Franck Marchis • April 30, 2018
One year ago, Franck Marchis wrote an article about the remarkable discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 system. Here's an update.
A.J.S. Rayl • April 27, 2018
For the 15th year in a row, Opportunity drove into the spotlight during an afternoon session at the 49th Lunar & Planetary Science Conference.
Casey Dreier • April 27, 2018
The Planetary Society's Space Policy and Advocacy team publishes quarterly reports on their activities, actions, priorities, and goals in service of their efforts to promote space science and exploration in Washington, D.C.
Roger Wiens • April 27, 2018
Excitement is building within the SuperCam team as the instrument enters the final stages of assembly and testing toward an anticipated launch aboard NASA’s Mars 2020 rover.
Jason Davis • April 26, 2018
A far-from-comprehensive look at the oath of office.
Casey Dreier • April 25, 2018
Space Advocacy 101 is a new (and free!) online course to help space fans become empowered space advocates.
Jason Davis • April 25, 2018
The International Laser Ranging Service, or ILRS, will lend its services to the LightSail 2 mission.
Makoto Yoshikawa • April 24, 2018
What do we already know about Ryugu, and why is it so hard to know what it looks like? Hayabusa2 Mission Manger Makoto Yoshikawa
Emily Lakdawalla • April 23, 2018
Happy Monday! Here's a picture of Prometheus. You may think it's a picture of Saturn. Look hard, toward the bottom, and you'll see Prometheus, doing its part to keep the F ring in line.
Emily Lakdawalla • April 20, 2018
What a cool photo of OSIRIS-REx's sample return capsule! But wait, what's that black dot near the top?
Doug Ellison • April 20, 2018
A personal story recounts how a NASA team used a microscopic imager to take a selfie of the Opportunity rover.
Jason Davis • April 19, 2018
There are NASA choices for all letters except Y and Z; for those two, you'll need to go international.
Jason Davis • April 18, 2018
If you had a spaceship and could take it anywhere in the solar system to search for life, where would you go?
Emily Lakdawalla • April 17, 2018
The Curiosity team has completed its initial survey of the top of Vera Rubin Ridge, and is ready to make another attempt at drilling after the rock at Lake Orcadie proved to be too hard.
Jatan Mehta • April 17, 2018
Take a look at how electronics of spacecraft are built to survive the harshness of space environments.
Emily Lakdawalla • April 16, 2018
Digging into the Viking archives to produce a new old composite of Mars' smaller moon.
Adam Block • April 13, 2018
Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block shares of his latest work.
Jason Davis • April 12, 2018
A few ripping good yarns from 1969. And a truly terrifying cartoon.
Björn Jónsson • April 11, 2018
The Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument can obtain images in two infrared bands. JIRAM can see the nightside of Jupiter (including the winter pole) and takes spectacular animations.
A.J.S. Rayl • April 11, 2018
In the west rim of Endeavour Crater, Opportunity continued her exploration of Perseverance Valley in March.
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