Emily Lakdawalla's Planetary Society Weblog

Planetary Society Blog (10)

An exoplanet-hunting space telescope turns and takes a photo of Earth

Friday, 12/8/2017, at 6:34 PM
On December 10, Kepler—NASA’s prized exoplanet discovery telescope—will finally turn back and take a picture of the Earth.

The case for Venus

Friday, 12/8/2017, at 11:54 AM
NASA is about to pick finalists for its next New Frontiers mission. Will Venus make the cut?

South Korea's first lunar mission planned for 2020

Thursday, 12/7/2017, at 12:00 PM
South Korea's first mission to the Moon, the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter KPLO, is now planned for launch in December 2020.

Celebrating Our Volunteers

Tuesday, 12/5/2017, at 6:00 AM
December 5th is International Volunteer Day, and The Planetary Society has many reasons to celebrate...3,652, to be exact!

The Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Returns Fundamental Finding in Perseverance, Cruises Through Winter Solstice

Friday, 12/1/2017, at 11:07 PM
Opportunity continued the historic winter science campaign inside Perseverance Valley and delivered the goods that confirmed an important discovery in November, and then cruised through winter solstice, driving the mission closer to its 14th anniversary of surface operations coming up in January.

India's Chandrayaan-2 mission preparing for March 2018 launch

Wednesday, 11/29/2017, at 6:02 PM
India plans a return to the Moon with an orbiter, lander, and rover on the Chandrayaan-2 mission.

Clipper Slipper

Tuesday, 11/28/2017, at 7:00 AM
Will NASA's Space Launch System be ready to launch a Europa mission in 2022?

How far they'll go: Moana shows the power of Polynesian celestial navigation

Tuesday, 11/21/2017, at 7:00 AM
The Polynesian peoples' astronomical knowledge helped them colonize the vast Pacific Ocean.

Emily's recommended space books for kids of all ages, 2017

Wednesday, 11/15/2017, at 11:12 AM
Welcome to my ninth annual recommendations and gift guide to books about space, planets, and astronauts for kids of all ages!

This newly discovered Earth-sized planet could harbor life

Wednesday, 11/15/2017, at 6:00 AM
And it's only 11 light-years away.
Planetary Society Blog (10)

An exoplanet-hunting space telescope turns and takes a photo of Earth

Friday, 12/8/2017, at 6:34 PM
On December 10, Kepler—NASA’s prized exoplanet discovery telescope—will finally turn back and take a picture of the Earth.

The case for Venus

Friday, 12/8/2017, at 11:54 AM
NASA is about to pick finalists for its next New Frontiers mission. Will Venus make the cut?

South Korea's first lunar mission planned for 2020

Thursday, 12/7/2017, at 12:00 PM
South Korea's first mission to the Moon, the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter KPLO, is now planned for launch in December 2020.

Celebrating Our Volunteers

Tuesday, 12/5/2017, at 6:00 AM
December 5th is International Volunteer Day, and The Planetary Society has many reasons to celebrate...3,652, to be exact!

The Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Returns Fundamental Finding in Perseverance, Cruises Through Winter Solstice

Friday, 12/1/2017, at 11:07 PM
Opportunity continued the historic winter science campaign inside Perseverance Valley and delivered the goods that confirmed an important discovery in November, and then cruised through winter solstice, driving the mission closer to its 14th anniversary of surface operations coming up in January.

India's Chandrayaan-2 mission preparing for March 2018 launch

Wednesday, 11/29/2017, at 6:02 PM
India plans a return to the Moon with an orbiter, lander, and rover on the Chandrayaan-2 mission.

Clipper Slipper

Tuesday, 11/28/2017, at 7:00 AM
Will NASA's Space Launch System be ready to launch a Europa mission in 2022?

How far they'll go: Moana shows the power of Polynesian celestial navigation

Tuesday, 11/21/2017, at 7:00 AM
The Polynesian peoples' astronomical knowledge helped them colonize the vast Pacific Ocean.

Emily's recommended space books for kids of all ages, 2017

Wednesday, 11/15/2017, at 11:12 AM
Welcome to my ninth annual recommendations and gift guide to books about space, planets, and astronauts for kids of all ages!

This newly discovered Earth-sized planet could harbor life

Wednesday, 11/15/2017, at 6:00 AM
And it's only 11 light-years away.