Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
The newest issue of The Planetary Report takes a look at the James Webb Space Telescope and what it will teach us about the cosmos.
Webb is the largest, most powerful, most complex and most expensive space telescope ever built.
What can we learn from patterns in the Martian sands? And what’s that Earth-like planet over there?
Jupiter’s cyclones are beautiful, and the Sun’s storms and flares are a little bit scary.
Listen to the sounds of the Whirlpool Galaxy and look back at our earliest picture of it.
See images of the cosmos that reflect fascinating features of worlds and stars, and take action to advance exploration.
Look back on the year’s accomplishments and enjoy the beauty of the cosmos.
Looking back into space and time, and looking forward to mission milestones and new endeavors. All this and more in your weekly space digest.
The James Webb Space Telescope will miss its target launch date and cost more money than expected, NASA announced.
Europa may get a mission...eventually. We give our first take on the 2015 NASA Budget request. How does Planetary Exploration fare? Which projects were cancelled? Will NASA capture an asteroid? And most importantly, what can you do about it?
The House Science Committee is considering giving a select few NASA programs special protected status against cancellation.
A live conversation about just a few of the powerful new instruments that will revolutionize our knowledge of the cosmos once again.
My guest this was Planetary Society Board vice president Heidi Hammel. We discussed two planets near and dear to our hearts, Neptune and Uranus. What's new on these icy worlds since Voyager 2 passed by, and what are the prospects for their future exploration?
This weeks Planetary Radio features updates on the James Webb Space Telescope, from Deputy Project Director Eric Smith. The discussion centers around the budget controversy, and why the JWST is worth the money.
With all the turmoil over the House's cancellation of the James Webb Space Telescope it seems an appropriate time to post this YouTube video.
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representative's Appropriations Committee marked up the bill covering NASA's budget that was sent to it by the Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Subcommittee, and the results will not make Planetary Society supporters happy.
Today, 12 July 2011, the Planetary Society submitted into testimony a written statement to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives for their hearing on NASA's Space Launch System.
Shudders are still rolling through the space-exploration community after the House Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee voted on July 7 to slash NASA's budget by $1.9 billion.
Timothy Reed explains how optical telescopes are tested for gravity sag, and the methods used to counteract or compensate for it.