Category Archives: Recent Additions

Just Released — Second Edition of Barringer Meteorite Crater Guidebook


The Lunar and Planetary Institute has released a greatly expanded edition of David Kring’s Guidebook to the Geology of Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona (a.k.a. Meteor Crater). The book is being distributed electronically so that it is available to the entire planetary science community. The complete volume and individual chapters can be downloaded.

New Pluto Globe


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.

SELENE Model on Display


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.”

New Book on Biomedicine


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.

Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms Added to Collection


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.