Monthly Archives: September 2013

Planetary Habitability Laboratory

The Planetary Habitability Laboratory (PHL), managed by the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo, is a research and education virtual laboratory dedicated to studies of the habitability of Earth, the Solar System, and exoplanets. Their online library has scientific and educational resources, and there are data and software tools related to planetary science and astrobiology of interest to scientists, students, and the general public.

Moon Tours App

Want to tour the Moon? There’s an app for that. Moon Tours is a free app from NASA that makes it easy to conduct detailed explorations of the lunar surface using a mobile device. It’s the mobile version of the NASA’s Lunar Mapping and Modeling Portal, the repository for over 600+ geospatial lunar data products and imagery from historical and current lunar missions.

2013 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest

Students in grades 5 – 12 have an opportunity to be a Scientist for a Day by describing in an essay which Cassini research target–Saturn, Iapetus or Dione–is best. Essays no more than 500 words in length should explain which target would yield the best scientific results. The deadline for the U.S. contest is Friday, October 25, 2013. Other participating countries may have different deadlines.

NASA’s One Stop Shopping Initiative

One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) is a NASA-wide system for the recruitment, application, selection and career development of undergraduate and graduate students primarily in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Eligible students can access a portfolio of NASA internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities through a single portal and a single application.

Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series Continues

The Lunar and Planetary Institute presents the Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series lecture    “Solar Storm: Space Weather’s Impacts on Society and the Economy” on Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 pm. Dr. Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado will be discussing the socioeconomic impact of severe space weather. This free lecture will be presented at the Lunar and Planetary Institute.