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  • August | 2013 | Planetary News
    Announcements and tagged New Horizons Pluto system on 2013 08 28 by spencer NASA Funded Scientists Detect Water on Moon s Surface that Hints at Water Below NASA funded lunar research has yielded evidence of water locked in mineral grains on the surface of the moon from an unknown source deep beneath the surface Using data from NASA s This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged Chandrayaan 1 Indian Space Research Organization M3 mission moon Moon Mineralogy Mapper NASA water on 2013 08 28 by Heather Dalton International Scientific Workshop on Golden Spike Human Lunar Expeditions Register Early International Scientific Workshop on Golden Spike Human Lunar Expeditions October 3 4 2013 The Golden Spike Company and the Lunar and Planetary Institute LPI will be holding a two day workshop for This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged Golden Spike human lunar expeditions on 2013 08 27 by Julie Tygielski VEXAG Venus Express Akatsuki Calendars August 2013 Update 69 VEXAG Venus Express Akatsuki Calendars August 2013 VEXAG Sponsored Meetings 1 VEXAG Meeting 11 will be held November 19 21 2013 in the Washington DC area 2 Venus Special Session at Fall This entry was posted in Community Announcements and tagged Akatsuki Venus Express VEXAG on 2013 08 26 by Julie Tygielski Mars Exploration Rovers Data Release 37 The Planetary Data System PDS is pleased to announce Release 37 of Mars Exploration Rover data This release includes primarily data from Sols 3151 through 3240 and includes data only from Opportunity MER1 B It This entry was posted in Research Tools and tagged Mars Exploration Rover data PDS on 2013 08 25 by Julie Tygielski Job Opportunity Research Space Scientist AST Planetary Studies NASA the world s leader in space and aeronautics is always seeking outstanding scientists engineers and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands Creativity This entry was posted in Job Opportunities and tagged Exobiology Branch NASA Ames Research Space Scientist on 2013 08 25 by Julie Tygielski Job Opportunity Postdoctoral Fellow Geophysical Institute University of Alaska The Geophysical Institute University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking a geoscientist to develop expertise for stereo photogrammetry with a range of Alaska and planetary data sets The scientist will then This entry was posted in Job Opportunities and tagged stereo photogrammetry University of Alaska on 2013 08 25 by Julie Tygielski MARS CRITICAL DATA PRODUCTS PROGRAM ROUND VIII Comet Siding Spring Modeling The Mars Exploration Program has issued in August 2013 a Request for Proposal for round VIII of the Mars Critical Data Products program This RFP provides support of the modeling the This entry was posted in Community Announcements Funding Opportunities and tagged comet Critical Data Products Mars Siding Spring on 2013 08 23 by sdiniega New Imagery of Asteroid Mission NASA released Aug 22 new photos and video animations depicting the agency s planned mission to find capture redirect and study a near Earth asteroid The images depict crew

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  • July | 2013 | Planetary News
    Mission News Science News and tagged Chandra exoplanet x ray on 2013 07 30 by Heather Dalton Student Opportunity Workshop on Planetesimal Formation and Differentiation Support is available for at least five students to attend the Workshop on Planetesimal Formation and Differentiation to be held in Washington DC on October 27 29 2013 If you would like This entry was posted in Funding Opportunities Meeting Announcements Student Opportunities and tagged funds Planetesimal Formation students support on 2013 07 30 by Julie Tygielski EUROPA AGU SPECIAL SESSION P005 DESTINATION EUROPA With the flurry of activity surrounding the Europa Clipper mission and promising support from congress and the public we invite you to participate in an exciting Europa session at AGU This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged Europa exploration on 2013 07 30 by discosaturn International Cometary Workshop New Date Comets as Tracers of Solar System Formation and Evolution New Date April 1 3 2014 Toulouse France We are pleased to announce a workshop on the role of comets in understanding This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged chemical evolution comets dynamical evolution Evolution formation solar nebula solar system on 2013 07 30 by Julie Tygielski NASA and Korean Space Agency Discuss Space Cooperation NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and the president of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute KARI Seung Jo Kim met in Washington Monday to discuss collaboration in aeronautics research and space exploration This entry was posted in Community Announcements Policy Updates and tagged asteroid initiative Bolden KARI Kim NASA space exploration on 2013 07 30 by Julie Tygielski NASA Welcomes New Chief Scientist NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named planetary geologist Ellen Stofan the agency s chief scientist effective Aug 25 Stofan will be Bolden s principal advisor on the agency s science programs and science related This entry was posted in Community Announcements and tagged Bolden chief scientist NASA Stofan on 2013 07 30 by Julie Tygielski IO WORKSHOP 2013 COORDINATION FOR THE EXCEED MISSION Second Invitation for Attendance and Talks Saturday 12th October 2013 Southwest Research Institute Boulder CO This 1 day scientific meeting will be held in downtown Boulder after DPS Denver to discuss the This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements Mission News and tagged EUV Sprint A EXCEED Io plasma torus Io Workshop 2013 Jovian aurora on 2013 07 30 by Julie Tygielski AGU FALL MEETING Session Additions AGU FALL MEETING San Francisco CA December 9 13 2013 http fallmeeting agu org 2013 Abstract Deadline Tuesday 6 August 2013 SESSION P025 SATURN S NORTHERN SPRING FROM STORMS TO POLAR VORTICES Conveners Brigette This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged AGU Fall Meeting Biomarker Systems Cassini Ensemble Cast Hubble Juno Jupiter Saturn Saturn s north pole Star Biosignatures on 2013 07 30 by Julie Tygielski Job Opportunity Scientific Researcher at The University of Muenster SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MUENSTER The Institut fuer Planetologie University of Muenster invites applications for a scientific researcher position starting on October 1

