New children’s books are on display at the Lunar and Planetary Institute library.
Are you a science educator or interested in science education? The NASA Education “Science WOW!” blog is just for you. This weekly blog features NASA’s latest science education offerings — posted “Weekly on Wednesdays.” The first “Science WOW!” blog entry is scheduled to be posted this Wednesday, August 10.
As Curiosity marks its fourth anniversary since landing on Mars, the rover is working on collecting its 17th sample. While Curiosity explores Mars, gamers can join the fun via a new social media game, Mars Rover. On mobile devices, players drive a rover through rough Martian terrain, challenging themselves to navigate and balance the rover while earning points along the way. The game also illustrates how NASA’s next Mars rover, in development for launch in 2020, will use radar to search for underground water.
The Planetary Data System (PDS) archives and distributes scientific data from NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations, and laboratory measurements. The new PDS4 has added features and uses Extensible Markup Language (XML) to improve accessibility and usability of the data. Find out more online.
NASA has compiled a number of 3D resources including spacecraft and terrain models converted to .stl format for 3D printing. There are a number of printable models in the current set and more are on the way.
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) data were used to create this visualization of the Rima Prinz channel and Vera volcanic depression on the Moon. This short video is narrated by NASA Goddard planetary geologist and former LPI post doc Debra Hurwitz Needham.
What’s up for August 2016? How to spot Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, as well as the annual Perseid meteor shower.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Photojournal has recent space-related images, animations, space images apps, and more.