Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin Issue No. 135 Now Available

LPIB 135

LUNAR AND PLANETARY INFORMATION BULLETIN
ISSUE #135
December 2013

Now available on the LPI’s website at www.lpi.usra.edu/lpib

Features in this issue include:

USGS ASTROGEOLOGY SCIENCE CENTER:  50 YEARS OF SURVEYING THE SOLAR SYSTEM

This first in a series of reports describing the history and current activities of NASA’s planetary research facilities features the USGS Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year

NEWS FROM SPACE

China Launches Probe and Rover to Moon
LADEE Mission in Commissioning Phase
ARTEMIS Mission Update
ESA Concludes Student ESMO Moon Orbiter Project
NASA Launches MAVEN to Study Upper Atmosphere of Mars
NASA Rover Confirms Mars Origin of Some Meteorites
First Mars Science Results from Curiosity Rover Published
NASA Evaluates Four Candidate Sites for 2016 Mars Mission
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission Successfully Leaves Earth Orbit
NASA Cassini Spacecraft Provides New View of Saturn and Earth
Deep Impact Mission Ends, Leaves Bright Comet Tale

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Launches New Generation of Small Satellites:  Experimental “Cubesats” Designed for Range of National Security, Science Missions

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Asteroid Initiative Ideas Synthesis Workshop, September 30 and November 20–22, 2013, Houston, Texas

RESOURCES FOR RESEARCHERS

Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) Documents Available Online

Geologic Map of the North Polar Region of Mars

OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science
Graduate Students Eligible for the LPI Career Development Award
Texas Community College Aerospace Scholars
NASA’s Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program
California Institute of Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Internships, Scholarships, and Fellowships with NASA
Postdoctoral and Graduate Fellowships at the Smithsonian
SAO Summer Intern Program
NASA Minority Innovation Challenges Institute
Internship Program Available at APL

SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATION

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference:  Education Opportunities
Resource Guides on Music and on Apps
Planetary Science News Source
Video About Interesting Studies of College Astronomy Teaching
Nominate a Scientist or Educator for an AGU Award
2014 Edward C. Roy Jr. Award for Excellence in K–8 Earth Science Teaching

IN MEMORIAM

Bruce Murray, 1931–2013
W. S. B. Patterson, 1924–2013
Gary B. Hansen, 1953–2013
Bishun N. Khare, 1933–2013
Feodor Velichko, 1957–2013

MILESTONES

LPI Announces the 2013 Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award Recipient
Seager Named to 2013 Class of MacArthur Fellows
Mars Rover Teams Dub Sites In Memory of Bruce Murray
USRA Team Selected for NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

New products of interest to the community

MEETING CALENDAR

Upcoming conferences and workshops of interest to the planetary science community


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The Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin is a quarterly publication of the Lunar and Planetary Institute, a nonprofit organization whose focus is on academic participation in studies of the current state, evolution, and formation of the solar system. The Institute is located at 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77058-1113, USA, and is managed by the Universities Space Research Association.

 

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