Emily Lakdawalla's Planetary Society Weblog

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Funpost! I do solemnly swear

2 hours 7 min ago
A far-from-comprehensive look at the oath of office.

Introducing Space Advocacy 101

Wednesday, 4/25/2018, at 4:59 PM
Space Advocacy 101 is a new (and free!) online course to help space fans become empowered space advocates.

Pew pew! Lasers will help determine where LightSail 2 is

Wednesday, 4/25/2018, at 7:00 AM
The International Laser Ranging Service, or ILRS, will lend its services to the LightSail 2 mission.

What kind of asteroid is Ryugu?

Tuesday, 4/24/2018, at 11:08 AM
What do we already know about Ryugu, and why is it so hard to know what it looks like? Hayabusa2 Mission Manger Makoto Yoshikawa

Moon Monday: Prometheus

Monday, 4/23/2018, at 1:52 PM
Happy Monday! Here's a picture of Prometheus. You may think it's a picture of Saturn. Look hard, toward the bottom, and you'll see Prometheus, doing its part to keep the F ring in line.

OSIRIS-REx shows us space isn't entirely empty

Friday, 4/20/2018, at 3:07 PM
What a cool photo of OSIRIS-REx's sample return capsule! But wait, what's that black dot near the top?

The Opportunity selfie: 5000 Sols in the making

Friday, 4/20/2018, at 7:00 AM
A personal story recounts how a NASA team used a microscopic imager to take a selfie of the Opportunity rover.

Funpost! Can you name a space vehicle for each letter of the alphabet?

Thursday, 4/19/2018, at 7:00 AM
There are NASA choices for all letters except Y and Z; for those two, you'll need to go international.

Recap: Breakthrough Discuss 2018

Wednesday, 4/18/2018, at 7:00 AM
If you had a spaceship and could take it anywhere in the solar system to search for life, where would you go?

Curiosity Update, sols 1972-2026: Completing the Vera Rubin Ridge Walkabout

Tuesday, 4/17/2018, at 8:34 PM
The Curiosity team has completed its initial survey of the top of Vera Rubin Ridge, and is ready to make another attempt at drilling after the rock at Lake Orcadie proved to be too hard.
Planetary Society Blog (10)

Funpost! I do solemnly swear

2 hours 7 min ago
A far-from-comprehensive look at the oath of office.

Introducing Space Advocacy 101

Wednesday, 4/25/2018, at 4:59 PM
Space Advocacy 101 is a new (and free!) online course to help space fans become empowered space advocates.

Pew pew! Lasers will help determine where LightSail 2 is

Wednesday, 4/25/2018, at 7:00 AM
The International Laser Ranging Service, or ILRS, will lend its services to the LightSail 2 mission.

What kind of asteroid is Ryugu?

Tuesday, 4/24/2018, at 11:08 AM
What do we already know about Ryugu, and why is it so hard to know what it looks like? Hayabusa2 Mission Manger Makoto Yoshikawa

Moon Monday: Prometheus

Monday, 4/23/2018, at 1:52 PM
Happy Monday! Here's a picture of Prometheus. You may think it's a picture of Saturn. Look hard, toward the bottom, and you'll see Prometheus, doing its part to keep the F ring in line.

OSIRIS-REx shows us space isn't entirely empty

Friday, 4/20/2018, at 3:07 PM
What a cool photo of OSIRIS-REx's sample return capsule! But wait, what's that black dot near the top?

The Opportunity selfie: 5000 Sols in the making

Friday, 4/20/2018, at 7:00 AM
A personal story recounts how a NASA team used a microscopic imager to take a selfie of the Opportunity rover.

Funpost! Can you name a space vehicle for each letter of the alphabet?

Thursday, 4/19/2018, at 7:00 AM
There are NASA choices for all letters except Y and Z; for those two, you'll need to go international.

Recap: Breakthrough Discuss 2018

Wednesday, 4/18/2018, at 7:00 AM
If you had a spaceship and could take it anywhere in the solar system to search for life, where would you go?

Curiosity Update, sols 1972-2026: Completing the Vera Rubin Ridge Walkabout

Tuesday, 4/17/2018, at 8:34 PM
The Curiosity team has completed its initial survey of the top of Vera Rubin Ridge, and is ready to make another attempt at drilling after the rock at Lake Orcadie proved to be too hard.