Planetary Resources

Subscribe to Planetary Resources feed
A guide to interesting stuff going on in space science, space exploration, and space advocacy.
Updated: 14 hours 1 min ago

This giant, flower-shaped starshade creates an artificial eclipse to see distant exoplanets

June 23, 2017 - 11:43am
Starshade is a proposed flower-shaped spacecraft that can create an artificial eclipse, allowing space telescopes to spot planets orbiting distant stars.

Planetary Society volunteers host SpaceUp London 2017

June 22, 2017 - 7:00am
Earlier this month, The Planetary Society brought together space enthusiasts at Queen Mary University of London for “SpaceUp London 2017”—the first large-scale event organized by Planetary Society volunteers in Europe.

Revisiting the ice giants: NASA considers missions to Uranus and Neptune

June 21, 2017 - 7:00am
Only one spacecraft has ever visited Uranus and Neptune: Voyager 2, in the late 1980s. A new NASA report explores the reasons to go back, and what type of mission might take us there.

When New Horizons' next target passed in front of a star, this scientist was watching from Argentina

June 16, 2017 - 7:00am
A team of scientists recently traveled to rural Argentina in the hopes of catching New Horizons' next target—Kuiper Belt object MU 69—crossing in front of a distant star.