• Craters are great but we’ve had enough, thank you

    Updated: 2021-11-19 15:30:00
    Take a look at some of Earth’s epic impact craters, and learn what we’re doing to ensure they’re our last.

  • DART mission resources for space fans and the press

    Updated: 2021-11-17 15:00:00
    Exclusive Planetary Society materials to help space fans tell the world about NASA's upcoming mission to impact an asteroid.

  • The LightSail 2 latest: mission updates, pictures and more

    Updated: 2021-11-15 17:44:00
    Almost 30 months after liftoff, the mission continues to help prepare for the next generation of solar sail missions.

  • These Are the Asteroids to Worry About

    Updated: 2021-11-13 14:30:00
    Stephen Hawking thought an asteroid impact posed the greatest threat to life on Earth.

  • Mind-blowing space volcanoes

    Updated: 2021-11-12 15:30:00
    Taking a look at volcanic worlds in our solar system and exoplanets that might crack under pressure.

  • Hera, ESA’s asteroid investigator

    Updated: 2021-11-12 15:00:00
    The European Space Agency (ESA) will launch the Hera spacecraft in October 2024.

  • Mind-blowing pictures of the solar system's most volcanic worlds

    Updated: 2021-11-11 15:00:00
    An up-close look at volcanoes in space and how they differ from those on Earth.

  • Pinpointing the source of Martian meteorites and a stab at magmatism on Mars

    Updated: 2021-11-10 17:05:34
    Most meteorites found on the Earth’s surface are fragments of small bodies left over from the accret

  • Cost of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission

    Updated: 2021-11-10 08:00:00
    NASA's DART mission cost approximately $324 million, including launch vehicle, spacecraft development, and operations. It is NASA's lowest-cost planetary mission in nearly 20 years.

  • It’s all about you

    Updated: 2021-11-05 14:30:00
    Looking at where you came from, and seeking your opinions.

  • VERITAS, NASA’s Venus mapper

    Updated: 2021-11-04 14:00:00
    NASA will launch the VERITAS spacecraft in 2028 to study Venus and its past.

  • D’Orbigny angrite

    Updated: 2021-11-02 02:00:51
    Alcide d’Orbigny was a French naturalist who explored South America from 1826 to 1833. The 16.55kg meteorite was found near the Argentine settlement that bears his name, about 500 km southwest of Buenos Aires. Angrites are very old achondrites and probably come from a large parent body. They have a wide distribution of cosmic ray […] The post D’Orbigny angrite first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.

  • Dalgety Downs 720 grams

    Updated: 2021-11-01 18:38:56
    Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. The post Dalgety Downs 720 grams first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.

  • Explorers beware, you’re in for a scare!

    Updated: 2021-10-29 14:30:00
    In celebration of Halloween, take a terrifying tour through our creepy cosmos.

  • Blurring the lines between imagination and reality

    Updated: 2021-10-22 14:30:00
    The realities of space go beyond what we can see, and perhaps even beyond what we can imagine.

  • "Oh, my gosh, there's a rock in my bed"

    Updated: 2021-10-20 14:18:46
    A woman in Canada had a near miss when a meteorite landed in her bed: Ruth Hamilton was fast asleep

  • We love Lucy

    Updated: 2021-10-15 14:30:00
    Everything you need to know about NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids.

  • Pic of the Day - 10/15/21

    Updated: 2021-10-15 14:00:00
    This is “Hoba,” the world’s largest intact meteorite, in Namibia.

  • NASA’s Lucy mission: an odyssey to the Trojan asteroids

    Updated: 2021-10-14 21:42:00
    On October 16, NASA's Lucy spacecraft is expected to depart for the Trojan asteroids — rocky bodies that share an orbit with Jupiter.

  • The Cost of NASA's Psyche Mission to a Metallic Asteroid

    Updated: 2021-10-11 21:00:00
    The Psyche mission will cost approximately $961 million over 12 years. But that's not the whole story.

  • The Cost of the Lucy Mission to the Trojan Asteroids

    Updated: 2021-10-11 20:30:00
    The Lucy spacecraft will cost approximately $989 million over 16 years. But that's not the whole story.

  • Some good old-fashioned space mysteries

    Updated: 2021-10-08 14:30:00
    Exploration is teaching us a lot about the cosmos, and a lot about how much we still don’t know.

  • The shape of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is changing. Here’s why.

    Updated: 2021-10-07 11:00:00
    A new study says the winds within the famous Great Red Spot are speeding up in some places and slowing down in others.

  • Rocky worlds rock

    Updated: 2021-10-01 14:30:00
    This week we're all about the rocky planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

  • Meteorites

    Updated: 2021-10-01 04:39:17
    A meteorite.Source: Getty Images Meteorites are “space rocks” that manage to reach the s

  • A Glimpse into the World of Comets and Meteorites

    Updated: 2021-10-01 04:30:58
    A scene from the Anime movie Your Name (2016) where the lovers finally unite. Source: Google Images

  • EnVision, Europe’s mission to Venus

    Updated: 2021-09-29 15:53:00
    The European Space Agency (ESA) is launching the EnVision spacecraft to study Venus and its past.

