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17 March 2011

LPSC Videos

Videos of talks and scientists discussing their work were made at the recent 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

LPI Contributions

We are adding COinS (Content Objects in Spans) metadata to Contribution pages. The enhanced citations should now work with OpenURL resolvers and citation tools, such as Zotero. There will be no visible changes to the pages, only more functionality. Image representing Flickr as depicted in Crunc...Image via CrunchBase

NASA Monthly Press Release Images

The LPI has added ten new NASA monthly press release images to our Flickr site. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter 001Image via Wikipedia

LROC Imagery

The Planetary Data System has released new Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) imagery.
The 5th LROC Planetary Data System (PDS) release includes images acquired between 16 September 2010 and 15 December 2010. This release includes 69,505 EDR images totaling 8498 Gbytes and 69,528 CDR images totaling 17,651 Gbytes worth of data. The LROC Team also made its first Reduced Data Record (RDR) release, which represents a culmination of hard work calibrating, map projecting, and creating mosaics and topographic maps from LROC images. The RDR release includes a global WAC monochrome mosaic, NAC mosaics for 40 regions of interest (ROI), numerous NAC DTM products, NAC North and South Polar mosaics, several example WAC UV and VIS regional mosaics, and over 8000 WAC North and South Pole co-registered images. The RDR release totals over 8400 images totaling over 2 Tbytes of data.
9 March 2011

LPSC Videos

The Lunar and Planetary Science Conference is video-streaming some content. Some of the major presentations now available are:There are also shorter clips showing reactions to the Decadal Survey by some planetary scientists. More content will be added as the Conference continues.

Lunar Sample Atlas

The JSC scans have been added to the Lunar Sample Atlas. Now there are 5620 stereo views. There are also 7916 lab views, 8714 cutting views, 138 cutting diagrams, 11 virtual microscopes, 16743 in situ images, and 2758 samples. Samples 15299 and 60025 have images in every category.

Mars Express

The scars of impacts on Mars, is a collection of new imagery and captions from ESA’s Mars Express.

Image of the Month

Deformation of Sedimentary Rocks in Valles Marineris, Mars, images and caption contributed by Dr. Joannah Metz, is the Image of the Month from IAG Working Group on Planetary Geomorphology.

Selenology Today

Issue 23 of Selenology Today is now up. Detection of a meteoroidal impact on the Moon by S. Sposettii, M. Iten and R. Lena is the only article in the issue.

Discovery and New Frontier News

The February issue of Discovery and New Frontier News has been published. The articles are: 23 February 2011

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Upcoming changes to the NASA Technical Reports Server

Changes are coming to the NASA Technical Reports Server.
The NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) provides world-wide access to publicly available NASA scientific and technical information. On March 1, 2011 the NTRS will debut an updated interface and new capabilities. The updated interface will feature a simple full-text search as well as advanced searching capabilities. New features include the ability to download citations, as well as share citations via social networking tools. Also note that there will be some changes to the NTRS OAI Harvesting Service. For details see:
No mention of the citation styles available. I'd like to see Wikipedia citation markup included as an option.

APS Online Journals

American Physical Society Online Journals provide free access to public and high school libraries. The journals included are:

Research and Innovation in Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education

Rice University recently had the Scientia Conference on Research and Innovation in Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education. The presentations are available in a variety of video and audio formats. The speakers were: 18 February 2011

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

Mark your calendar for the special events during LPSC 42. Of special note is the Decadal Survey Briefing on Monday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Dr. Steve Squyres, Chair of the 2013 Planetary Decadal Survey. Squyres' presentation will be followed by comments from Dr. James Green, Director of the Planetary Sciences Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate. This will be broadcast.

March 7, 2011 5:307 pm : Decadal Survey Briefing at Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
The featured speaker will be Dr. Steve Squyres, Chair of the 2013 Planetary Decadal Survey.

Lunar and Planetary Institute Contribution Series

The Lunar and Planetary Institute Contribution Series page has been updated. We now have citations going back to the start of the Institute. The RSS feed is now generated from changes to the database, and so will be more current. Image representing Wikipedia as depicted in Cr...Image via CrunchBase

Wikipedia Citation Tools

Statements in Wikipedia require citations; there are a couple of tools to make it less tedious and avoid errors.

SpaceUp Houston

SpaceUp Houston was held at the LPI last weekend. The video archives are now available.

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