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Radar in Earth and Planetary Science: An Intro

February 24, 2017 - 12:14pm
Heather Hunter explains how radar works and what it's used for on Earth and beyond.

Wonderful potentially habitable worlds around TRAPPIST-1

February 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
Scientists have found seven, Earth-size planets orbiting a star just 40 light years away. Three lie in the habitable zone and could have water on their surfaces.

NASA's audacious Europa missions are getting closer to reality

February 21, 2017 - 4:43pm
Today, NASA announced progress on a spacecraft that would assess whether Jupiter's Moon Europa is habitable, and earlier this month, an agency-sponsored science team released a report on a separate lander mission that would directly search for signs of life.

Did Voyager 1 capture an image of Enceladus' plumes erupting?

February 21, 2017 - 2:38pm
Amateur image processor Ted Stryk revisited Voyager 1 data of Enceladus and came across a surprise.

Finding spacecraft impacts on the Moon

February 20, 2017 - 7:00am
Over nearly 60 years of spacecraft exploration of the Moon, lots of spacecraft have crashed on the lunar surface—some accidental, some intentional. Phil Stooke hunts for their impact sites.

Everything you need to know about tomorrow's historic SpaceX launch

February 17, 2017 - 7:00am
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from a former space shuttle launch pad tomorrow morning. Here's a rundown of everything you need to know about the historic event.

Solar sailing in Japan: 10 questions for LightSail engineer Barbara Plante

February 13, 2017 - 7:01am
Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye and LightSail systems engineer Barbara Plante recently traveled to Japan for a solar sailing symposium. Our Q&A with Plante discusses everything from CubeSat attitude control systems to robotic giraffes in Tokyo.