• 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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  • 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.

  • The Icy Intrigue of Enceladus

    Updated: 2021-07-23 14:30:00
    Saturn’s icy moon invites further study, and The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft celebrates an anniversary.

  • Remembering Missions And Anticipating Those To Come

    Updated: 2021-07-16 14:30:00
    Reminisce about the influential Viking missions, picture seeing your all-time favorites on your wall, and get excited for what’s to come.

  • Enceladus, Saturn’s moon with a hidden ocean

    Updated: 2021-07-15 20:48:00
    With its subsurface ocean and so-called "tiger stripes," Enceladus is one of Saturn's most fascinating moons.

  • Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic: their space tourism flights explained

    Updated: 2021-07-13 17:35:00
    Though Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin have similar overarching ambitions, there are some stark differences in their approaches to suborbital space tourism.

  • How Dragonfly will explore Saturn’s ‘bizarro Earth’ moon, Titan

    Updated: 2021-07-13 12:48:00
    NASA's Dragonfly dual-quadcopter will carry a suite of instruments designed to analyze the surface of Saturn's moon, Titan.

  • Viking 1 and 2, NASA’s first Mars landers

    Updated: 2021-07-12 20:25:00
    No one knew what the surface of Mars looked like up close until NASA's Viking 1 spacecraft landed there in 1976.

  • The Cost of NASA's Viking missions

    Updated: 2021-07-12 16:00:00
    The Viking missions to Mars cost nearly $1.1 billion—but that's not the whole story.

  • Cyclones and Storms and Flares, Oh My!

    Updated: 2021-07-09 14:30:00
    Jupiter’s cyclones are beautiful, and the Sun’s storms and flares are a little bit scary.

  • Pluto, the Kuiper Belt’s most famous dwarf planet

    Updated: 2021-07-08 16:21:00
    Pluto is a dwarf planet and the largest of the Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) — a collection of ice-rock bodies found outside Neptune’s orbit.

  • Seeing Ourselves in Space

    Updated: 2021-07-02 14:30:00
    When we look at our planet, look for life, or direct a rover to look at itself, we see ourselves in new ways.

  • New Raymer LL4 Opaques

    Updated: 2021-07-02 02:08:23
    New Raymer is a metamorphic type 4 so we wouldn’t expect to see dark matrix and sharply defined chondrules. Still, there are opaque areas that beg to be investigated.                                         The post New Raymer LL4 Opaques first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.

  • Richmond 2.8 Gram Crusted Fragment

    Updated: 2021-07-01 18:24:02
    Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. The post Richmond 2.8 Gram Crusted Fragment first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.

  • DAVINCI, a return to Venus’ clouds

    Updated: 2021-07-01 07:04:00
    NASA’s DAVINCI will be the first mission to visit the Venusian atmosphere since 1984, providing the most detailed measurements we’ve ever had of its composition and structure.

  • The best pictures of Saturn’s rings

    Updated: 2021-06-29 13:10:00
    Here are some of our favorite pictures of Saturn's iconic rings, featuring images from Cassini, Voyager 1 and 2 and more.

  • Unlikely Space Travelers

    Updated: 2021-06-25 14:30:00
    Squid, mice, and stuffed animals may seem like Earthlings, but this week they’re coming to you from space.

  • Spotting Rovers From Above and Asteroids From Afar

    Updated: 2021-06-18 14:30:00
    China’s Zhurong Mars rover snaps a selfie and gets a bird’s-eye-view pic from above, and asteroid hunters of all kinds look out for dangerous rocks.

  • Your Impact: June Solstice 2021

    Updated: 2021-06-14 11:00:00
    Our annual Day of Action set up virtual meetings between 145 members and their congressional representatives and staffers.

  • Risky business: will the world rise to the challenge of asteroid defense?

    Updated: 2021-06-14 11:00:00
    This November, NASA will launch the world’s first mission to test a method of deflecting an asteroid.

  • "Just Nuke 'Em!" Planetary Defense in the Movies

    Updated: 2021-06-14 11:00:00
    What two famous 1998 asteroid movies got right and wrong.

  • Venusian Probes and UFOs

    Updated: 2021-06-11 14:30:00
    Venus is an intimidating destination for spacecraft, and we’re pretty sure Earth hasn’t yet been a destination for aliens.

  • Double Venus missions: all the burning questions NASA hopes to answer

    Updated: 2021-06-08 07:15:00
    Here's what NASA's upcoming Venus missions — DAVINCI+ and VERITAS — hope to uncover.

  • Eclipses: It’s All About Perspective

    Updated: 2021-06-04 14:30:00
    Look at eclipses from the perspective of Earth, the Moon, and beyond. Plus catch up on the week’s space news.

  • Inside Mexico's Zone of Silence

    Updated: 2021-05-30 11:08:08
    A location in Mexico known as the “Zone of Silence,” or Zona Del Silencio, is noted for

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