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Forty years after Apollo 17's final footsteps

Andrew Chaikin • December 14, 2012 • 2

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the last human footsteps on the Moon. In my latest video I look back at Apollo 17 and explain why I believe the Moon is the solar system's "jewel in the crown," beckoning us to return.

One Year Ago

Casey Dreier • November 26, 2012

MSL Curiosity left the Earth one year ago today. This is my experience of the launch.

Curiosity news that's not news (or maybe it is), and some thoughts on art and science

Emily Lakdawalla • November 20, 2012 • 5

This morning while driving to work I heard a terrific story about Curiosity on National Public Radio from Joe Palca, NPR's science correspondent. It was a great story despite the fact that it contained virtually no news. The nugget of non-news is that SAM's analysis of Mars soil has yielded some unspecified, exciting, but not-yet-confirmed result. But that's not really what Palca's story is about.

A Night To Remember: Celebrating Carl Sagan

Mat Kaplan • November 13, 2012 • 1

On the evening of November 9, which would have been Carl Sagan's 78th birthday, the Planetary Society brought together some of his best friends to share their memories. We were also joined by four young scientists whose career choices were influenced by Carl.

Carl Sagan: "If membership is restricted to men, the loss will be ours."

Emily Lakdawalla • November 13, 2012 • 6

When Casey invited me to participate in last Friday's "Sagan Slam," I wasn't sure what I would read, but I found a great letter of his explaining why women, as well as men, should be considered among the world's great explorers.

Join Our Sagan Celebration

Mat Kaplan • November 09, 2012 • 2

The Planetary Society has invited a few friends of Carl Sagan's to a celebration of his birth and his legacy. Watch the live webcast featuring physicist Kip Thorne, Contact Executive Producer Lynda Obst and much more!

A dispatch from J-school: two short videos

Jason Davis • October 23, 2012

Two short videos produced by Jason Davis on astronomy and planetary science work taking place at the University of Arizona.

Astrophotos making the web - the good, the bad and the ugly ...

Daniel Fischer • October 10, 2012 • 2

Space blogger Daniel Fischer writes about the problem of composited astrophotos being distributed through social media channels by people unaware that they are artworks, not documentary photographs.

International Astronautical Congress 2012 Recap

Bill Nye • October 09, 2012 • 4

Again this year I represented The Planetary Society at the International Astronautical Congress. This year, we met in Naples, Italy. This meeting brings together space scientists, rocket people, and spacecraft engineers from all over the world.

Celebrate Planetary Radio's 10th Birthday!

Mat Kaplan • September 28, 2012

Planetary Radio went on the air ten years ago. It's almost time to celebrate this anniversary with a special episode for the week of November 12, 2012. Learn more, including how you can join the party.

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