Want to find out about upcoming meetings in the planetary and life sciences community? Check out the Planetary and Life Sciences Community Meetings Calendar for dates, places, and links to important meeting information.
Next month NASA’s Juno spacecraft will plunge into uncharted territory, entering orbit around Jupiter and passing closer than any spacecraft before. This short video from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory gives a preview of its arrival.
The Planetary Photojournal is an interface to the Planetary Image Archive contained within the Planetary Data System Imaging Node. It serves as an entry point to thousands of high-resolution images and their accompanying products which have been made available to the public from data returned by various JPL missions over the course of many years. Explore and enjoy!
From the NEOShield-2 project, build your own little models of the Earth and of an asteroid. Download the files, print the patterns and cut out the shapes, fold the shapes and glue them together.
Did you know that the LPI library has several space science movies on DVD available to borrow? We do! Many are on display in the library this week. Titles include The Martian, Moon, Europa Report, Aelita: The Queen of Mars, and Destination Moon.
Check out the anaglyph images of Mars from HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment). Created from stereo pairs, these images show Martian terrain in 3D relief.
A new geomorphological map of the interior of the Moon’s Tycho crater has been produced using LROC Narrow Angle Camera and SELENE (Selenological and Engineering Explorer) Terrain Camera images.
The Sixth Annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall held in Washington, DC over the weekend was a HUGE success with over 700 visitors attending. LPI science and education staff were on hand to discuss the latest in lunar and solar system science and exploration, as well as answer visitor questions about the solar system and discuss careers in science.
The May 2016 press release images from the Arizona State University (ASU) Regional Planetary Image Facility (RPIF) are available online. The images are in both JPGs and TIFs and each has a descriptive caption.