NLSI’s Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) team has worked very hard to develop Meteor Crater as a training site for students and astronauts.

The team has published a Guidebook to the Geology of Barringer Crater, Arizona (a.k.a. Meteor Crater), which is now on-line for everyone to use.

In addition, they are supplementing that guidebook with on-line data that students, astronauts, and the planetary science community can use. That additional data is provided through links in the “See also” section of the on-line geologic guidebook.

This week a spectacular new set of airborne LiDAR measurements was added that provides the most amazing topography and slope maps. These are the types of products that support training and research on Earth (i.e., at Meteor Crater). They are also similar to the types of products that will be generated for future lunar landing sites and are, thus, good teaching tools.

The NLSI gratefully acknowledges the hard work that went into creating a product that so enriches the NLSI program.

Posted by: Soderman/NLSI Staff
Source: NLSI Team

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