There’s a new addition to the LPI library collection — a 6-inch-diameter Pluto globe created from New Horizons images. Sky & Telescope collaborated with LPI scientist Paul Schenk, Ross Beyer of SETI/NASA-Ames, and the New Horizons team to produce a base map showing details as small as 1 mile (1 1/2 km) across. It’s currently on display in the library.
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.
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 new book The Value of the Moon: How to Explore, Live, and Prosper in Space Using the Moon’s Resources written by LPI senior staff scientist Paul Spudis and published by Smithsonian Books has just been added to the library collection.
“New Titles in Astrobiology” is the newest display in the library. (Items on display may be checked out.)