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  • June | 2013 | Planetary News
    20 by Julie Tygielski Asteroid Initiative RFI Release NASA has released a Request for Information RFI on system concepts and innovative approaches for both aspects of the recently announced Asteroid Initiative The initiative includes an Asteroid Redirect Mission and an This entry was posted in Community Announcements Mission News and tagged asteroid Asteroid Redirect Mission catastrophic collisions Initiative NASA RFI threats on 2013 06 19 by Julie Tygielski Short Course and Field School at Sudbury Impact Structure Applications Now Being Accepted Program Description 2013 Fall Session September 29 October 4 2013 The Short Course and Field School at the Sudbury Impact Structure is a week long classroom and field training program This entry was posted in Student Opportunities and tagged Canadian Lunar Research Network CLSE impact breccias impact cratered terrains lunar NLSI planetary surface on 2013 06 18 by Julie Tygielski CPSX Planetary Science Short Course Registration Open The Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration CPSX University of Western Ontario NSERC CREATE Technologies and Techniques in Earth and Space Exploration announces the next annual Planetary Science Short This entry was posted in Community Announcements Education and Public Outreach Student Opportunities and tagged astrobiology cosmogony exoplanets planetary atmospheres planetary interiors planetary surfaces on 2013 06 18 by Julie Tygielski NASA Postdoctoral Fellowships The NASA Postdoctoral Program provides talented postdoctoral scientists and engineers with valuable opportunities to engage in ongoing NASA research programs and serves as a source of talent to ensure the continued quality This entry was posted in Job Opportunities and tagged NASA NPP postdoctoral program research on 2013 06 18 by Julie Tygielski Optical Characterization of Atmospheric Aerosols The Optical Characterization of Atmospheric Aerosols workshop will take place at the Congress Centre Smolenice SAS Slovak Republic in November 5 7 2013 The main goal of the workshop is to present This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged aerosol composition aerosol optical modeling atmospheric aerosols instrumentation remote sensing on 2013 06 18 by Julie Tygielski JSC Astromaterials Processor Positions open on the JETS Contract Jacobs Technology is the advanced technology arm of Jacobs Engineering NYSE JEC one of the largest engineering and technical service companies in the United States Jacobs has partnered with NASA to This entry was posted in Job Opportunities and tagged Jacobs Technology JETS JSC NASA processor sample lab on 2013 06 18 by Julie Tygielski 9th NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group Meeting Upcoming Meeting The 9th Meeting of the NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group will be held on July 10 11 2013 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC located at 2660 This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged SBAG small bodies on 2013 06 17 by Julie Tygielski Asteroid Initiative Industry and Partner Day Event NASA s Asteroid Initiative Industry Partner Day Time 9 30 11 30 a m EDT Date Tuesday June 18 2013 Location NASA Headquarters James E Webb Auditorium 300 E Street SW This entry was posted in Community Announcements Mission News Policy Updates and tagged

