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USGS on the Moon

Photograph of two men riding in a model moon roverA new 4-minute video shows how USGS geologists contributed to the first moon landing 45 years ago. Learn more and find additional videos at the website for the USGS Astrogeology Science Center

Downloadable planetary globe models are a great way to stimulate interest in planetary science.

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Platinum-Group Elements--So Many Excellent Properties
This group includes platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, and osmium. Find out how we use them and where they come from in a new, 2-page fact sheet.

Trichinosis and Toxoplasmosis
Two recent USGS circulars describe the causes and prevention of Trichinosis (a disease transmitted through ingestion of infected meat) and Toxoplasmosis (a widespread human disease that originated in wildlife). Circulars are targeted to the general public.

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