Author Archives: Linda Chappell

Antarctic Search for Meteorites Program 2015-2016 Field Season


The Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET) is a US-led field-based science project that recovers meteorite specimens from Antarctica. Since 1976 over 21,000 meteorite specimens have been recovered. Find out what the team is doing during this 2015/2016 field season. (Image credit: ANSMET, The Antarctic Search for Meteorites, Case Western Reserve University)

Genesis Solar Wind Sample Catalog Update

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The Genesis mission, launched in August 2001, collected solar wind for 28 months and returned to Earth in September 2004. These samples are analyzed by sophisticated laboratory instruments to precisely determine the composition of the Sun and derive a good estimate of the composition of the solar nebula at the time when the planets were forming. The catalog of Genesis solar wind samples was recently updated in December 2015 and can be searched online.

LROC Images: Featured Lunar Sites


Check out the collection of Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) images from featured lunar sites. From new lunar features that our camera discovered, to the closest images of the Apollo landing sites since the astronauts left, these are some of the most requested LROC image collections. The collection includes Ranger Landing Sites, Apollo Landing Sites, New Impacts, and 21st Century Landing Sites.