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Ebooks About the Moon, Venus, and Mercury

June 16th, 2016

All ebooks can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. Our licenses with the publishers prevent further re-distribution, so if you would like to recommend your colleagues to read any of the ebooks, please ask them to download a copy themselves. For questions and comments, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov, ext 4-4200, or leave a comment here.

Climate Changes: Recent Ebooks

May 24th, 2016

All ebooks can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. Our licenses with the publishers prevent further re-distribution, so if you would like to recommend your colleagues to read any of the ebooks, please ask them to download a copy themselves. For questions and comments, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov, ext 4-4200, or leave a comment here.

Public Speaking, Presentation, and Writing Skills

May 24th, 2016

Recent ebooks on public speaking, presentation, and writing skills.

All ebooks can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. Our licenses with the publishers prevent further re-distribution, so if you would like to recommend your colleagues to read any of the ebooks, please ask them to download a copy themselves. For questions and comments, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov, ext 4-4200, or leave a comment here.

How Does NASA's Chief Work? Interview with Ellen Stofan

May 17th, 2016

Slate Magazine interviewed Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA’s Chief Scientist, in a podcast back in April, 2016.  Visit the following page to listen to the interview.

How Does the NASA’s Chief Scientist Work?

Here is a short list of Stofan’s publications. Click on the blue underlined DOI to read the articles in full text.

Printed Books available at JPL Library:

  • Planetology: Unlocking the Secrets of the Solar System, 2008
    • Call number: QB602.9 J66 2008
  • Exploring Venus as A Terrestrial Planet, 2007
    • Call number: QB621 E97 2007
  • Volcanic Worlds: Exploring the Solar System’s Volcanoes, 2004
    • Call number: QE2 L8811 2004
  • Mission to the Solar System: Exploration and Discovery: A Mission and Technology Roadmap, 1998
    • Call number: JPL PUB 97-12

Selected recent articles:

Record 1 of 15
Title:Themis Regio, Venus: Evidence for recent (?) volcanism from VIRTIS data
Author(s): Stofan, ER (Stofan, Ellen R.); Smrekar, SE (Smrekar, Suzanne E.); Mueller, N (Mueller, Nils); Helbert, J (Helbert, Joern)
Source: ICARUS  Volume: 271  Pages: 375-386  DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.01.034  Published: JUN 1 2016

Record 2 of 15
Title:Nature, distribution, and origin of Titan’s Undifferentiated Plains
Author(s): Lopes, RMC (Lopes, Rosaly M. C.); Malaska, MJ (Malaska, M. J.); Solomonidou, A (Solomonidou, A.); Le Gall, A (Le Gall, A.); Janssen, MA (Janssen, M. A.); Neish, CD (Neish, C. D.); Turtle, EP (Turtle, E. P.); Birch, SPD (Birch, S. P. D.); Hayes, AG (Hayes, A. G.); Radebaugh, J (Radebaugh, J.); Coustenis, A (Coustenis, A.); Schoenfeld, A (Schoenfeld, A.); Stiles, BW (Stiles, B. W.); Kirk, RL (Kirk, R. L.); Mitchell, KL (Mitchell, K. L.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, E. R.); Lawrence, KJ (Lawrence, K. J.)
Group Author(s): Cassini RADAR Team
Source: ICARUS  Volume: 270  Pages: 162-182  DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.11.034  Published: MAY 15 2016

Record 3 of 15
Title:First an asteroid, then Mars
Author(s): White, J (White, Jon); Stofan, E (Stofan, Ellen)
Source: NEW SCIENTIST  Volume: 225  Issue: 3003  Pages: 26-27  Published: JAN 10 2015

Record 4 of 15
Title:New year’s resolutions
Author(s): Stofan, ER (Stofan, Ellen R.)
Source: NATURE  Volume: 517  Issue: 7532  Pages: 15-15  Published: JAN 1 2015

