Join Donate

Blog Archive

 

What to Expect When InSight Lands on Mars

Emily Lakdawalla • November 12, 2018

If all goes well, anxious space fans on Earth will learn of a successful InSight landing on Mars on Monday, 26 November 2018, at 19:53 UTC. Here's a preview of all the landing day events.

How I created a Jupiter rotation video using Hubble data

Judy Schmidt • November 09, 2018

Judy Schmidt shares the technique she used to make a beautiful new animation of Jupiter.

Here's (almost) everything you need to know about Israel's Moon lander

Jason Davis • November 08, 2018

SpaceIL, a privately funded Israeli non-profit, will attempt to land a small spacecraft on the Moon in early 2019.

What the 2018 midterms mean for NASA and planetary science

Casey Dreier • November 07, 2018

The 2018 midterms swept away a number of NASA advocates in Congress, though looming budgetary battles may end up having more direct impacts on space than any one elected official.

The Mars Exploration Rovers Update: NASA Green-Lights Team to Continue Opportunity Recovery Plan into 2019

A.J.S. Rayl • November 05, 2018

October came and went without a beep from Opportunity, silence that was still no surprise for some, but a little discouraging for other members of the rover team.

Farewell, Kepler

Jason Davis • October 30, 2018

NASA's Kepler space telescope helped us find our place in the cosmos.

LightSail 2 launch pushed to early 2019

Jason Davis • October 29, 2018

An Air Force official says an ‘initial launch capability’ is being reassessed.

In search of ice and fire: Europa analog fieldwork in Iceland, 2018

Conor Nixon • October 24, 2018

The terrain of Iceland – the Land of Ice and Fire – has some very interesting similarities to Europa.

Following perfect launch, BepiColombo takes self-portraits from space

Emily Lakdawalla • October 22, 2018

BepiColombo's launch was nominal -- the best thing any launch can be. Following launch, the spacecraft documented successful solar array and antenna deployments with self-portraits.

Dawn Journal: 11 Years in Space

Marc Rayman • October 19, 2018

Dawn is celebrating its 11th anniversary of spaceflight. This is the last dawnniversary the spacecraft will see.

Collecting a sample from asteroid Ryugu is going to be dicey

Jason Davis • October 19, 2018

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft was scheduled to touch down on Ryugu later this month, but that has been delayed to early 2019.

Looking at Io's Volcanoes Since Galileo

Jason Perry • October 18, 2018

It’s been almost 17 years since NASA's Galileo spacecraft took meaningful data of Jupiter’s volcanic moon.

Heiligenschein Throughout the Solar System

Brittney Cooper • October 16, 2018

When planetary scientist Brittney Cooper was scrolling through the downlinked images of Hayabusa2’s approach of asteroid Ryugu, a familiar sight caught her attention.

A Joyless 'First Man'

Casey Dreier • October 15, 2018

Space fans will enjoy the movie for its depictions of early spaceflight itself. But it avoids the richness and complexity of human experience, leaving behind awe and joy in favor of an emotional landscape as uninviting as the Moon.

Imaging the Earth from Lunar orbit

Cees Bassa and Tammo Jan Dijkema • October 15, 2018

Radio amateurs around the world worked together to take an image of the Earth and the far side of the Moon.

Book Announcement and Excerpt: Astronomy for Kids

Bruce Betts • October 13, 2018

For Astronomy Day, Bruce announces his new book Astronomy for Kids, provides excerpts, and gives some bonus planet observing info.

How to follow BepiColombo's launch

Emily Lakdawalla • October 12, 2018

I’m thrilled to be anticipating the beginning of a new mission to Mercury. Here's a timeline for BepiColombo's planned launch on 20 October (19 October in the U.S.).

Space station crew safe after failed launch

Jason Davis • October 11, 2018

About two minutes after liftoff, the Soyuz vehicle carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin to orbit failed.

My 18-Month Affair With Titan

Ian Regan • October 11, 2018

Ian Regan, producer of the Titan segment of In Saturn's Rings, describes the meticulous process of creating the stunning visuals of this shrouded moon.

MAVEN, in orbit around Mars, snaps anniversary selfie

Jason Davis • October 08, 2018

The spacecraft used its ultraviolet spectrograph imager for the job, and one frame shows Mars in the background.

Items 1 - 20 of 5719  12345678910Next
astronaut on Phobos
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

Europa
The Planetary Fund

Help advance robotic and human space exploration, defend our planet, and search for life.

Donate

You are here: