• January 29, 2018
Viking enthusiast Tom Dahl has created an animation demonstrating the operation of the Viking lander's Surface Sampler Acquisition Assembly, or "scoop."
James D. Burke
• January 25, 2018
Interest is rising globally in expanded lunar science, resource exploration and eventually permanent human settlement. Also, the potential for commercial lunar enterprises is being seriously examined.
• January 17, 2018
Permanently in residence at dwarf planet Ceres, Dawn is now preparing to add some finishing touches to its mission.
• January 16, 2018
Amateur image processor Damia Bouic shares a plethora of stunning new images of Venus captured by a Japanese spacecraft.
• January 06, 2018
The Winter 2017/2018 issue of The Planetary Report is arriving in Planetary Society members’ mailboxes—but members who like to read their magazine on the screen can pick it up online.
• January 05, 2018
With the Martian winter on the run, Opportunity cruised closer to its 14th anniversary of exploring the Red Planet in December as she deliberated a distinctive “fork in the road” deep in Perseverance Valley and wrapped another record year.
• December 28, 2017
It takes years to decide where a Mars rover is going to land. Members of NASA's Mars 2020's camera team describe their participation in the process.
• December 26, 2017
Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block brings us stunning images of beautifully chaotic scenes across the universe.
• December 19, 2017
China is making steady progress on a proposed mission to bring a piece of Mars back to Earth in the late 2020s.
• December 08, 2017
On December 10, Kepler—NASA’s prized exoplanet discovery telescope—will finally turn back and take a picture of the Earth.
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