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NEA Scout unfurls solar sail for full-scale test

Jason Davis • July 13, 2018 • 2

The next time its solar sail is deployed, NEA Scout will be out near the Moon.

New goodies from asteroid Ryugu!

Jason Davis • July 11, 2018 • 5

Two new global views of Ryugu from Hayabusa2, plus a 3-D animation.

What's the benefit of sample return?

Jason Davis • July 05, 2018 • 1

With Hayabusa2 at Ryugu and OSIRIS-REx closing on Bennu, it's the summer of sample return. Why do scientists go to so much trouble for a piece of a another world?

Planetary Defense in the Moroccan Mountains

Jason Davis • July 03, 2018 • 1

A little-known observatory is s helping usher an Arab astronomy renaissance.

Let's check in on The Planetary Society's asteroid hunters

Jason Davis • June 29, 2018 • 2

The Shoemaker NEO Grant program funds advanced amateur astronomers who help determine if nearby asteroids will hit Earth. Here are some collected reports from our asteroid hunters.

New report explores threat from near-Earth asteroids

Jason Davis • June 20, 2018 • 1

How dangerous are near-Earth asteroids, and what will we do if we find one headed toward Earth?

Rotatin' Ryugu!

Jason Davis • June 18, 2018 • 2

Hayabusa2 continues to approach asteroid Ryugu, revealing the 900-meter-wide world in all its glory.

Chinese satellite snags new views of Earth from lunar orbit

Jason Davis • June 14, 2018 • 1

See the world through the eyes of Longjiang-2.

Meet MMX, Japan's sample return mission to Phobos

Jason Davis • June 11, 2018 • 5

NASA is providing an instrument for the mission, which will try to uncover the origins of Phobos and Deimos.

A WIYN-win partnership

Jason Davis • June 04, 2018 • 1

NASA and the National Science Foundation are teaming up to observe exoplanets discovered by Kepler and TESS.

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