The Planetary Report • March 2019
Emily Lakdawalla takes us on a tour of the spacecraft currently exploring from within our solar system. All planets and spacecraft locations are shown at their location for April 1st, 2019.
• May 31, 2017
NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft will repeatedly dive through the Sun's corona, giving scientists their first-ever up-close look at our star.
• September 15, 2015
Two sun-observing spacecraft in Earth orbit captured images of a partial solar eclipse Sunday morning.
• February 12, 2015
On Wednesday evening, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocketed into orbit with DSCOVR, the Deep Space Climate Observatory. Here's a photo and video roundup.
• February 09, 2015
Within a two-day span, two rocket launches and three ocean landings are scheduled—one of which involves an autonomous spaceport drone ship.
• October 30, 2014
After a bad day on the launch pad, some perspective.
• August 29, 2014
Karl Battams highlights the historic discovery, by an Air Force satellite, of a sungrazing comet.
• May 01, 2014
Explore the physical characteristics and inner workings of the Sun and then learn all about Stars and Stellar Evolution in this video of class 12 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class.
• February 17, 2014
Upcoming deep space missions will venture right to the heart of the Solar System.
• December 30, 2013
Planetary transits of the Sun by Mercury and Venus don't come along very often, and when they do we make a big deal of it because, well, it's really cool!
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