LROC Quickmap

19146295_10155225826550853_1916577675117905778_nThe Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) is systematically collecting images, with the ultimate goal of complete coverage of the Moon. Quickmap is a tool that helps you sort through all the data. It includes overlays of lunar feature names, locations of our featured images, a Wide Angle Camera (WAC) basemap, WAC topography, NACs with Sun angles to enhance surface features and more. Check back often as the NAC coverage increases and more datasets are added.

The “All-American” Eclipse Guide

2017-Eclipse-Guide-WEB-033117A free 2017 solar eclipse guide designed primarily for public libraries and the communities they serve is available online to download and print. The “All-American” Eclipse: A Guide for Public Libraries and Their Communities was written by Andrew Fraknoi of Foothill College and Dennis Schatz of the Pacific Science Center and can be found on the Science-Technology Activities & Resources for Libraries (STAR_Net) website.

Visions of the Future Poster Series

europa-small mars-small kepler16b-smallThe poster series “Visions of the Future” showcases the work of nine artists, designers, and illustrators and is the result of brainstorming sessions with JPL scientists, engineers, and communicators. Reminiscent of old posters the Works Progress Administration created for the national parks, these posters feature amazing destinations in our solar system. The posters are free to download and print.

Welcome 2017 LPI Summer Interns

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This week we welcomed the 2017 LPI Summer Interns. On Monday along with their orientation, they received a tour of the astromaterials sample lab at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). Several interns have desks and workspaces in the LPI library for the summer while others are working at JSC.

BeautifulMars Project



The BeautifulMars Project is looking for people to promote the idea that knowledge about Mars belongs to everyone. If you are fluent or even semi-fluent in a second language or multiple languages, consider volunteering your skills to translate High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) image titles. Detailed information and guidelines are available online. Help make outreach history!