  • Supereruptions and psychedelia

    Updated: 2021-09-24 14:30:00
    The surface of Mars can teach us about its history and, with the right imaging techniques, conjure flashbacks of 60s psychedelia.

  • Mars Express, studying Mars from orbit

    Updated: 2021-09-22 17:54:00
    Mars Express was the European Space Agency’s first planetary mission when it launched in 2003.

  • Looking forward to looking into deep space

    Updated: 2021-09-10 14:30:00
    The newest issue of The Planetary Report takes a look at the James Webb Space Telescope and what it will teach us about the cosmos.

  • Is This Material the Basis of Colin Bloy's Grail Stone?

    Updated: 2021-09-10 13:07:22
    Moldavite This is like taking the long way home: I questioned the title of one of Roerich’s pa

  • SpaceX Inspiration4 mission: Your questions, answered

    Updated: 2021-09-08 13:00:00
    SpaceX is preparing to launch the first-ever entirely civilian mission — Inspiration4 — into Earth orbit.

  • Your impact: September equinox 2021

    Updated: 2021-09-06 11:00:00
    Members helped us send letters to the U.S. Congress asking for increased funding for NASA's planetary defense efforts.

  • The people's space telescopes

    Updated: 2021-09-06 11:00:00
    How space advocates came to the rescue of the Hubble Space Telescope in 2004.

  • The James Webb Space Telescope is almost ready for launch

    Updated: 2021-09-06 11:00:00
    Webb is the largest, most powerful, most complex and most expensive space telescope ever built.

  • For every world, there is a season

    Updated: 2021-09-03 14:30:00
    When we explore space we see familiar things: seasons, ice caps, and maybe someday even plants.

  • Europa, Jupiter’s possible watery moon

    Updated: 2021-09-02 21:02:00
    Europa is the sixth-largest moon in the solar system and Jupiter’s fourth-largest satellite.

  • NWA 12692 LL3.00 S3 W2

    Updated: 2021-09-02 02:00:49
    The 3.00 designation is assigned to chondrites that have experienced the least amount of metamorphism. Few are recognized. In September 2021 there are ten. The two L3.00 are possibly paired. NWA 8576 LL3.00 59.5 g NWA 10061 LL3.00 53.8 g NWA 12692 LL3.00 373 g Semarkona LL3.00 691 g NWA 7731 L3.00 81 g NWA […] The post NWA 12692 LL3.00 S3 W2 first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.

  • Canyon Diablo 373 Grams

    Updated: 2021-09-01 18:23:53
    Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. The post Canyon Diablo 373 Grams first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.

  • Dunes and doppelgangers

    Updated: 2021-08-27 14:30:00
    What can we learn from patterns in the Martian sands? And what’s that Earth-like planet over there?

  • Psyche, exploring a metal world

    Updated: 2021-08-26 20:24:00
    NASA is launching the Psyche mission to a metal asteroid by the same name in 2022.

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    Updated: 2021-08-24 21:31:33
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  • Planetary protection: How to explore Mars and other worlds responsibly

    Updated: 2021-08-24 12:00:00
    Planetary protection means protecting other worlds from Earthly microbes and containing possible microbes that sample return missions might bring back to Earth.

  • What are the most Earth-like worlds we’ve found?

    Updated: 2021-08-23 13:00:00
    The ongoing hunt for Earth-like worlds, especially over the next few decades, hopes to illuminate how ordinary and extraordinary our planet may be.

  • Proximity and distance

    Updated: 2021-08-20 14:30:00
    Looking at planets and moons from near and far, and figuring out how to get all the way out there.

  • JUICE, exploring Jupiter’s icy moons

    Updated: 2021-08-16 20:22:00
    The European Space Agency (ESA) is launching the JUICE spacecraft to study Jupiter and its three largest icy moons.

  • LightSail 2 Sails On!

    Updated: 2021-08-13 14:30:00
    The Planetary Society’s crowdfunded LightSail 2 spacecraft is going strong and still making history.

  • Jaw-Dropping Jupiter

    Updated: 2021-08-06 14:30:00
    10 years after launching, Juno is still showing us Jupiter’s stunning beauty.

  • Titan, a moon with familiar vistas

    Updated: 2021-08-05 18:37:00
    Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is both the only other place in the solar system with liquid on its surface and the only moon with a thick atmosphere, making it a tantalizing destination to search for life.

  • ACS3, NASA’s Advanced Composite Solar Sail System

    Updated: 2021-08-05 07:17:00
    ACS3 will test sail boom materials that could enable much larger solar sail missions.

  • We Love to Buggy

    Updated: 2021-07-30 14:30:00
    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission that introduced Moon buggies to the world, and catch up on this week’s space news.

  • Water plumes from Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus may show promising signs of life

    Updated: 2021-07-28 17:28:00
    New research says methane levels detected in the plumes of one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus, might point to a habitable world.

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