October 2020 • Issue 162

Featured Story

A half century ago, in 1969, the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE-10) found nine meteorites that were several hundred meters to a few kilometers apart, on bare ice that was upstream from the Yamato Mountains. A few years later, at the annual Meteoritical Society meeting, the JARE team reported these nine Antarctic finds to the […]  (read more…)

From the Desk of Lori Glaze

With the successful July 30 launch of our Mars 2020 mission, with the aptly named Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter, our priorities in the Planetary Science Division (PSD) shift to the next major mission events on our calendar. First up, on October 20, will be the OSIRIS-REx touch-and-go (TAG) event. During TAG the spacecraft’s Sample […]  (read more…)

New and Noteworthy

Springer, 2020, 376 pp., Hardcover. $159.00. This is the first monograph dedicated entirely to problems of stability and chaotic behavior in planetary systems and its subsystems. The author explores the three rapidly developing interplaying fields of resonant and chaotic dynamics of Hamiltonian systems, the dynamics of solar system bodies, and the dynamics of exoplanetary […]   (read more…)
Haynes Publishing, 2020, 200 pp., Hardcover. $36.95. Titan is a moon of Saturn, most recently explored by the Cassini/Huygens probes. Titan is of huge interest to scientists, as the conditions in its atmosphere and on its surface bear a striking similarity to those of early Earth. It is thought that there is a realistic […]   (read more…)