The Meteoritics & Planetary Science journal (MAPS) is accepting submissions for a special issue about the state of crater population studies. Both new research or techniques into crater population studies and review-style papers are solicited. Submissions to this issue are expected to close on September 1, 2016.
Here’s a helpful infographic that summarizes the radiation challenges the Juno spacecraft faces in its mission to study Jupiter.
After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m. PDT (11:53 p.m. EDT) on Monday, July 4. Juno captured a unique time-lapse movie of the Galilean satellites in motion about Jupiter. The movie begins on June 12 with Juno 10 million miles from Jupiter, and ends on June 29, 3 million miles distant.
Find out about Teen Science Cafés, a vehicle for connecting scientists with high school teenagers, on the American Geophysical Union’s Plainspoken Scientist blog.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, July 5.
The Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin issue 145 is now available online. The cover story is “NASA’s Juno Mission: What’s Inside Jupiter?”
Want to find out about upcoming meetings in the planetary and life sciences community? Check out the Planetary and Life Sciences Community Meetings Calendar for dates, places, and links to important meeting information.
Next month NASA’s Juno spacecraft will plunge into uncharted territory, entering orbit around Jupiter and passing closer than any spacecraft before. This short video from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory gives a preview of its arrival.
The Planetary Photojournal is an interface to the Planetary Image Archive contained within the Planetary Data System Imaging Node. It serves as an entry point to thousands of high-resolution images and their accompanying products which have been made available to the public from data returned by various JPL missions over the course of many years. Explore and enjoy!
A new reception gallery exhibit, recently installed in the USRA-Houston building by library staff members L. Chappell and S. Cherry, highlights the Juno mission to Jupiter. The Juno spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at Jupiter on July 4.