produced for targeted audiences: K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and the general public.
PLANETARY NEWS is an informational news service for the planetary community provided by the Lunar and Planetary Institute. Informational news and announcements from NASA, international space agencies, and other sources are categorized and easily accessed at the Planetary News website. Free subscriptions to the weekly email newsletter digest are also available.
The new edition of the Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin is now available online. This issue features the cover story “Imperative: Venus” by Dr. Virgil Sharpton of the LPI.
Check out the online exhibits featuring recent scientific research at the LPI. Topics include icy satellites, planetary volcanos, and the poles of the Moon.
The International Space Exploration Coordination Group has just released The Global Exploration Roadmap August 2013. This report reflects ongoing dialog and continued preparation for exploration beyond low-Earth orbit – beginning with the International Space Station (ISS) and expanding human presence throughout the solar system, leading to human missions to the surface of Mars. A copy can be found online.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute will be closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day. The Institute will reopen on Tuesday, September 3, with regular business hours.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has been providing amazing images of the universe since April 1990 and has led to remarkable discoveries. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is the next-generation telescope that will peer even deeper into space and unveil even more mysteries. Both of these extraordinary telescopes are the topics of two free interactive e-Books available from the Apple iBookstore. Noninteractive versions are also available.
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) E/PO team is continuing to develop classroom activities related to SOFIA science and technology. These activities and modules are consistent with national science education standards, are age and grade-appropriate, and have been thoroughly tested and evaluated by practicing teachers.
The number of words in an article title – and even the type of punctuation used – can affect how often an article is cited. A brief analysis on AGU’s Plainspoken Scientist discusses how the wording and length of paper titles can affect their impact within the scientific community.