The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team invites the public to wave at the Moon on August 21 as LRO turns its camera toward Earth. The LRO Camera will turn toward Earth during the solar eclipse on August 21 at approximately 2:25 pm EDT (11:25 am PDT) to capture an image of the Moon’s shadow on Earth.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute has compiled a number of multi-cultural eclipse folktales to share and enjoy. These folktales are designed to engage a variety of audiences and can help spark imagination and interest in science exploration.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute library has made several important titles in planetary science available online as e-books. This e-book collection includes To a Rocky Moon, Traces of Catastrophe, and Lunar Sourcebook among others.
This short animation shows the path and timing of the 2017 total solar eclipse as it progresses across the United States. The eclipse will occur one week from today on August 21.
Are you interested in contributing to the American Geophysical Union’s Plainspoken Scientist blog? The blog provides tips and tools on successful science communication. If interested, fill out a brief online form. Submitting a form doesn’t guarantee acceptance, but you may be contacted to contribute and share your science.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute has released a greatly expanded edition of David Kring’s Guidebook to the Geology of Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona (a.k.a. Meteor Crater). The book is being distributed electronically so that it is available to the entire planetary science community. The complete volume and individual chapters can be downloaded.
Did you know that you can search the Lunar and Planetary Institute library catalog from anywhere with an internet connection? You can! You can do simple and advanced searches, browse, find out about new titles recently added to the collection, and more.
The NASA Planetary Data System announces the fifteenth release of data from the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, covering data acquired from Sol 1515 through Sol 1648 (November 9, 2016, to March 26, 2017). This release consists of raw and derived data sets from ChemCam, Mastcam, and many other instruments.
The deadline for submissions to the Eclipse Over Houston Art Competition is August 8. Submit your 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. Don’t delay — submit your creation today!
A short video presented by Science@NASA describes the hunt for asteroids and ways to defend Earth against them.