The Lunar and Planetary Institute will be closed Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, January 19.
The Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET) is a US-led field-based science project that recovers meteorite specimens from Antarctica. Since 1976 over 21,000 meteorite specimens have been recovered. Find out what the team is doing during this 2015/2016 field season. (Image credit: ANSMET, The Antarctic Search for Meteorites, Case Western Reserve University)
The 2016 Physics Lectures Series at the University of Houston – Clear Lake begins on January 25 with Daniel Bowden’s presentation “From Physics Undergrad to Seismolab.” These weekly talks take place on Monday evenings in the Student Services and Classroom Building (SSCB) Room 1100. They begin at 7 pm, and the public is invited to attend at no charge.
Make your own greeting cards with the Martian Shades of Winter Collection. These “HiCards” are in pdf format designed to print out double-sided on glossy paper. There are eleven card designs in all, each one featuring a HiRISE image of the Martian surface.
The Genesis mission, launched in August 2001, collected solar wind for 28 months and returned to Earth in September 2004. These samples are analyzed by sophisticated laboratory instruments to precisely determine the composition of the Sun and derive a good estimate of the composition of the solar nebula at the time when the planets were forming. The catalog of Genesis solar wind samples was recently updated in December 2015 and can be searched online.
REMINDER: The deadline for abstract submission for the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference is Tuesday, January 12. Abstracts must be in by 5 pm US Central Standard Time that day.
Find out What’s Up for January 2016. This month will feature a meteor shower, a binocular comet, and the winter circle of stars.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute remains closed today and tomorrow in observance of New Year’s Day. Regular hours will resume on Monday, January 4, 2016.
We wish everyone a happy and safe New Year!
Check out the collection of Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) images from featured lunar sites. From new lunar features that our camera discovered, to the closest images of the Apollo landing sites since the astronauts left, these are some of the most requested LROC image collections. The collection includes Ranger Landing Sites, Apollo Landing Sites, New Impacts, and 21st Century Landing Sites.