The JPL Small-Body Database Browser provides data for all known asteroids and many comets. Available data include orbital elements, orbit diagrams, physical parameters, and discovery circumstances.
The Humans in Space Art Video Challenge is on! The Humans in Space Art Program and NASA’s International Space Station Program together invite college students and early career professionals to take a journey with us. Through the international Humans in Space Art Challenge, we invite you to explore “How will humans use space science, and technology to benefit humanity?” and to express your answer creatively in a video three minutes long or less. The deadline to submit a video is November 15, 2014.
Check out the Once and Future Moon blog of Dr. Paul Spudis of the Lunar and Planetary Institute on the Air & Space Smithsonian website.
Moon Zoo is a great place to learn about the Moon, its geology, lunar exploration, and more.
The American Geophysical Union’s Plainspoken Scientist blog invites you to artify your science abstracts. Artistic creativity can help you reach a broader audience. Make an art version of your abstract and submit it to the blog Tumblr site.
Sessions from the Search for Life Beyond the Solar System: Exoplanets, Biosignatures & Instruments Conference held in Tucson, Arizona in March are available for viewing. All sessions were recorded and are archived online. The meeting was co-sponsored by the Vatican Observatory and the Steward Observatory.
Graduate and undergraduate students interested in pursuing impact crater studies are welcome to apply for the GSA Planetary Science Division’s Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award. Applications are due August 29, 2014.
The Atlas of Lunar Sinuous Rilles is a comprehensive collection of images of 195 lunar sinuous rilles that are globally distributed around the Moon. The atlas allows the user to zoom into the sinuous rille of interest by centering the region of interest on the screen and scrolling the mouse wheel, or the user can select the sinuous rille of interest by number from the drop-down menu.
The United States Naval Observatory (USNO) website is a great online resource for astronomical information, including Sun and Moon data, calendars, almanacs, explanations of astronomical phenomena, and more.
The Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin Number 137 is now available online. New with this issue are ebook downloads. Find out about the different formats and how to transfer files to different devices.