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  • May | 2013 | Planetary News
    a new study area after a dramatic finish to 20 months on Cape York with examination of a rock intensely altered by water This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged clay Mars Opportunity rover water on 2013 05 29 by admin NASA Invites Public to Send Names and Messages to Mars NASA is inviting members of the public to submit their names and a personal message online for a DVD to be carried onboard a spacecraft that will study the martian This entry was posted in Education and Public Outreach Mission News Student Opportunities and tagged Mars MAVEN NASA on 2013 05 13 by admin NASA Spacecraft Will Visit Asteroid with New Name An asteroid that will be explored by a NASA spacecraft has a new name thanks to a third grade student in North Carolina NASA s Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer OSIRIS REx spacecraft will This entry was posted in Mission News Student Opportunities and tagged asteroid Bennu mission NASA OSIRIS REx on 2013 05 02 by admin Categories Community Announcements Education and Public Outreach Funding Opportunities Job Opportunities Meeting Announcements Mission News Policy Updates Research Tools Science News Student Opportunities Uncategorized Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 Recent Posts Early Career Presenters Review at LPSC 2016 Spitzer Space Telescope Cycle 13 Call for Proposals INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE SEARCH FOR LIFE FROM EARLY EARTH TO EXOPLANETS NASA REQUEST FOR

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  • April | 2013 | Planetary News
    The Lunar and Planetary Institute with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society offers SkyFest at the Lunar and Planetary Institute about four times a year SkyFest is open to explorers This entry was posted in Education and Public Outreach and tagged LPI planets skyfest teacher telescopes on 2013 04 04 by grodriguez Categories Community Announcements Education and Public Outreach Funding Opportunities Job Opportunities Meeting Announcements Mission News Policy Updates Research Tools Science News Student Opportunities Uncategorized Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 Recent Posts Early Career Presenters Review at LPSC 2016 Spitzer Space Telescope Cycle 13 Call for Proposals INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE SEARCH FOR LIFE FROM EARLY EARTH TO EXOPLANETS NASA REQUEST FOR INFORMATION USE OF THE PLANETARY SCIENCE DIVISION FACILITIES VISITING FACULTY POSITION IN ASTRONOMY Tags 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko AGU asteroid astrobiology atmosphere Cassini Ceres

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  • 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko | Planetary News
    J the primary landing site on comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko for the mission s Philae lander Rosetta is the first mission to This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko comet ESA lander mission NASA orbiter Philae Rosetta on 2014 10 17 by Heather Dalton J Marks the Spot for Rosetta s Lander The European Space Agency s Rosetta s lander Philae will target Site J an intriguing region on comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential with hints of activity nearby and minimum risk This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko comet ESA landing site mission NASA Rosetta spacecraft on 2014 09 19 by Heather Dalton NASA Instrument aboard European Spacecraft Returns First Science Results A NASA instrument aboard the European Space Agency s ESA s Rosetta orbiter has successfully made its first delivery of science data from comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko The instrument named Alice began mapping the This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko comet ESA mission NASA Rosetta spacecraft on 2014 09 05 by Heather Dalton Rosetta Landing Site Search Narrows The European Space Agency s Rosetta mission has chosen five candidate landing sites on comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko for its Philae lander Philae s descent to the comet s nucleus scheduled for this November will This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko comet ESA lander mission NASA orbiter Philae Rosetta spacecraft on 2014 08 28 by Heather Dalton Rosetta Arrives at Target Comet After a decade long journey chasing its target the European Space Agency s Rosetta carrying three NASA instruments became the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet The last of a series This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko comet ESA mission NASA Rosetta spcecraft on 2014 08 11 by Heather Dalton Surface Impressions of Rosetta s Comet Surface structures are becoming visible in new images of comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko taken by the scientific imaging system OSIRIS onboard the European Space Agency s Rosetta spacecraft The resolution of these images This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko comet ESA mission NASA Rosetta on 2014 07 25 by Heather Dalton Rosetta Spacecraft Approaching Twofold Comet As the European Space Agency s spacecraft Rosetta is slowly approaching its destination comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko the comet is again proving to be full of surprises New images obtained by OSIRIS the This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko comet ESA mission NASA Rosetta spacecraft on 2014 07 18 by Heather Dalton NASA Instruments on Rosetta Start Comet Science Three NASA science instruments aboard the European Space Agency s ESA Rosetta spacecraft which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on its nucleus This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko comet ESA mission NASA

