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Revisiting Uranus with Voyager 2

Björn Jónsson • December 10, 2014 • 2

Amateur image processor Björn Jónsson brings us some new views of Uranus from reprocessed Voyager 2 data.

[Updated] The CRomnibus Comes Through for NASA and Planetary Science

Casey Dreier • December 10, 2014 • 7

The U.S. budget cycle for fiscal year 2015 is coming to an end. Should Congress pass the so-called CRomnibus bill as-is, NASA would see its highest funding level since 2011 and a great increase to its Planetary Science Division.

China plans a Mars rover and orbiter for 2020 launch opportunity

Emily Lakdawalla • December 09, 2014 • 3

China is moving forward with plans to launch an orbiter and rover to Mars in the 2020 launch opportunity. The Mars program also includes plans for sample return in 2030.

First Look Photographs of Orion's Return to Dry Land

Jason Davis • December 09, 2014 • 1

NASA's Orion spacecraft is back on dry land following its offloading from the USS Anchorage late Monday night. Here are some selected photographs by Kevin Baird.

What Happens When Space Projects Go Over Budget? The Curious Case of MSL’s Overrun

Jason Callahan • December 08, 2014 • 3

Jason Callahan takes a detailed look at the effects of Curiosity's cost overruns on NASA's budget.

New Views of Ancient Martian Landscapes

Bill Dunford • December 08, 2014 • 5

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter just keeps delivering remarkable scenes from the Red Planet.

Onward! The Planetary Society's Strategic Plan through 2017

Jennifer Vaughn • December 06, 2014 • 8

As 2014 comes to a close, The Planetary Society steps into our 35th anniversary year with a new strategic plan.

Ceres is round!

Emily Lakdawalla • December 05, 2014 • 3

Okay, so the fact that Ceres is round is not news. It's still thrilling to see Ceres begin to come into focus as a round world.

Orion Returns to Earth after Successful Test Flight

Jason Davis • December 05, 2014

NASA’s Orion spacecraft returned safely to Earth this morning after what looked like a flawless four hour, 24-minute test flight.

In Pictures: Orion's Scrub, from the Vehicle Assembly Building

Jason Davis • December 04, 2014

Here are some scenes from launch day, shot from the unique perspective of the Vehicle Assembly Building.

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