Take a look at the maps and imagery we have online. You’ll find the Consolidated Lunar Atlas, the Venus map catalog, maps of icy moons, and more.
The LPI is now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science. Undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit are invited to experience cutting-edge research in the lunar and planetary sciences. The deadline to apply is January 6, 2017.
Currently on display in the LPI library, a new addition to the collection — a 1:50 scale model of the Japanese spacecraft SELenological and ENgineering Explorer, or SELENE. The spacecraft is better known in Japan as Kaguya, the name of a lunar princess in the ancient Japanese folktale “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.”
The Lunar and Planetary Institute will be closed Monday, October 10, in observance of Columbus Day. We will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, October 11.
The work of Dr. Jessica Barnes is featured in a new Reception Gallery display at the USRA-Houston building.
Shall we play a game? The LPI library has lots of space-themed board games, card games, and puzzles, including Spaceopoly, Moon Mission, Go for Launch, and the recently released Xtronaut: The Game of Solar System Exploration. Several are on display in the library this week, and all of our games and puzzles can be checked out.
October 4 – 10 is World Space Week. The theme for 2016 is “Remote Sensing – Enabling Our Future.”
Here is a “Guide to Comet Activity” from the European Space Agency. Answering a few questions helps characterize comet activity type.
The Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin issue 146 is now available online. The cover story is “OSIRIS-REx Goes Asteroid Collecting?”