January 2022 • Issue 167

Featured Story

As we turn over the calendar and start another year, NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are also on the eve of receiving the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey for 2023–2032 from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). This document, expected to be released in the spring of 2022, will […]  (read more…)

Opportunities for Students

2022 Space Astronomy Summer Program (SASP) Intern Positions Each summer, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) hires highly motivated college students for the Space Astronomy Summer Program (SASP) to work individually with STScI researchers and staff on projects that include Science Research, Science Instrumentation + Calibration, Science Software Development, and Science Public Outreach. Applications must […]  (read more…)

New and Noteworthy

Wiley, 2021, 480 pp., Hardcover. $90.00. Since the first edition in 2006 of Astrochemistry, the Mars rovers have driven 31.18 miles, there has been fly-by of Pluto changing it from a 4-pixel world on the Hubble Space Telescope into a mysterious non-planet. There have been visits to asteroids, revisiting Mercury, discovery of the Higgs Boson, discovery of over […]   (read more…)
Oxford University Press, 2021, 224 pp., Hardcover. $25.95. Simone Marchi presents the emerging story of how cosmic collisions shaped both the solar system and our own planet, from the creation of the Moon to influencing the evolution of life on Earth. The Earth emerged out of the upheaval and chaos of massive collisions in […]   (read more…)