Thirty-seven Earth images form the new Earth as Art 4 (EAA4) collection, the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) most recent installment of its Earth as Art exhibits. The images were acquired by Landsat 8, the most recent Landsat program satellite launched by NASA in 2013. The entire collection has been released online and can be accessed and downloaded at the Earth as Art 4 website. The collection has also been produced as a traveling exhibit, with its first venue being USGS Headquarters.
Check out the latest set of High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) HiClips online. HiClips are short narrated videos for captioned image releases, and the most recent set includes images of alluvial fans in Saheki Crater and polar layered deposits. Hundreds of HiClips have been archived in an online catalog.
The Field Training and Research Program at Meteor Crater is field camp and research project based at Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona (Meteor Crater) that will take place September 3 – 11. The goal is to introduce students to impact cratering processes and provide an opportunity to assist with a research project at the crater. Graduate college students in geology and planetary science programs are encouraged to apply, as well as advanced undergraduate students who have successfully completed a summer field geology program and have a demonstrated interest in impact cratering processes. U.S. and international students are eligible to apply. The deadline is June 3.
Great posters were on display last week at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, and many have been uploaded as e-posters to the conference website. Check out the listing of LPSC presentations with e-posters, organized by session.
You can watch videos from highlighted events at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference online.
We have learned a lot about Mars with the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE). HiRISE is an intersection between science and culture, and often lines of poetry, aphorisms and literary quotations in different languages are used by the HiRISE team in posts across many social media. Do you have a favorite line of poetry, or lyrics from a song, or perhaps a snippet of wisdom, you’d like to submit? Contribute to MarsPoetica by submitting your favorites–original contributions are welcome, and credit should be given to non-original contributions.
The Reach for the Stars! STEM Festival for Girls (formerly called Sally Ride Science Festival) will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 11 am to 3:45 pm at the Engineering Quad on the campus of Rice University. There will be a discovery fair and workshops, plus an opportunity to hear and interact with astronaut Wendy Lawrence. Preregistration is required.
Did you miss any of the livestreamed events at LPSC? Recordings of the New Horizons press briefing, Masursky lecture, New Horizons at Pluto special session, and NASA Headquarters briefing are online.
The latest edition of the Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin is now available. The cover story by Dr. David Kring is “Chicxulub Crater, Twenty-Five Years Later.”
There will be a free webinar on Tuesday, April 5, on Explore! Marvel Moon that will include fun hands-on activities, a discussion about the Moon presented by lunar scientist Dr. Michelle Kirchoff, and “door prize” drawings for participants. Times and registration information will be announced soon. Mark your calendar.