Join Donate

Snapshots from Space

by Emily Lakdawalla

Follow the thrilling adventures of planetary missions, past and present, and see the stunningly beautiful photos that they return from space!

A spectacular calendar for 2013

Emily Lakdawalla • November 13, 2012 • 2

Steve Cariddi's Year in Space wall calendar crams an incredible variety of information into a beautiful, large wall calendar that is great for grownups, kids, or classrooms.

Reviews of space-themed story books for children

Emily Lakdawalla • October 29, 2012

In an annual tradition, I review eight children's story books with planetary and astronomy themes. Favorites include Pieces of Another World by Mara Rockliff and Solar System Forecast by Kelly Kizer Whitt.

DPS 2012: Who were you wearing?

Emily Lakdawalla • October 24, 2012 • 2

Scientific conferences have become more fun since it suddenly became cool to be a geek. I thoroughly enjoy the "geek uniform" of witty T-shirt and jeans, and did my best to wardrobe myself in relevant geekwear each day of the meeting. This post is for all the people at DPS who asked where my clothes came from.

Book Review: Planetary Surface Processes, by H. Jay Melosh

Emily Lakdawalla • October 23, 2012 • 2

Planetary Surface Processes provides a rigorous overview of every process that shapes the appearance of planetary surfaces, and I'll be referring to it to help me explain everything from impact cratering to isostasy.

Book Review: The International Atlas of Mars Exploration, by Phil Stooke

Emily Lakdawalla • October 12, 2012 • 3

I've been waiting for the publication of this book for years. Phil Stooke's International Atlas of Mars Exploration, just published by Cambridge University Press, is an exhaustively awesome labor of love, chronicling the first five decades of Mars exploration in pictures, maps, and facts.

An amazing LEGO model of Curiosity

Emily Lakdawalla • September 03, 2012 • 1

A petite model of Curiosity in LEGO accurately represents many of its features and functions.

Mars24 has been upgraded for Curiosity

Emily Lakdawalla • August 03, 2012

Robert Schmunk has released a new version of the Mars24 application to help us tell time at Curiosity's landing site.

A blog that started out as a product review, but turned into something else entirely

Emily Lakdawalla • July 10, 2012 • 12

A review of the Aeromax "NASA Junior Astronaut Suit Child Costume," with bonus review of a backyard airplane teeter-totter. But the review took a turn that I was not prepared for.

Hold the Moon in Your Hands

Emily Lakdawalla • June 12, 2012 • 5

Sky & Telescope and Replogle Globes teamed up to take advantage of the fabulous new Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter image mosaic of the Moon to make an equally fabulous new Moon globe.

Do you have an iPhone? Do you like the Mars rovers? Check out the awesome my3D viewer.

Emily Lakdawalla • December 19, 2011

The Hasbro my3D viewer turns your phone into an electronic View-Master, making it easy to view color images in stereo.

Items 21 - 30 of 49  Previous12345Next
MER
Let's Change the World

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

Join Today

Emily Lakdwalla
The Planetary Fund

Support enables our dedicated journalists to research deeply and bring you original space exploration articles.

Donate

You are here: