Here is a “Guide to Comet Activity” from the European Space Agency. Answering a few questions helps characterize comet activity type.
The Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin issue 146 is now available online. The cover story is “OSIRIS-REx Goes Asteroid Collecting?”
“Once upon a time… Rosetta’s grand finale” is a short animated video showing ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft revisiting the exciting scientific discoveries made during its time at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The mission is scheduled to end on September 30 with a descent to the comet.
Are you planning to attend the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference next March? Details are now available online.
The LPI library has a nice selection of National Geographic DVDs, including A Traveler’s Guide to the Planets, Direct from the Moon, and Five Years on Mars. Many are now on display, and they are available to check out.
The LPI library has a large collection of documents, including NASA Technical Memorandums, Special Publications, Technical Translations, and more.
Today is the first day of autumn. The United States Naval Observatory offers an explanation of Earth’s seasons.
Did you know that we have traveling exhibits for libraries to borrow? The exhibits are banners that use colorful images and text to share current lunar and asteroid science and exploration stories. The displays can be used to excite and engage patrons in further exploration through library resources and programs. Find out online about the current exhibits that are available, loan guidelines, and how to request an exhibit.
Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will host a panel discussion featuring six space policy experts to review the present status and future of NASA and the nation’s civil space program. This event will be held on Monday, October 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the James A. Baker III Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility at Rice University. The moderator will be George W. S. Abbey, Senior Fellow in Space Policy at the Baker Institute. Registration is required to attend.
The LPI has a Flickr page. It’s got lots of great planetary images!