The Planetary Report • December Solstice 2018
Vicky Hamilton explores how OSIRIS-REx used its Earth flyby to test instruments on the way to asteroid Bennu.
Michael L. Wong asks how our understanding of the origin of life on Earth informs our search for it elsewhere.
• December 16, 2018
Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan has spent sixteen years sharing the “passion, beauty, and joy” of space exploration with the world. We picked our sixteen favorite episodes to share with you.
• December 12, 2018
After a more-than-four-year adventure, the flight Mars 2020 rover Mastcam-Z cameras have been fully assembled!
• December 02, 2018
The longest-lived Martian explorer remained silent in November, presumably still sleeping at her site halfway down Perseverance Valley, along the western rim of Endeavour Crater.
• November 21, 2018
NASA's Mars 2020 rover isn't the only spacecraft heading to Mars in two years.
• November 09, 2018
Judy Schmidt shares the technique she used to make a beautiful new animation of Jupiter.
• November 05, 2018
October came and went without a beep from Opportunity, silence that was still no surprise for some, but a little discouraging for other members of the rover team.
• October 24, 2018
The terrain of Iceland – the Land of Ice and Fire – has some very interesting similarities to Europa.
• October 19, 2018
Dawn is celebrating its 11th anniversary of spaceflight. This is the last dawnniversary the spacecraft will see.
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