GeoScienceWorld (GSW) has announced the addition of another 23 years of The Geological Society of America Bulletin. Published by The Geological Society of America (GSA) between 1923 and 1944, this content is a significant contribution to GSW’s growing collection of Earth science
journals and content.
Access to the entire suite of GeoScienceWorld journals is provided by LPI for all LPI Library users.
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has been in space for five years, and in those five years, it has continued to shape our view of the Moon. In honor of the fifth anniversary, the LRO project kicked off the Moon as Art Campaign. The public was asked to select a favorite orbiter image of the moon for the cover of a special image collection. After two weeks of voting, the public has selected Tycho Central Peak as its favorite moon image. The stunningly beautiful Tycho Central Peak rests inside an impact crater and has a boulder over 100 meters wide at its summit. It showcases a breathtaking view of the lunar landscape.
All of the 2014 LPI Summer Interns have arrived and have begun working on their projects. Since 1977, groups of undergraduate student interns have spent part of their summer performing research at the LPI or with the JSC Astromaterials group. Lists of former summer interns along with group photos are available at the LPI Summer Intern Alumni webpage.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute will be hosting a special Family Space Day event on Friday, June 27, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Solar system exploration activities will be featured. This free event is for children ages 8 – 13 and their familes. Everyone is welcome!
The LPI-JSC Center for Lunar Science and Exploration has prepared a series of video simulations of impact cratering processes for classroom use. The videos explore how impactor size and velocity, as well as target gravity and temperature, affect the sizes and morphologies of impact craters. The videos can be run in real time from the website or, if users prefer, downloaded to their own computers.
United States Topo quadrangles are digital topographic maps produced by the National Geospatial Program of the US Geological Survey (USGS). Created in the familiar 7.5-minute quadrangle format like the legacy paper maps, US Topo maps support frequent updating, wide and fast public distribution, and basic, on-screen geographic analysis. US Topo maps are available for free Web download from the USGS Store.
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is asking scientists to share their work and field locations by submitting a Postcard from the Field to the AGU’s new Tumblr site. Take a picture of your field site and submit it, along with a short, postcard-style note, and tag it as a “postcard from the field.”
Currently on display in the library, Houston and Vicinity, including maps and books about the geology, history and sights of the Texas Gulf Coast.
The final episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey aired last night. Senior Producer and Director of the original COSMOS series Geoff Haines-Stiles shares his thoughts and reactions about the remake and how it compares to the original.
Need tips on how to communicate your science? Need advice on how to create visuals for a presentation? Visit “The Plainspoken Scientist,” the American Geophysical Union’s blog on science communication for scientists.