• April 23, 2014
LADEE ended its mission as planned with a crash into the lunar surface on April 17. Just days prior, it turned its star tracker camera toward the lunar horizon and captured a striking series of images of the lunar sunrise and zodiacal light.
• February 24, 2014
Animated maps of the planets show the spheres in motion.
• February 17, 2014
Upcoming deep space missions will venture right to the heart of the Solar System.
• February 11, 2014
Take a tour of the Solar System in the video of class 1 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class.
• February 05, 2014
Our own Dr. Bruce Betts is once again teaching his Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy college course online. Come join him.
• 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!
• September 25, 2013
The European Space Agency will announce two major science missions this November, one of which is likely to be devoted to solar system exploration.
• September 24, 2013
Curiosity looked up after dark and captured more cool photos of Mars' moons. They include Phobos and Deimos passing in the night, and Phobos entering Mars' shadow.
• June 28, 2013
IRIS, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph spacecraft, was launched from Orbital Science Corporation's Stargazer carrier aircraft over the Pacific Ocean at 7:27 p.m PDT.
• March 14, 2013
Comet PANSTARRS is delighting northern hemisphere viewers right now. But it's also big, bright, and beautiful to the STEREO spacecraft.
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LightSail 2 will launch aboard the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. Be part of this epic point in space exploration history!