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India's Chandrayaan-2 mission preparing for March 2018 launch

Emily Lakdawalla • November 29, 2017 • 5

India plans a return to the Moon with an orbiter, lander, and rover on the Chandrayaan-2 mission.

Clipper Slipper

Jason Davis • November 28, 2017 • 7

Will NASA's Space Launch System be ready to launch a Europa mission in 2022?

How far they'll go: Moana shows the power of Polynesian celestial navigation

Duane W. Hamacher and Carla Bento Guedes • November 21, 2017

The Polynesian peoples' astronomical knowledge helped them colonize the vast Pacific Ocean.

Emily's recommended space books for kids of all ages, 2017

Emily Lakdawalla • November 15, 2017 • 1

Welcome to my ninth annual recommendations and gift guide to books about space, planets, and astronauts for kids of all ages!

This newly discovered Earth-sized planet could harbor life

Jason Davis • November 15, 2017 • 3

And it's only 11 light-years away.

Reminder: The Giant Magellan Telescope is going to be awesome

Jason Davis • November 10, 2017 • 4

The GMT will characterize Earth-size exoplanets' atmospheres, looking for compounds that indicate the presence of life.

Planetary Society asteroid hunter snags picture of interstellar visitor ʻOumuamua

Jason Davis • November 07, 2017 • 3

Asteroid hunters named the first-known interstellar asteroid ʻOumuamua as a nod to its scout-like traits.

Sharing Space in Australia

Erin Greeson • November 06, 2017

The Planetary Society’s 2017 journey to Australia expanded our perspective, advocacy and global community. It was rich with reminders close to Carl Sagan’s heart: We are all connected through time, humankind, and our origins in the stars.

Dawn Journal: Second Extended Mission

Marc Rayman • November 03, 2017 • 1

Building on the successes of its primary mission and its first extended mission, NASA has approved the veteran explorer for a second extended mission.

The Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Pops Wheelies Over Etched Rocks in Perseverance

A.J.S. Rayl • November 02, 2017

As brutally cold got even colder at Endeavour Crater in October, the depths of winter gripped Opportunity, and ‘life’ on Mars slowed. But the robot field geologist continued to work on through the doldrums of the season.

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