Astrogeology Science Center


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Date published: August 14, 2019

Rocks moving on Mars!

A team led by USGS scientist Colin Dundas reported observations of shifting rocks in high-latitude craters on Mars. Find out what moved these rocks and spot the rocks that have shifted as well as discover more in-depth information in the recently published paper Active boulder movement at high Martian latitudes.

Date published: August 9, 2019

USGS Prepares to Assess Resources on the Moon!

USGS Scientists Work to Assess Lunar Resources.

Date published: July 26, 2019

The Caves of Mars

The USGS Astrogeology Science Center has released locations of more than a thousand cave-entrance candidates on Mars.

Date published: July 24, 2019

Astrogeology Open House draws a good crowd

On July 19, 2019, the USGS Astrogeology Science Center hosted an Open House to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 lunar landing. The event drew an impressive turnout from the surrounding communities.

Date published: July 23, 2019

Sol 2474: A Great Outcrop!

Sol 2474: Outcrop showing vertical exposure of laminated rocks!!

Date published: July 16, 2019

Are Apollo data still useful?

Are Apollo data still useful today with the current Mars missions providing more detailed high resoluction data? You betcha!  In fact, ISPRS awarded Astrogeology for an Apollo Photogrammetry Paper as recent as October 2018.

Date published: July 16, 2019

A Dynamic Career Launched with a Map

An Apollo inspirational story for career goals:

Dr. Baerbel Lucchitta of the USGS Astrogeology team contributed to Apollo 17 in a transformative time for women and working.  The career choice and the work Baerbel performed was an important role model to women who shunned traditional careers during the 60s.

Date published: July 12, 2019

Sols 2465-2467: Finishing up at Harlaw

Sols 2465-2467: Finishing up at Harlaw 

Date published: July 9, 2019

Southwest Regional Director Mark Sogge Visits the Flagstaff Science Campus

New Southwest Regional Director Mark Sogge recently visited the Flagstaff Science Campus to meet with employees!

Date published: July 8, 2019

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing and Lunar Legacy with us!

July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, one of humankind’s greatest achievements. USGS Astrogeology played an important role in the success of the Apollo missions, and we are excited to celebrate this milestone with an open house on July 19th! Come learn about the past, present, and future of lunar exploration!

Date published: July 8, 2019

Research Physical Scientist Position (GS-12)

Research Physical Scientist position now open!! Closes 7/17/19

Date published: July 8, 2019

Job Announcement: Research Physical Scientist position

The Astrogeology Science Center, situated in one of the most beautiful US towns, is seeking candidates for a Research Physical Scientist position, a Tanaka-Greeley Fellowship opportunity. The job closes on July 17, 2019. Apply today!