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Planetary Science Nuggets

Planetary Science Nuggets are powerpoint slides that have been provided to NASA SMD Planetary Science Division by members of the scientific community to highlight important science results or mission activities. A subset of these submissions are selected by the Planetary Science Division to be presented to SMD leadership and, potentially, NASA leadership, OSTP and the White House. This collection represents those selected Nuggets.


2017

Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Announcement to Libraries

NASA Radiation Dosimetry Experiment (RaD-X)

Oceans Melting Greenland: Early Results from NASA's Ocean-Ice Mission in Greenland

Pluto's Global Surface Composition

The Calabash Clash

Lake Superior-Sized Ice Deposit on Mars

2016

NASA and the First Robotics Competition

How Friendly Is Enceladus' Ocean to Life?

Disintegrating Comet Observed by Hubble

Comet Catalina (C/2013 US10) Outbound

Coronal Mass Ejections measured at the Moon

Hints at Ceres' Composition from Color

Sulfurous Ceres

Recurring Slope Lineae in Central Uplifts

Titan as a Natural Space Weather Station

A Surprisingly Young Region in Saturn's Rings

The Power of Astrobiology in the Classroom . . .inspiring a new generation of STEM learners

Astrobiology Celebrates the National Park Service Centennial

2015-16 ANSMET Meteorites

Multi-facility study of asteroid 2016 RB1 during its near-Earth Encounter

Water Delivery to the Early Moon

Hubble Observations of Venus' sulfur-bearing species reveal a surprising twist

Venus Loses Ocean Via Powerful Electric Winds

Rivers of Hydrocarbons Flow Through Titan's Narrow Canyons

Impacts on Titan: Do They Splash or Thud?

Rise in Earth's Oxygen timed to the Rise of Animals

Charon's Dark Red Poles

Cryovolcanism on Pluto?

NASA-Funded Radar Research Provides Backdrop for Lunar Module in Air & Space Museum's New Flight Hall

Venus Clouds Differ from Morning to Evening

Evolution of Titan's "Magic Island"

Modern Microbial Ecosystems Provide Window to Early Life on Earth

Views of Our Planets & Pluto-Explored at the World Stamp Show

Talking Rov-E Answers Mars Questions

From the Inner Solar System to the Oort Cloud and Back Again: A Comet's Tale

Small Mounds In Chryse Planitia: Assessment Of Mud Volcano Hypothesis

MAVEN surveys the ionosphere of Mars

Manganese and Mars' Earth-like Past

Helium in the Moon's Exosphere Measured by three Different Spacecraft Show Remarkable Agreement

Lunar Swirls: Unraveling the Origin of Mysterious Features

Massaging the Moon: Earth's Gravity Controls Lunar Fault Distribution

Volcanoes Must Have Erupted Through Ancient Mars Ice Sheet

Mineral Salts Seen in Ceres Bright Spots

Saturn's F Ring: A Calm Core in the Midst of Chaos

Cassini Snags Rare Specks of Speeding Interstellar Dust

Carbon Distribution Throughout the Solar System

In-Situ and Biosignature Detection in the Atacama with the Nanopore MinION Sequencer

Two Years of Meteorology

New Horizons explores Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

NEOWISE Finds an Elusive Asteroid as Dark as a Lump of Coal

Manganese and Sulfur in abundance on Mars

2016 HO3: A Quasi-moon for Earth

Heating of Jupiter's upper atmosphere above the Great Red Spot

Io's Atmospheric Collapse: What happens to the Aurora?

Mars' Polar Topography Reveals Astronomical Forcing of Climate

Biosignatures in a Chilean Mars Analog

Massaging the Moon: Earth's Gravity Controls Lunar Fault Distribution

Hints at Ceres' Composition from Color

Venus Loses Ocean Via Powerful Electric Winds

Two Mars Years of Meteorology

Lunar Swirls: Unraveling the Origin of Mysterious Features

How Friendly Enceladus' Ocean to Life?

MAVEN surveys the ionosphere of Mars

Impacts on Titan: Do They Splash or Thud?

New Horizons explores Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

Carbon Distribution Throughout the Solar System

Coordinated Rapid Response to a New near-Earth Asteroid Discovery and Flyby

Volcanoes Must Have Erupted Through Ancient Mars Ice Sheet

Small Mounds in Chryse Planitia: Assessment of Mud Volcano Hypothesis

Saturn's F Ring: A calm Core in the Midst of Chaos

2015

New Craters on the Moon: Watch Out!

Briny Liquid Water in Recurring Slope Lineae (RSL) on Mars

Unexpected Carbon compounds in the Moon's Exosphere

Unique Mafic Mound on the Lunar Farside

Science Mission Directorate - Weekly Highlights - November 20, 2015

Science Mission Directorate - Weekly Highlights - November 13, 2015

Science Mission Directorate - Weekly Highlights - October 16, 2015

19th Annual Partner Meeting in Los Angeles Unites GLOBE'S Global Community

Close Flyby of Near-Earth Asteroid 2011 UW158

Conservation Policy and the Measurement of Forests

Planetary Science Division Monthly Review

Measuring the Depth of an Alien Sea

Cassini Makes a "Shocking" Discovery at Saturn's Moon Hperion

Telltale Geyser Dust from Enceladus Seafloor Vents

Ceres Captures Dawn in Orbit

Does Chiron have rings?

Two New Binary Asteroid Systems

Radiation in Deep Space: LRO's Human Tissue Proxy Helps Future Explorers

MAVEN Detects Unexpedted Aurora on Mars

MAVEN Observes Mysterious Dust Cloud Surrounding Mars

MAVEN Ultraviolet Image of Comet Siding Spring's Hydrogen Coma

Minerals in Watersheds Around Gale Crater

Close Pass of Near-Earth Asteroid 2015 HM10

New Understanding of Prebiotic Organic Synthesis

Powerful Earth-based Radars Used to Observe Venus' Surface to Look for Changes

Saturn "Ring Rain"

Spectacular Pluto!

Stepping Toward the Origin of Life

Titan's Atmosphere Responds to Sunspot Cycle

Venus's Mysterious "Aurora"

Super Sonic Winds Seen in the Upper Atmosphere of Venus as Day Turned to Night

Unique Cloud Structure at Venus Explained