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  • AGU | Planetary News
    AND THE FATE OF PLANETARY HABITABILITY Rapid environmental change can be used as a scientific bridge relating astrobiology to earth planetary and space sciences in the study of how life may adapt through abrupt climate crises This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged AGU on 2014 07 14 by Julie Tygielski AGU SESSION PS2603 FROM OBSERVATIONS TO THE GLOBAL IGNEOUS EVOLUTION OF MARS Recent research places us on the cusp to advance planetary scale martian evolution These include mugearite identified in situ indicating a compositional parallel to otherwise unlikely arc and rift processes geomorphology This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged AGU Mars on 2014 07 14 by Julie Tygielski AGU SESSION PS1871 RECENT SOLAR SYSTEM DISCOVERIES USING THE DEEP SPACE NETWORK The Deep Space Network is well known for its role in commanding and communicating with planetary spacecraft that are producing a steady stream of new discoveries The antennas within the Deep Space This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged AGU Deep Space Network on 2014 07 07 by Julie Tygielski AGU Special Session P018 Mercury After Two Years of MESSENGER Orbital Observations We invite you to attend the special session on Mercury at the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting on December 9 The session includes two sets of oral presentations featuring papers on Mercury s geological This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged AGU Messenger on 2013 12 01 by Julie Tygielski Call for participants FameLab Exploring Earth Beyond Calling all early career scientists Are you the next Carl Sagan or Jane Goodall or just passionate about science and communicating about it If so this competition is for you FameLab is This entry was posted in Community Announcements Student Opportunities and tagged AGU FameLab on 2013 11 04 by Julie Tygielski Planetary Science Sessions at 2013 AGU Fall Meeting Below is the list of all approved Planetary Science sessions slated for the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting Scheduling will occur at the next Program Committee meeting in September note that This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged AGU planetary science sessions on 2013 07 31 by Julie Tygielski 2013 AGU Union Honors Announced The Planetary Sciences Section is extremely pleased to announce the election of Catherine L Johnson University of British Columbia and Keke Zhang University of Exeter to the 2013 Class of This entry was posted in Community Announcements and tagged 2013 Class of AGU Fellows AGU planetary sciences on 2013 07 31 by Julie Tygielski AGU Fall Meeting Calendar Additions AGU FALL MEETING San Francisco CA December 9 13 2013 http fallmeeting agu org 2013 Abstract Deadline Tuesday 6 August 2013 SESSION P006 DYNAMIC MARS FROM LONG TERM OBSERVATIONS There has been a continual This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements Uncategorized and tagged AGU comet Mars planetary habitability plasma dust solar system on 2013 07 22 by Julie Tygielski Earth and Planetary Atmospheric Science Website Launch As a result of the AGU Chapman Conference on Crossing the

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  • asteroid | Planetary News
    Mission News and tagged asteroid Bennu mission NASA OSIRIS REx spacecraft on 2014 04 11 by Heather Dalton First Ring System Around Asteroid Chariklo Found to Have Two Rings Observations at many sites in South America including ESO s La Silla Observatory have made the surprise discovery that the remote asteroid Chariklo is surrounded by two dense and narrow rings This entry was posted in Science News and tagged asteroid Centaurs Chariklo rings telescopes on 2014 03 27 by Heather Dalton Schedule Change NASA SEMINAR SERIES ON NEAR EARTH ASTEROIDS The first scheduled speaker Lindley Johnson is a victim of the winter storm hitting the US East Coast so he will not be giving the first lecture tomorrow in the This entry was posted in Community Announcements and tagged asteroid Asteroid threats NEA solar system exploration research virtual institute SSERVI on 2014 02 13 by Julie Tygielski ASTEROID GRAND CHALLENGE NASA SEMINAR SERIES ON NEAR EARTH ASTEROIDS Curious about NASA s Grand Challenge to discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them NASA is This entry was posted in Community Announcements and tagged asteroid Asteroid threats NEA solar system exploration research virtual institute SSERVI on 2014 02 05 by Julie Tygielski NASA Invites Public to Send Names on an Asteroid Mission and Beyond NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names to be etched on a microchip aboard a spacecraft headed to the asteroid Bennu in 2016 The Messages to This entry was posted in Education and Public Outreach and tagged asteroid Bennu EPO mission NASA OSIRIS REx on 2014 01 25 by Heather Dalton Dawn Creates Guide To Vesta s Hidden Attractions Some beauty is revealed only at a second glance When viewed with the human eye the giant asteroid Vesta which was the object of scrutiny by the Dawn spacecraft from This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged asteroid composition craters Dawn mission NASA Vesta on 2013 12 18 by Heather Dalton Dawn Journal Deep in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter Dawn is continuing its smooth silent flight toward dwarf planet Ceres Far behind it now is the giant protoplanet Vesta This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged asteroid Ceres Dawn mission NASA Vesta on 2013 11 06 by Heather Dalton Asteroid 2013 TV135 A Reality Check Newly discovered asteroid 2013 TV135 made a close approach to Earth on Sept 16 when it came within about 4 2 million miles 6 7 million kilometers The asteroid is initially estimated This entry was posted in Science News and tagged asteroid near Earth asteroid NEO on 2013 10 22 by Heather Dalton New Imagery of Asteroid Mission NASA released Aug 22 new photos and video animations depicting the agency s planned mission to find capture redirect and study a near Earth asteroid The images depict crew operations including the This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged asteroid Asteroid

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