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You can be part of a planetwide group photo as Cassini and MESSENGER turn their cameras Earthward on July 19.
The awesome LEGO Curiosity rover designed by Stephen Pakbaz is going to go into production!
A girl named Hope Johnson performing an homage to Tom Lehrer's
We received more than 8000 entries from all over the world in the Name That Asteroid contest, and we can finally announce the winner. The asteroid formerly known as 1999 RQ36 is now formally named (101955) Bennu, for a heron associated with the Egyptian god Osiris.
Check out this absolutely wonderful infographic, produced by Olaf Frohn, that summarizes the entire history of solar system exploration.
Bill Nye, Bruce Betts, Mat Kaplan, Meteorite Man Geoffrey Notkin and stars of planetary science at the Planetary Defense Conference public event in Flagstaff.
Some silly fun to brighten your Wednesday.
The discoverers of Pluto's fourth and fifth moons are inviting the public to vote on (and write in candidates for) their formal names. Voting closes in two weeks.
Asteroid astronomer Andy Rivkin has posted to YouTube his own awesome version of
Zach Weiner's new collection of geekily awkwardly smart web comics will include a story I contributed!
Listen to or watch the webcast recorded Saturday, December 15th with MSL Project Manager Richard Cook and Project Scientist John Grotzinger. Bonus: enjoy a neat little French animation.
Watch the live show at 2pm Pacific on Saturday, December 15 to see Bill Nye, Emily Lakdawalla and the leaders of the Mars Science Laboratory rover mission.
Zach Weiner of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal critiques NASA's announcement style.
Bill Nye and Planetary Society colleagues welcome mission leaders Richard Cook and John Grotzinger to a live discussion about the Mars Science Laboratory Rover.
In a stroke of pure genius, Randall Munroe of the web comic XKCD describes
Scientific conferences have become more fun since it suddenly became cool to be a geek. I thoroughly enjoy the
Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye took the stage at Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska to talk about sustainability and
Planetary Radio went on the air ten years ago. It's almost time to celebrate this anniversary with a special episode for the week of November 12, 2012. Learn more, including how you can join the party.
Losing your enthusiasm for space exploration and science Watch these new and terrific videos for an exhilarating shot of Vitamin S.