Currently on display in the LPI library, a new addition to the collection — a 1:50 scale model of the Japanese spacecraft SELenological and ENgineering Explorer, or SELENE. The spacecraft is better known in Japan as Kaguya, the name of a lunar princess in the ancient Japanese folktale “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.”
Shall we play a game? The LPI library has lots of space-themed board games, card games, and puzzles, including Spaceopoly, Moon Mission, Go for Launch, and the recently released Xtronaut: The Game of Solar System Exploration. Several are on display in the library this week, and all of our games and puzzles can be checked out.
Recent titles in space medicine are on display in the LPI library. Among them is Effect of Spaceflight and Spaceflight Analogue Culture on Human and Microbial Cells: Novel Insights into Disease Mechanisms published by Springer and co-edited by USRA’s Dr. Neal Pellis.
New children’s books are on display at the Lunar and Planetary Institute library.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute library just added the new book Effect of Spaceflight and Spaceflight Analogue Culture on Human and Microbial Cells: Novel Insights into Disease Mechanisms, published by Springer, to the collection. This book offers a new perspective on the architecture and physiology of all biological systems, explores fundamental questions about human health in a microgravity environment, and addresses a subject that has not been covered comprehensively in any published volume. Dr. Neil Pellis, Division of Space Life Sciences of the Universities Space Research Association, is one of the editors.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute library just added the new Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms, published by Springer, to the collection. This three-volume set includes original photographic and topographical thematic maps, presents the many different types of planetary surface features and how they evolved, and covers all solar system planetary bodies and moons in an alphabetical approach. A number of LPI scientists contributed to this important reference work.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute library just added the Blu-ray DVD of The Martian, the recent movie starring Matt Damon and directed by Ridley Scott, to the video collection.
“New Titles in Astrobiology” is the newest display in the library. (Items on display may be checked out.)
The library just got several new DVDs for the collection. They are currently on display.