Category Archives: Recent Additions

SELENE Model on Display

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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

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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

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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.