Category Archives: New and Noteworthy

THEMIS by the Numbers

10 Years Strong NASA's THEMIS Mission
The Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms, or THEMIS, mission recently marked its 10th anniversary in space. In 2010, after the end of THEMIS’ prime mission, two of the five mission spacecraft split off to start the Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the Moon’s Interaction with the Sun (ARTEMIS) mission to study the Moon and its space environment. Here is an infographic that describes THEMIS by the numbers.

LPSC Insights: Get Connected, Stay Connected

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Are you a student attending the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference for the first time? Are you unsure how to navigate the conference? Are you nervous about networking? The “LPSC Insights: Get Connected, Stay Connected” program will introduce registered first-time student attendees to experienced LPSC attendees to learn about the conference and networking. Pairs will spend Monday morning, March 20, attending sessions and networking together. Interested students and experienced LPSC attendees can register for the program online. The deadline for students to register is March 10 at 5:00 pm US CST.

Houston Spaceport Frontier Lecture

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If in Houston, consider attending the next Houston Spaceport Frontier Lecture on Thursday, February 23 at Herring Hall on the campus of Rice University. Rick Tumlinson, founder of the New Worlds Institute, will present “Gods & Rockets: The Who? What? and Why? of the Space Revolution.” A reception will be held at 6:30 pm followed by the lecture at 7:00 pm. This free event is open to the public.

Share Your Art with Cassini Inspires

safe_imageTo celebrate the many ways Cassini’s exploration of Saturn has sparked curiosity and wonder, the mission is launching a campaign that will continue through its conclusion in September. The activity, called “Cassini Inspires,” invites members of the public to share their original Saturn-inspired artistic creations in a variety of different media (including painting, music, poetry, fiction, video or any format that can be shared online). To participate, artists can post their creations on the social media platform of their choice, and tag them #CassiniInspires. How has Cassini inspired you?

Images of Apollo Books on Display

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Books featuring the incredible photography of the Apollo missions are currently on display in the library, including a new addition to our collection, Apollo VII-XVII. It features 225 Apollo photographs in large print format that the astronauts shot during the program. Check them out the next time you are in the library.