Astrogeology Science Center


Filter Total Items: 136
Date published: June 25, 2019

Carolyn Shoemaker Turns 90 Years Young!

Carolyn Shoemaker celebrated her 90th birthday on June 24th at Little America Flagstaff with friends

and retirees from the Astrogeology Science Center, Lowell Observatory and other organizations.

Date published: June 18, 2019

Fourth Annual Planetary Data Workshop Began Today

The 4th Planetary Data workshop began today and will continue until June 20th at the High Country Conference Center, in Flagstaff. Attendees are in for a brain-stimulating, data-staking, information-receiving good time.

Date published: June 16, 2019

Astrogeology trained the astronauts and made maps for their use on the Moon

Arizona Daily Sun reports on interviews with Astrogeology’s scientists about their work on planetary mapping, Saturday, June 15th, and uncover some interesting facts that not everyone knows.

Date published: June 13, 2019

Hot Topics at the Poster Social in Buffalo Park

Employees at USGS take a break from work on June 7, 2019 to take part in a Poster Social at Buffalo Park on a leisurely sunny afternoon. Poster Socials at the park are an excellent way to share research findings and engage with the attendees in a relaxed setting that allows casual feedback, networking with other scholars, or just satisfying inquiring minds on pinned topics.

Date published: June 5, 2019

The Geological Mapping Program Status and Future Revealed

 USGS Open File Report 2019-1012

Date published: May 29, 2019

Mars Curiosity Rover Sols 2422-2423: Familiar Rocks at Our Feet

Mars Curiosity Rover Sols 2422-2423 - What's Happening!

Date published: May 28, 2019

New MSL Video: Fly over Mount Sharp on Mars

An exciting new animation shows a proposed route for NASA's Curiosity Rover, which is climbing Mount Sharp on Mars. The annotated version of the map labels different regions that scientists working with the rover would like to explore in coming years.  Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/University of Arizona/JHUAPL/MSSS/USGS Astrogeology Science Center

Date published: May 21, 2019

WISC aims to inspire success for women in male-dominated fields

Five scientists from the USGS Astrogeology Science Center (ASC) attended the second annual Women in Space Conference (WiSC), on February 7 & 8, in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The conference is a much anticipated time when women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) conjoin to share their achievements, experience challenging and powerful lessons, have fantastic discussions...

Date published: May 16, 2019

Sol 2409: Playing in the Sand

The sol 2408 plan ended with the rover using its front wheel to dig a small trench in a ripple at the ripple field named "Rigg." That means today’s plan is focused on studying what that scuff uncovered. There is a lot that we can learn from these patches of active sand that we occasionally encounter as we explore Gale crater!



Date published: May 14, 2019

Scientist Discovers a New Warm Spot in Yellowstone

R. Greg Vaughan, a research scientist at the Astrogeology Science Center, has found a new thermal area in Yellowstone National Park! 

Date published: May 9, 2019

Before the Moon Landing: Astronaut Training in Flagstaff

Lunar Legacy Celebration: Great information upcoming on CBS!

Did you know every Astronaut that walked on the Moon trained in Flagstaff?

Date published: May 7, 2019

Mike and the Moon

Lunar Legacy Celebration

One night after dinner the topic of conversation drifted to my work with the USGS Astrogeology Science Center here in Flagstaff as an IT Specialist. My friends were visiting from out of town and had seen Internet articles about the Flagstaff Lunar Legacy Celebration of the 50th...