The deadline for submissions to the Eclipse Over Houston Art Competition has been extended to August 8. Consider creating visual or literary art about solar eclipse science or how the eclipse impacts humanity. This Houston-wide event is open to artists in the following age groups: 5-9, 10-13, 14-18, and adult. Submit your creation today!
Marking the two-year anniversary of New Horizons’ historic flight through the Pluto system, the mission team is unveiling a set of detailed, high-quality global maps of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.
This year Earth Science Week will be held from October 8 – 14 and will celebrate the theme “Earth and Human Activity.” This year’s event, the 20th annual Earth Science Week celebration, promotes awareness of what geoscience tells us about human interaction with the planet’s natural systems and processes. The 2017 Earth Science Week Toolkit will ship starting in August 2017, but advance orders are being taken now.
Raw images from the Juno spacecraft’s flyby of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot are back on Earth. You are invited to download them, do your own image processing, then upload your creations for everyone to enjoy and share.
Science WOW! features NASA’s latest science education offerings delivered “Weekly on Wednesdays.” Each week’s message kicks off with a science question-and-answer and a featured science education tool. It also delivers the latest science education opportunities, including professional development webinars, student contests, workshops, lectures and more.
The Planetary Science Division of the NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has released the “Planetary Data System Roadmap Study for 2017 – 2026.”
NASA recalls the excitement of the landing of Mars Pathfinder twenty years ago on July 4, 1997 with the special online presentation The Day the Internet Stood Still.
Fly your sketch or graphic of an exoplanet on the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). All ages and skill levels are welcome. (Anyone under 18 must have permission of a parent or guardian to participate.) Submissions will fly aboard the TESS spacecraft while it searches the sky for exoplanets. The deadline for submissions is November 20 or when capacity of the drive that will carry submissions to space is reached, whichever occurs first.
Planetary Science Nuggets are powerpoint slides that have been provided to NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Planetary Science Division by members of the scientific community to highlight important science results or mission activities. A subset of these submissions are selected by the Planetary Science Division to be presented to SMD leadership and, potentially, NASA leadership, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the White House. These selected submissions can be found on the LPI website.