The library just got several new DVDs for the collection. They are currently on display.
The Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) highlights the diverse processes and phenomena which shape our planet and our lives. EPOD, a service of Universities Space Research Association, collects and archives photos, imagery, graphics, and artwork with short explanatory captions and links exemplifying features within the Earth system. The community is invited to contribute images, captions, and relevant links.
Check out “From Pluto to the Sun: A Field Guide to the Solar System” by Jon Keegan, Chris Canipe and Alberto Cervantes of the Wall Street Journal.
The Beacon Information Commons of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory presents Historical Photo of the Month, an online feature that captures JPL’s history through images of people, events, equipment, and more.
Join the LPI’s own Dr. Paul Schenk at the Houston Museum Natural Science for his presentation “NASA’s Year of the Dwarves: Exploration of Ceres and Pluto” tonight at 6:30 p.m.
LPI staff and friends receive $5 off the regular ticket price for this event at the museum celebrating the New Horizons mission. Present the coupon code Lec$5off when purchasing tickets at the museum box office or by calling 713-639-4629. (The discount coupon will not be accepted for online ticket purchases.)
The July 2015 edition of the Discovery and New Frontiers News is now available online. This edition of the biannual newsletter of NASA’s Planetary Mission Program Office features articles about the New Horizons, Dawn, MESSENGER, Juno, InSight and OSIRIS-REx missions, and more.
On Thursday, September 3, the Rice Space Institute presents the next Houston Spaceport Frontier Lecture, “13 Things That Saved Apollo 13.” Jerry Woodfill, former Apollo 13 Spacecraft Warning System Engineer, will speak about his personal experience during that April week in 1970 and his research of the event. The talk will be presented in McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall, on the campus of Rice University and will begin at 7 pm with a reception at 6:30 pm in the lobby.
On the three-year anniversary of the Mars landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover, NASA is unveiling two new online tools–Mars Trek and Experience Curiosity–that open the mysterious terrain of the Red Planet to a new generation of explorers, inviting the public to help with its journey to Mars.
- Mars Trek is a free, web-based application that provides high-quality, detailed visualizations of the planet using real data from 50 years of NASA exploration and allowing astronomers, citizen scientists and students to study the Red Planet’s features.
- Experience Curiosity allows viewers to journey along with the rover on its Martian expeditions and simulates Mars in 3-D based on actual data from Curiosity and NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), giving users first-hand experience in a day in the life of a Mars rover.
Check out the many New Horizons infographics available on the mission website. They provide graphic information about the mission, Pluto, Charon, the mission team, and more.
The August 2015 edition of the Mars Exploration Science Monthly Newsletter is now available online.