The Lunar and Planetary Institute will be closed Monday, October 12, in observance of Columbus Day. We will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, October 13.
Tuesday is the last day to tell us what you really think about the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference held last month. The online survey closes tomorrow!
The new issue of the Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin (number 136) is now available online. The cover story is “Curating NASA’s Extraterrestrial Samples.”
The archived presentations from the Habitability of Icy Worlds workshop are now available on the meeting webpage.
MESSENGER has now surpassed 200,000 images acquired from orbit about Mercury! And there are still many more to come. In particular, acquiring Narrow Angle Camera images when the spacecraft is closest to the planet is a priority for the remainder of the mission; such images will allow the highest resolution views of Mercury’s surface to be captured.
Please mark your calendars for the next presentation in the 2013-2014 series, “The Universe is Out to Get Us and What We Can (or Can’t) Do About It.” Dr. Jeffrey Silverman of the University of Texas at Austin will present Exploding Stars, Cosmic Blowtorches, and the Runaway Universe on March 6, 2014. LPI’s Cosmic Explorations presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a light reception.