January 2019 • Issue 155


Note from the editors: This year marks the 50th anniversary of what is now known as the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Originally titled the Apollo 11 Lunar Science Conference, the meeting has since evolved to encompass the entire solar system from Mercury to Ultima Thule. In this article, the author — one of only six […]  (read more…)
“That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” Words said when Neil Armstrong first stepped onto the Moon. These words shaped my generation and catapulted the field of planetary science to a new era.   (read more…)

New and Noteworthy

Elsevier, 2018, 474 pp., Paperback. $150.00. Dynamic Mars: Recent and Current Landscape Evolution of the Red Planet presents the latest observations, interpretations, and explanations of geological change at the surface or near-surface of this terrestrial body. These changes raise questions about a decades-old paradigm, formed largely in the aftermath of very coarse Mariner-mission imagery […]  (read more…)
Elsevier, 2018, 293 pp., Paperback, $100.00. Airless Bodies of the Inner Solar System: Understanding the Process Affecting Rocky, Airless Surfaces focuses on the airless, rocky bodies in the inner solar system as a host unto themselves, with a unique set of processes that require a specific set of investigative techniques. The book allows readers […]  (read more…)