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Jason Davis is a digital editor for The Planetary Society. He writes about the world's space exploration missions and the Society's science and technology projects.

Visualize today's solstice with images from Earth-observing satellites

Jason Davis • December 21, 2017

What do the shortest days of the year look like from space?

Downselect: NASA narrows future mission destination to comet 67P or Titan

Jason Davis • December 20, 2017 • 7

The winner will be picked in 2019.

The case for Venus

Jason Davis • December 08, 2017 • 10

NASA is about to pick finalists for its next New Frontiers mission. Will Venus make the cut?

Clipper Slipper

Jason Davis • November 28, 2017 • 7

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

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.

Bridenstine makes his case for NASA administrator job

Jason Davis • November 01, 2017 • 8

Republicans and Democrats spent nearly 3 hours showering Bridenstine with both praise and criticism.

Here's how engineers closed out LightSail 2 for flight

Jason Davis • October 27, 2017

The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft is in a flight-ready state, marking a major milestone for the program.

Is There Anybody out There?

Jason Davis • October 25, 2017 • 9

The Planetary Society has supported SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, practically since our founding in 1980. Learn the past, present, and future of SETI.

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