How is Dawn able to orbit two extraterrestrial worlds? Dr. Bruce Betts has this week's Random Space Fact!
Sail with us back in time to 1983. Join Carl Sagan as he introduces you to The Planetary Society. Although we have grown and changed over the years, our core values and goals remain the same.
Lecture 5 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2015 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers Venus (continued: surface landers, exploration), and Mars (characteristics, many types of geologic features, poles, exploration spacecraft: flyby, orbiters, and landers/rovers). Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.
Other Worlds with Emily Lakdawalla will be a new series about the different worlds in our solar system and the robots that help us explore them.
Enjoy this 1989 commercial for The Planetary Society. Come with us on a voyage of discovery.
Lecture 4 of Dr. Bruce Betts' online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers eclipses, Mercury (characteristics, geology, core, exploration, water ice at poles), the Terrestrial Planet Atmospheres/Triad Planets -- a comparison of Venus, Earth, and Mars and why their atmospheres are so different, including discussions of the Greenhouse Effect, temperature systems (Kelvins, Celsius, Fahrenheit), and plate tectonics; and Venus (characteristics, geologic evolution, exploration). Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.
Lecture 3 of Dr. Bruce Betts' online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers optical, radio, and space telescopes, the history, exploration, and importance of the Moon to our Solar System understanding, as well as impact cratering and lunar tides and phases. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.
The Asteroid Eros has love written all over it and Star Trek's Robert Picardo stops by to help Bruce with his acting chops on Random Space Fact with Dr. Bruce Betts!
Space rarely makes a strong showing in national elections, despite the major state of transition NASA finds itself in today.
Help us catalog and source statements made by candidates referring to civil space issues.