Category Archives: New and Noteworthy

Planet Four: Terrains

pia19823-16Science-team members for NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are soliciting help from the public to analyze exotic features near the south pole of Mars. By categorizing features visible in images from the orbiter’s Context Camera, volunteers are using their own computers to help the team identify specific areas for even more detailed examination with the orbiter’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera. HiRISE can reveal more detail than any other camera ever put into orbit around Mars. Information about how to participate is at the “Planet Four: Terrains” website.

USRA Scholarship Awards Deadline is July 31

USRA-Logo-RGBThe USRA Scholarship Awards provide college scholarship awards to students who have shown a career interest in science or engineering with an emphasis on space research or space science education. Up to four scholarship awards are presented to undergraduate students each fall. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students attending a four-year accredited college or university that offers courses leading to a degree in science or engineering, and applicants must be within two years of earning a BS degree in a field of science or engineering, including life science and science education, by the time the award is received. Apply online – the deadline is July 31.

Dial-a-Moon

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The Goddard Space Flight Center’s Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS) brings you Dial-a-Moon, an animation that shows the geocentric phase, libration, position angle of the axis, and apparent diameter of the Moon throughout the year 2015, at hourly intervals. Plug in a month, day and UT hour and find out what the Moon looked like or will look like.