Record 5 of 15
Title:Science goals and mission concept for the future exploration of Titan and Enceladus
Author(s): Tobie, G (Tobie, G.); Teanby, NA (Teanby, N. A.); Coustenis, A (Coustenis, A.); Jaumann, R (Jaumann, R.); Raulin, E (Raulin, E.); Schmidt, J (Schmidt, J.); Carrasco, N (Carrasco, N.); Coates, A (Coates, Aj.); Cordier, D (Cordier, D.); De Kok, R (De Kok, R.); Geppert, WD (Geppert, W. D.); Lebreton, JP (Lebreton, J. -P.); Lefevre, A (Lefevre, A.); Livengood, TA (Livengood, T. A.); Mandt, KE (Mandt, K. E.); Mitri, G (Mitri, G.); Nimmo, F (Nimmo, F.); Nixon, CA (Nixon, C. A.); Norman, L (Norman, L.); Pappalardo, RT (Pappalardo, R. T.); Postberg, F (Postberg, F.); Rodriguez, S (Rodriguez, S.); SchuizeMakuch, D (SchuizeMakuch, D.); Soderblom, JM (Soderblom, J. M.); Solomonidou, A (Solomonidou, A.); Stephan, K (Stephan, K.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, E. R.); Turtle, EP (Turtle, E. P.); Wagner, RJ (Wagner, R. J.); West, RA (West, R. A.); Westlake, JH (Westlake, J. H.)
Source: PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE  Volume: 104  Special Issue: SI  Pages: 59-77  DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2014.10.002  Part: A  Published: DEC 2014

Record 6 of 15
Title:The exploration of Titan with an orbiter and a lake probe
Author(s): Mitri, G (Mitri, Giuseppe); Coustenis, A (Coustenis, Athena); Fanchini, G (Fanchini, Gilbert); Hayes, AG (Hayes, Alex G.); Less, L (Less, Luciano); Khurana, K (Khurana, Krishan); Lebreton, JP (Lebreton, Jean-Pierre); Lopes, RM (Lopes, Rosaly M.); Lorenz, RD (Lorenz, Ralph D.); Meriggiola, R (Meriggiola, Rachele); Moriconi, ML (Moriconi, Maria Luisa); Orosei, R (Orosei, Roberto); Sotin, C (Sotin, Christophe); Stofan, E (Stofan, Ellen); Tobie, G (Tobie, Gabriel); Tokano, T (Tokano, Tetsuya); Tosi, F (Tosi, Federico)
Source: PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE  Volume: 104  Special Issue: SI  Pages: 78-92  DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2014.07.009  Part: A  Published: DEC 2014

Record 7 of 15
Title:Tumulus development on lava flows: insights from observations of active tumuli and analysis of formation models
Author(s): Anderson, SW (Anderson, Steven W.); Smrekar, SE (Smrekar, Suzanne E.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, Ellen R.)
Source: BULLETIN OF VOLCANOLOGY  Volume: 74  Issue: 4  Pages: 931-946  DOI: 10.1007/s00445-012-0576-2  Published: MAY 2012

Record 8 of 15
Title:Effect of slope on development of pahoehoe flow fields: Evidence from Mount Etna
Author(s): Guest, JE (Guest, John E.); Duncan, AM (Duncan, Angus M.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, Ellen R.); Anderson, SW (Anderson, Steve W.)
Source: JOURNAL OF VOLCANOLOGY AND GEOTHERMAL RESEARCH  Volume: 219  Pages: 52-62  DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.01.006  Published: MAR 15 2012

Record 9 of 15
Title:Volcanism and resurfacing on Venus at the full resolution of Magellan SAR data
Author(s): Grindrod, PM (Grindrod, Peter M.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, Ellen R.); Guest, JE (Guest, John E.)
Source: GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS  Volume: 37  Article Number: L15201  DOI: 10.1029/2010GL043424  Published: AUG 7 2010

Record 10 of 15
Title:Gravity analysis of Parga and Hecate chasmata: Implications for rift and corona formation
Author(s): Smrekar, SE (Smrekar, Suzanne E.); Hoogenboom, T (Hoogenboom, Trudi); Stofan, ER (Stofan, Ellen R.); Martin, P (Martin, Paula)
Source: JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-PLANETS  Volume: 115  Article Number: E07010  DOI: 10.1029/2009JE003435  Published: JUL 21 2010

