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Did you know that the Lunar and Planetary Institute library catalog is online? It is! Search the collection and browse our featured titles. http://ow.ly/BEvd30fXQKI
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SKYFEST: The next SkyFest event will be a celebration of International Observe the Moon Night on October 28 from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. This special event will be held at Levy Park located in Houston's Upper Kirby District. There will be opportunities to engage in hands-on activities, speak with lunar scientists, and view the Moon through telescopes (weather permitting). As always, SkyFest is free and fun for all ages. #observethemoon http://ow.ly/Ixtp30fXNt2
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The BeautifulMars Project is looking for people to help promote the idea that knowledge about Mars belongs to everyone. If you are fluent or semi-fluent in languages other than English, consider volunteering your time and skills to translate HiRISE image titles. There are no deadlines, so assignments are done on your schedule. Project guidelines and a list of languages can be found online. http://ow.ly/hIjE30fXMu5
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Spread the word about International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) with shareables for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. #observethemoon http://ow.ly/AqFy30g1CqI
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The next Houston Spaceport Frontier Lecture will feature Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA's Associate Administrator for Science. His presentation, "Making Big Miracles Happen," will take place on Thursday, October 26, at 7:00 pm in Keck Hall, Room 100 on the campus of Rice University. This lecture is open to the public and free of charge. http://ow.ly/TJuk30fXK3w
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Julie Tygielski of the LPI demonstrated the Institute's new Augmented Reality (AR) posters at a booth at the 49th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting earlier this week. The posters and free app provide an interactive tour of the asteroid belt, the Moon, Mars, Saturn, Pluto, and Europa. http://ow.ly/HRqf30g189B
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This week LPI Senior Staff Scientist Dr. Paul Schenk presented a poster at the 49th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting in Provo, Utah. http://ow.ly/be8030g14ZJ
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DAWN: NASA has authorized a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres. During the extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before at the dwarf planet. http://ow.ly/FM1f30g05tn
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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) collaborated with Google to produce Access Mars, a free immersive experience that is available for use on all desktop and mobile devices and virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) headsets. Access Mars was adapted from JPL's OnSight software, which assists scientists in planning rover drives and even holding meetings on Mars. Access Mars lets anyone with an internet connection take a guided tour of what those scientists experience. http://ow.ly/5VsJ30g05ah

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This short video from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center explains how solar wind at Mars' moon Phobos could impact plans for future robotic and human missions to study the moons of Mars. http://ow.ly/WPUK30fZlfI
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