Lunar Science and Exploration
Center for Lunar Science and Exploration
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Other Useful Resources

Learning to Read a Scientific Paper

Science Buddies: How to Read a Scientific Paper
How to Read a Scientific Paper Interactive Website (Purdue University)
Teaching Journal Articles (Yale University)
How to Read Scientific Research Articles: A Hands-On Classroom Exercise

Scientific Presentation Tips

How to design an effective scientific poster
Tips for designing a scientific poster presentation from Dr. Paul Byrne of North Carolina State University.
Speak your science: How to give a better conference talk
Advice on creating scientific presentations from Emily Lakdawalla of the Planetary Society.

Lunar & Asteroid Science and Exploration

Lucy: The First Mission to Jupiter's Trojan Asteroids
Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG)
Near-Earth Object (NEO) Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Psyche Mission to Asteroid 16 Psyche
Small Bodies Analysis Group (SBAG)
Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute


Lunar Science for Landed Missions Workshop Findings Report
Where should we explore next on the Moon? This report summarizes potential future landing sites on the surface of the Moon, as presented at the Lunar Science for Landed Missions Workshop in January 2018 at NASA Ames. Recordings of workshop presentations can be viewed here.

Artemis III Science Definition Team Report
In September 2020 a Science Definition Team (SDT) was assembled by the Planetary Science Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate to provide compelling and executable science objectives for the Artemis III mission, the first human mission to the surface of the Moon in the 21st century. To allow for input from the community and to ensure that the most up-to-date science was included, white papers were solicited in an open call to the community; 124 papers were received and reviewed by the Team. This document reports the findings and recommendations of the SDT.

The Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon; National Research Council, 2007
Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth-Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies; National Research Council, 2010


Lunar and Planetary Institute: From the Earth to the Moon
Lunar and Planetary Institute: Lunar Surface Flyovers
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: Tour of the Moon (YouTube)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: Evolution of the Moon (YouTube)
NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio

Science Career Information

Institutions Granting PhDs in Planetary Sciences
Career Advice from the American Astronomical Society


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