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The Lunar and Planetary Institute library just added the new book Effect of Spaceflight and Spaceflight Analogue Culture on Human and Microbial Cells: Novel Insights into Disease Mechanisms, published by Springer, to the collection. This book offers a new perspective on the architecture and physiology of all biological systems, explores fundamental questions about human health in a microgravity environment, and addresses a subject that has not been covered comprehensively in any published volume. Dr. Neil Pellis, Division of Space Life Sciences of the Universities Space Research Association, is one of the editors.
Here’s a new infographic from the LPI, Future Explorer’s Guide to the Moon.
Check out The System of Planetary Landforms poster from the International Cartographic Association Commission on Planetary Cartography. It features almost 400 different planetary landforms from all over the solar system.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute library just added the new Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms, published by Springer, to the collection. This three-volume set includes original photographic and topographical thematic maps, presents the many different types of planetary surface features and how they evolved, and covers all solar system planetary bodies and moons in an alphabetical approach. A number of LPI scientists contributed to this important reference work.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute, with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society, presents SkyFest on August 6 from 1 – 3 pm at the LPI. The topic is the Juno mission to Jupiter. This free event is open to explorers of all ages and includes hands-on activities as well as viewing through telescopes (weather permitting).
In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers, and technicians. Join the Journey to Mars as we explore with robots and send humans there one day. A set of Mars Explorers Wanted posters is available to download and print. Mars needs YOU!
Journey through the alphabet and learn about asteroids, Earth’s rocky neighbors, with the Asteroid Alphabet. This educational resource includes downloadable and printable cards that showcase an asteroid in our solar system for each letter of the alphabet.
Here’s a NASA infographic that summarizes the history of the exploration of Jupiter. This colorful poster is free to download and print.
Made from more than 100 New Horizons images taken over six weeks of approach and close flyby, a new video produced by New Horizons scientists offers a “trip” to Pluto. It starts with a distant spacecraft’s view of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon – closing the distance day by day – with a dramatic “landing” on the shoreline of Pluto’s informally named Sputnik Planum.