Print a 3D model of the asteroid Bennu. The stl and obj files are available online.
The OSIRIS-REx launch is scheduled for today! Many thanks to the LPI’s own Dr. G. Kramer for putting together this model of the Atlas V rocket that will carry OSIRIS-REx skyward. The model is now on display in the LPI library.
What does the Rosetta mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko mean to you? Contribute your thoughts to The Rosetta Legacy tumblr page.
This week the LPI library is featuring books about tectonics. Several titles are currently on display.
Find out what’s up for September 2016. This month it’s an eclipse in Africa, two minor meteor showers, and planet and moon pair-ups. Plus get information now to help plan for the August 2017 total solar eclipse, which will span the United States from Oregon to South Carolina.
The Barringer Meteorite Crater curriculum is an inquiry-based 10-day unit that takes students from observers to experimenters to educated participants in the investigation of the scientific processes of impact cratering. You can find descriptions of individual lessons online as well as links to the lesson plans, teacher keys, and student handouts.
The Solar System Ambassadors Program (SSA) is a public outreach program designed to work with motivated volunteers across the nation. These volunteers communicate the excitement of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s space exploration missions and information about recent discoveries to people in their local communities. Applications to become a Solar System Ambassador are accepted once a year during the month of September. Successful candidates begin their one-year, renewable term of service the following January 1. The Announcement of Opportunity and application form will be posted on the Solar System Ambassadors Program website on September 1.
A new season of Cosmic Explorations will be starting this fall. The 2016-2017 series, “Mercury to Mars: LPI Explores the Solar System,” will feature our own LPI scientists discussing their research and how their work supports NASA’s solar system science and exploration efforts. The first lecture will be presented by Dr. Paul Spudis on October 6. Join us here at the LPI or watch it streamed live through the USRA Ustream channel.
The Planetary Data System (PDS) is pleased to announce the availability of the following Dawn Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (VIR) Vesta and Ceres data sets.