Meg Schwamb • April 09, 2019
It’s time to give 2007 OR10 a name. We’re asking for your help to pick a suitable name for the largest as-yet-unnamed solar system world to submit to the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
Brendan Curry • April 08, 2019
On March 27, 2019, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies held a hearing titled, “NASA’s FY 2020 Budget Request.”
Casey Dreier • April 04, 2019
Can NASA really return astronauts to the Moon by 2024?
Jason Davis • April 04, 2019
Hayabusa2 successfully used its explosive-packed SCI experiment to create an artificial crater on asteroid Ryugu.
SpaceIL's Beresheet Moon lander successfully entered lunar orbit today after a 6-minute engine burn that began at 14:18 UTC / 10:18 EDT.
Mark Marley • April 02, 2019
Mark Marley explains what planetary scientists mean when they say the word "ice."
Emily Lakdawalla • April 01, 2019
The Hayabusa2 team held a press briefing last week at LPSC to report newly published results on asteroid Ryugu.
Jason Davis • April 01, 2019
The Hayabusa 2 spacecraft will deploy its Small Carry-on Impactor experiment, SCI, on 5 April.
Jason Davis • March 28, 2019
The Israeli spacecraft is set to enter lunar orbit on 4 April at 17:57 UTC (13:57 EDT).
Adam Block • March 22, 2019
Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block shares some of his latest images highlighting some hidden gems.
Jason Davis • March 19, 2019
The asteroid's rotation rate is also increasing, and scientists continue refining the plan to collect a regolith sample next year.
Emily Lakdawalla • March 12, 2019
I’m very pleased to announce the publication of the March Equinox issue of The Planetary Report: “Inside the Ice Giants.” The print issue shipped to members yesterday!
Casey Dreier • March 11, 2019
The President's Budget Request for NASA in 2020 would start a Mars Sample Return mission and ramp up efforts to send humans to the Moon. But it would still kick off the first year of a new decade with a half-billion dollar cut to the space agency.
Björn Jónsson • March 11, 2019
The color of Uranus and Neptune is similar, but not identical. Uranus appears greener and Neptune bluer.
Jason Davis • March 08, 2019
The spacecraft completed a successful test flight with splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean on 8 March 2019 at 08:45 EST (13:45 UTC).
Jason Davis • March 07, 2019
The mission is also gearing up for a possible second sample collection.
Andrew Jones • March 06, 2019
China’s Yutu-2 rover is continuing to make tracks on the lunar far side.
Casey Dreier • March 05, 2019
Society members from across the United States came to Washington, D.C. on their own dime to advocate for space science and exploration.
Jason Davis • March 05, 2019
The spacecraft fired a bullet into the surface and unleashed a massive spray of debris.
Jason Davis • March 03, 2019
Docking occurred slightly ahead of schedule at 5:51 EST (10:51 UTC).
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LightSail 2 launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. Be part of this epic point in space exploration history!