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  • April | 2014 | What's New
    in the library This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy Recent Additions on April 22 2014 by Linda Chappell LPSC Survey Closes Tomorrow Tuesday is the last day to tell us what you really think about the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference held last month The online survey closes tomorrow This entry was posted in Uncategorized on April 21 2014 by Linda Chappell Press Coverage of LPSC A Press Coverage link listing news items about the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference has just been added to the main conference webpage and the media webpage This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on April 18 2014 by Linda Chappell Plate Tectonics Online Resource The Geological Society of London has an online interactive resource on plate tectonics and other key geoscience topics It is a quick and colorful way to explain a fundamental of geologic science This entry was posted in Education New and Noteworthy on April 18 2014 by Linda Chappell SkyFest in May Join us for the next SkyFest event on Saturday May 10 There will be night sky viewing at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in partnership with the JSC Astronomical Society View Jupiter and Mars through telescopes and learn about the solar system through hands on activities This free public event will be held from 8 00 to 10 00 pm This entry was posted in Education New and Noteworthy on April 15 2014 by Linda Chappell This Dynamic Planet from USGS This Dynamic Planet World Map of Volcanoes Earthquakes Impact Craters and Plate Tectonics Geologic Investigations Map I 2800 shows many of the features that have shaped and continue to change our dynamic planet The pdf of the front and back sides of this map are available online and the paper version can be ordered

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  • March | 2014 | What's New
    New and Noteworthy on March 27 2014 by Linda Chappell Upload Your LPSC Poster If you presented a poster at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference last week upload it via the USRA Meeting Portal The last day to upload is Tuesday April 1 Let the world see your research This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on March 26 2014 by Linda Chappell HiRISE Images for March The Planetary Data System PDS release of HiRISE images of Mars for March is online This release covers orbit ranges 34 900 35 299 This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on March 25 2014 by Linda Chappell Dr Silverman s Lecture Online For those of you who missed Dr Jeffrey Silverman s talk Exploding Stars Cosmic Blowtorches and the Runaway Universe at the LPI on March 6 a video of his presentation is now available online This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on March 24 2014 by Linda Chappell LPI Summer Interns in Planetary Science Announced The Lunar and Planetary Institute is pleased to announce the twelve students who will make up the 2014 class of the LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science Congratulations We look forward to seeing you this summer This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on March 20 2014 by Linda Chappell NASA Headquarters Briefing at LPSC A recording of the NASA Headquarters Briefing held this week at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference is available online This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on March 19 2014 by Linda Chappell LROC Northern Polar Mosaic The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera LROC team assembled 10 581 Narrow Camera Angle images collected over four years into a spectacular northern polar mosaic The LROC Northern Polar Mosaic LNPM is likely one of the

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  • February | 2014 | What's New
    list of highlighted events at this year s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference LPSC can be found online This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on February 20 2014 by Linda Chappell New Maps The LPI library has added some new United States Geological Survey USGS maps to the collection Among the new additions are the following Geologic Map of the Prescott National Forest and the Headwaters of the Verde Yavapai and Coconino Counties Arizona USGS SIM 2996 Geologic Map of the Long Valley Quadrangle Coconino County Arizona USGS GQ 1735 Shaded Relief Map of the Lunae Palus Quadrangle of Mars USGS I 925 These and other new maps are on display in the library This entry was posted in Recent Additions on February 19 2014 by Linda Chappell New paper in American Mineralogist LPI Senior Staff Scientist Allan Treiman is a co author of a new paper Alteration of Hawaiian basalts under sulfur rich conditions Applications to understanding surface atmosphere interactions on Mars and Venus published in American Mineralogist This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on February 18 2014 by Linda Chappell Deadline for Reduced Rate for LPSC Approaches The deadline for registration for the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference at a reduced rate is February 23 Register and be a part of LPSC2014 This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on February 18 2014 by Linda Chappell New LEGO Mars Curiosity Rover Our new LEGO Mars Curiosity Rover is put together and on display in the library This entry was posted in Recent Additions on February 14 2014 by Linda Chappell Holiday Closure The USRA Houston building will be closed on Monday February 17 in observance of Presidents Day Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday February 18 This entry was posted in New

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  • January | 2014 | What's New
    to bore everyone with science Find out what you re doing right and wrong in scientific communications This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on January 24 2014 by Linda Chappell The Legacy of Clementine In his Once and Future Moon blog LPI Senior Staff Scientist Dr Paul Spudis discusses the Clementine mission to the Moon twenty years later Clementine was a watershed the hinge point that forever changed the nature of space policy debates A fundamentally different way forward is now possible in space one of extensibility sustainability and permanence This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on January 22 2014 by Linda Chappell LPSC Accommodations Update Additional information is now available to help you plan your stay during the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in March A conference shuttle will be offered at a number of area hotels Need a roommate for the event Check out the Roommate Search Form page There you can post a message using the form or view current postings submitted by attendees looking for roommates This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on January 22 2014 by Linda Chappell LPSC Registration Now Open Registration is now open for the 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Get all the details and register online This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on January 17 2014 by Linda Chappell Earth Science Picture of the Day The Earth Science Picture of the Day EPOD highlights the diverse processes and phenomena which shape our planet and our lives EPOD is a service of NASA s Earth Science Division and the EOS Project Science Office at Goddard Space Flight Center and the Universities Space Research Association This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on January 16 2014 by Linda Chappell Lunar Impact Crater Database