Record 11 of 15
Title:Recent Hotspot Volcanism on Venus from VIRTIS Emissivity Data
Author(s): Smrekar, SE (Smrekar, Suzanne E.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, Ellen R.); Mueller, N (Mueller, Nils); Treiman, A (Treiman, Allan); Elkins-Tanton, L (Elkins-Tanton, Linda); Helbert, J (Helbert, Joern); Piccioni, G (Piccioni, Giuseppe); Drossart, P (Drossart, Pierre)
Source: SCIENCE  Volume: 328  Issue: 5978  Pages: 605-608  DOI: 10.1126/science.1186785  Published: APR 30 2010

Record 12 of 15
Title:Distribution and interplay of geologic processes on Titan from Cassini radar data
Author(s): Lopes, RMC (Lopes, R. M. C.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, E. R.); Peckyno, R (Peckyno, R.); Radebaugh, J (Radebaugh, J.); Mitchell, KL (Mitchell, K. L.); Mitri, G (Mitri, G.); Wood, CA (Wood, C. A.); Kirk, RL (Kirk, R. L.); Wall, SD (Wall, S. D.); Lunine, JI (Lunine, J. I.); Hayes, A (Hayes, A.); Lorenz, R (Lorenz, R.); Farr, T (Farr, T.); Wye, L (Wye, L.); Craig, J (Craig, J.); Ollerenshaw, RJ (Ollerenshaw, R. J.); Janssen, M (Janssen, M.); LeGall, A (LeGall, A.); Paganelli, F (Paganelli, F.); West, R (West, R.); Stiles, B (Stiles, B.); Callahan, P (Callahan, P.); Anderson, Y (Anderson, Y.); Valora, P (Valora, P.); Soderblom, L (Soderblom, L.)
Group Author(s): Cassini RADAR Team
Source: ICARUS  Volume: 205  Issue: 2  Pages: 540-558  DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2009.08.010  Published: FEB 2010

Record 13 of 15
Title:Cassini RADAR images at Hotei Arcus and western Xanadu, Titan: Evidence for geologically recent cryovolcanic activity
Author(s): Wall, SD (Wall, S. D.); Lopes, RM (Lopes, R. M.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, E. R.); Wood, CA (Wood, C. A.); Radebaugh, JL (Radebaugh, J. L.); Horst, SM (Horst, S. M.); Stiles, BW (Stiles, B. W.); Nelson, RM (Nelson, R. M.); Kamp, LW (Kamp, L. W.); Janssen, MA (Janssen, M. A.); Lorenz, RD (Lorenz, R. D.); Lunine, JI (Lunine, J. I.); Farr, TG (Farr, T. G.); Mitri, G (Mitri, G.); Paillou, P (Paillou, P.); Paganelli, F (Paganelli, F.); Mitchell, KL (Mitchell, K. L.)
Source: GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS  Volume: 36  Article Number: L04203  DOI: 10.1029/2008GL036415  Published: FEB 24 2009

Record 14 of 15
Title:Planetary science: Multiple data sets, multiple scales, and unlocking the third dimension
Author(s): Martin, P (Martin, Paula); Stofan, ER (Stofan, Ellen R.)
Source: GEOSPHERE  Volume: 3  Issue: 6  Pages: 435-455  DOI: 10.1130/GES00089.1  Published: DEC 2007

Record 15 of 15
Title:Coronae of Parga Chasma, Venus
Author(s): Martin, P (Martin, P.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, E. R.); Glaze, LS (Glaze, L. S.); Smrekar, S (Smrekar, S.)
Source: JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-PLANETS  Volume: 112  Issue: E4  Article Number: E04S03  DOI: 10.1029/2006JE002758  Published: APR 25 2007

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July 6, 12:00-1:00, Summer Movie: The Stuff of Dreams

June 20th, 2016

The Stuff of Dreams

In late 2013, JPL’s Voyager 1 spacecraft reached the space between the stars—the first time a human-made object has ever gone beyond the breath of our sun’s wind. What is more is that, this is not the first “first” record that Voyager has made. Since their commencement in 1977, the twin Voyager spacecraft have made numerous “firsts”. However, what isn’t widely known is that the project almost never got off the ground.

