Collect Space: Apollo Press Kits website showcases moon landing media guides. ” A new online archive is showcasing the original guides to the historic Apollo 11 moon landing mission: 50-year-old press kits. [The site], curated by David Meerman Scott, offers free access to high-quality scans of more than three dozen company, contractor and government-prepared press kits that documented the diverse aspects of the historic 1969 lunar expedition. “
CNET: NASA teams with Google to create huge, stunning visual universe. “The NASA visual universe was created via machine learning, which analysed the space agency’s extensive archives to present its images in an awe-inspiring constellation. Drilling down into the extensive archives allows you to see over 150,000 images all clustered into individual categories from ‘astronauts’ to ‘hubble’ to ‘Discovery’ and ‘Independence Day’. “
Science Blog: MaNGA Data Release Includes Detailed Maps Of Thousands Of Nearby Galaxies. “The latest data release from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) includes observations revealing the internal structure and composition of nearly 5,000 nearby galaxies observed during the first three years of a program called Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA).”
Space: Is Anyone Out There? New SETI Tool Keeps Track of Alien Searches. “Jill Tarter, a co-founder of the institute who inspired the fictional character Ellie Arroway in the Carl Sagan novel ‘Contact’ (which later became a 1997 movie), led the development of a newly announced web tool called Technosearch. This database includes all published SETI searches between 1960 and the present day.” I didn’t have a good understanding of a what a “SETI search” entailed – Sky and Telescope helped me out..
Australian Defence Magazine: New website to explain space law. “The space industry is set to benefit from expert guidance from University of Adelaide lawyers on Australian and international laws that regulate their activities. The Australian Navigational Guide Explaining Laws for Space (ANGELS) website will be created in a project of the same name, by the University’s Adelaide Law School and law firm International Aerospace Law and Policy Group (IALPG). A grant of nearly $100,000 from the Law Foundation of SA has financed the project.”
Planetary Society: New Cameras on Mars!. “There was jubilation when InSight landed, but I’m just as happy to be writing about a distinct InSight event: The flow of raw images sent from Mars, straight to the Web, has begun. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has begun sharing images from InSight’s two cameras to the mission website.”
Sky & Telescope: Amateur Planet Hunters Have a New Online Resource. “Searching for planets outside our solar system might seem like a task best left to the pros. But amateurs have quite a bit to contribute as well. That’s the impetus for a new online database for collecting and archiving amateur exoplanet observations. The database, managed by the non-profit American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO), will provide a central hub for the long-term monitoring that is essential for refining the orbits and properties of known exoplanets as well as looking for hints of worlds that have yet to be discovered.”