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  • December | 2013 | What's New
    is excited to share its science topics with the public through fantastic traveling exhibits Designed for libraries these banners use colorful images and text to share current lunar science and exploration stories The displays can be used to excite and engage patrons in further exploration through library resources and programs Tell your local library about these exhibit created for library display This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on December 23 2013 by Linda Chappell NASA Earthrise 45th Anniversary In December of 1968 the crew of Apollo 8 became the first people to leave our home planet and travel to another body in space But as crew members Frank Borman James Lovell and William Anders all later recalled the most important thing they discovered was Earth This video produced by NASA s Goddard Space Flight Center re creates the Apollo 8 Earthrise using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter LRO data This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on December 20 2013 by Linda Chappell LPI Earth and Space Science Newsletter The latest issue of the LPI Earth and Space Science Newsletter is now available online This newsletter includes a calendar of upcoming events list of workshops and courses ways to get involved information about grants and funding a list of educator resources and mission news and science Sign up to receive the newsletter as a monthly email This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on December 20 2013 by Linda Chappell Horizons Online The November December 2013 issue of Horizons is now available online Horizons is a bimonthly publication of the Houston Section of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics AIAA This issue includes articles about the giant polygons on the Martian surface and a short report from the Golden Spike Workshop held at the Lunar and Planetary

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  • November | 2013 | What's New
    the various apps available on iOS and Google Play for viewing the night sky These apps can be used as an aid when outside or from inside on a cloudy night Explore the night sky from your smart phone and tablet This entry was posted in Education New and Noteworthy on November 19 2013 by Linda Chappell Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series Archive Miss an LPI Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series presentation The Speaker Series archive dating back to November 2008 is online and there you can find videos of many of the lectures This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on November 18 2013 by Linda Chappell New Aeronautics E Book The complete story of NASA s AD 1 Oblique Wing Research Aircraft or scissors wing airplane is told in the new book Thinking Obliquely Robert T Jones the Oblique Wing NASA s AD 1 Demonstrator and its Legacy one of NASA s newest additions to its aeronautics book series This book written by Bruce I Larrimer is available online at no cost as an e book in a variety of formats A print version of the book may be purchased from NASA s Information Center This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on November 15 2013 by Linda Chappell Poster Advice How can a perfectly putrid poster sabotage your attempt to clearly communicate your scientific research at a conference poster session The American Geophysical Union s Plainspoken Scientist shares what NOT to do when preparing a poster This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on November 14 2013 by Linda Chappell Rocks from Space Educator Workshop Come learn about meteorites and Moon rocks from a NASA scientist and how you can incorporate space rock lessons into your existing science curriculum The Harris County Department of Education HCDE

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  • October | 2013 | What's New
    in New and Noteworthy on October 15 2013 by Linda Chappell Holiday Closure The Lunar and Planetary Institute library will be closed on Monday October 14 in observance of Columbus Day Regular hours will resume on Tuesday October 15 This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on October 11 2013 by Linda Chappell Earth Science Week 2013 Take part in Earth Science Week 2013 Held October 13 19 ESW 2013 will promote awareness of the many exciting uses of maps and mapping technologies in the geosciences Mapping Our World is this year s theme This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on October 11 2013 by Linda Chappell Hubble Videos Check out the collection of short videos illuminating the Hubble Space Telescope s activities discoveries and science They are in the HubbleSite movie theater This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on October 10 2013 by Linda Chappell New Horizons Message Initiative NASA s New Horizons spacecraft is currently about 3 billion miles from Earth en route to a historic encounter to reconnoiter Pluto and its moons The New Horizons Message Initiative hopes to persuade NASA to upload a message to the spacecraft s memory following a successful Pluto encounter Join the effort and sign the peitition This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on October 9 2013 by Linda Chappell November SkyFest Event Mark your calendar for the November SkyFest event Come and enjoy night sky viewing at the Lunar and Planetary Institute as we Explore Mars with MAVEN Observe the night sky through telescopes and discover Mars and MAVEN the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission through hands on activities This free event will be held Saturday November 2 from 7 00 9 30 pm This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on

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  • September | 2013 | What's New
    New and Noteworthy on September 24 2013 by Linda Chappell 2013 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest Students in grades 5 12 have an opportunity to be a Scientist for a Day by describing in an essay which Cassini research target Saturn Iapetus or Dione is best Essays no more than 500 words in length should explain which target would yield the best scientific results The deadline for the U S contest is Friday October 25 2013 Other participating countries may have different deadlines This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on September 18 2013 by Linda Chappell NASA s One Stop Shopping Initiative One Stop Shopping Initiative OSSI is a NASA wide system for the recruitment application selection and career development of undergraduate and graduate students primarily in science technology engineering and mathematics disciplines Eligible students can access a portfolio of NASA internship fellowship and scholarship opportunities through a single portal and a single application This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on September 17 2013 by Linda Chappell Rice Space Institute Lecture The Rice Space Institute presents a lecture by Dr Linda Spilker on Wednesday September 25 at 7 pm on the campus of Rice University Dr Spilker Cassini Project Scientist from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be discussing the Cassini mission and science highlights This event is free and open to the public This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on September 16 2013 by Linda Chappell SETI Lectures Online See the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence SETI Institute weekly colloquium presentations online Along with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence topics include observational and theoretical astronomy astrobiology the outer planets and earth sciences This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on September 12 2013 by Linda Chappell 1000 MESSENGER Featured Images The MESSENGER

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