Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:29:50 -0500Cheers erupted in the Von Karman auditorium at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory early Thursday morning as a squiggly green line on a graph developed a crisp, tall peak, signifying that the Cassini spacecraft was calling home after surviving its first plunge between Saturn and its ring system.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:00:30 -0500Have you ever wanted to learn the fundamental physics behind one of the most basic concepts of rocket science? In part one of our two-part series, we explore the foundations of the famous rocket equation.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:00:09 -0500NASA's new heavy lift rocket is currently scheduled to launch the Orion spacecraft on a test flight next year. But all signs are pointing to a probable delay.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:18 -0500The four-stop dune science campaign offered the engineers some time to continue troubleshooting the drill without any pressure to use it for science. They scooped sand at a site called Ogunquit Beach but couldn't complete the planned sample activity because of new developments in the drill inquiry. The rover has now headed onward toward Vera Rubin Ridge.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:00:09 -0500NASA's long-lived Cassini spacecraft is about to buzz Titan for the final time, putting it on course for a spectacular mission finale that concludes in September.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:37:22 -0500The Spring 2017 issue of The Planetary Report is in the mail and available online now to our members!
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:00:24 -0500Here are some recent reports from our NEO Shoemaker Grant program asteroid observers, who are quite literally trying to save the world.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:15:15 -0500The annual Space Symposium brings together space leaders from around the world to discuss, address and plan for the future of space.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:12:53 -0500NASA's Cassini spacecraft sniffed out molecular hydrogen spewing from Enceladus' subsurface ocean. The discovery means Saturn's moon has all the basic ingredients needed to support life.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 06:00:14 -0500If you find a structure that looks like ancient life, can you be really sure that it is ancient life?