Written, produced and directed by Blaine Baggett, JPL’s Director for Communications and Education, “The Stuff of Dreams” describes the challenges mission managers and the lab had to face developing and launching the twin Voyager spacecraft and operating them during the encounters with Jupiter and Saturn. Through first-hand accounts of those who were there, the film shows how the mission and JPL survived times of uncertainty and debate about the future of the U.S. space program and managed to fly the smartest robots of that age on the most ambitious planetary tour ever designed.

June 29, 12:00-1:30, Summer Movie: The Changing Face of Mars

June 20th, 2016

The JPL Library and Archives is screening a series of videos at the Hub during lunch time this Summer.   Beat the heat, bring your lunch, come to the Hub, and enjoy!

On June 29, we are showing “The Changing Face of Mars”.

The Changing Face of Mars

Of all the planets in our solar system, Mars has always held the most fascination. — This is the story of the first pioneering missions to reach Mars and how each encounter resulted in surprise, dismay or delight for those who first took us there.

Since the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Mariner 4 first visited the Red Planet in 1964, 38 more hopeful explorers around the world have been tasked with investigating Mars and challenging our beliefs about the mysterious planet. Only 15 of these missions have been successful, yet their findings have drastically altered our view of Mars.

This JPL – produced, 90-minute documentary is told through a mix of archival footage and interviews with the scientists and engineers who pioneered Mars exploration. It serves as the fourth installment of the Beginnings of the Space Age documentary series chronicling the evolution of space exploration since the first rockets were launched into space.

For more information about the movie and other Library and  Archives resources and services, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at ext 4-4200,  email library@jpl.nasa.gov., or leave a comment here.

June 22, 12:00-1:00, Summer Movie: Destination Moon

June 16th, 2016

Destination Moon

“Destination Moon” is the third in the trio of documentaries about the beginnings of the space age. It documents JPL’s ambitious plan to beat the Soviet Union in robotic space exploration by reaching not only for the moon, but also Earth’s neighboring planets Venus and Mars. But as the hour-long episode documents, JPL would be humbled by a series of failures in attempting to merely hit the moon, let alone visit other planets. “We didn’t know what we were doing,” one veteran JPL engineer confides, “and there was no one around to tell us.” This film shows how JPL did learn to go to the moon and to Venus, bestowing on the United States as a true “First in Space.”

For more information about the movie and other Library and  Archives resources and services, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at ext 4-4200,  email library@jpl.nasa.gov., or leave a comment here.

 

 

 

 

June 28, 4:00-5:00 PM, JPL Stories: Justin Rennilson

June 14th, 2016

JPL Stories Presents:

SURVEYOR 1
The First Controlled Landing on a Celestial Body

Presented by: Justin (Jay) Rennilson, JPL and CIT Senior Research Fellow, now retired

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 4:00-5:00 PM

@ the HUB, Building 111-104

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50 years ago this month a lonely spacecraft sat on the lunar surface, surprised by it’s success, as it scanned the distant landscape looking at rocks, craters and the sky above. The success of the Surveyor 1 controlled landing satisfied NASA that Apollo could land safely on the lunar surface with humans onboard. JPL, together with Hughes Space Systems, had overcome many problems to put that spacecraft on the moon. The story of that historic event has many interesting twists! Come hear Jay Rennilson, one of the original co-investigators on Surveyor’s Television experiment, recall those heady times.

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The JPL Stories program, sponsored by the Library, Archives, and Records Section, celebrates the Lab’s unique environment and history, and provides an informal way for JPLers to share their stories with each other. For more information about the JPL Stories series, if you have a JPL story to tell, or if you have suggestions for future stories, contact Teresa Bailey, x49233.

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