Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:39:38 -0600Behold: Daphnis, the tiny, 8-kilometer moon that orbits within a ring gap, gently tugging on the edges of the gap to create delicate scallops.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:04:59 -0600This Friday, Charles Bolden resigns as NASA administrator after a stint of 2,744 days. Robert Lightfoot, the agency's highest-ranking civil servant, will take over as acting admin. How long will Lightfoot serve? If history serves as a guide, it could be a while.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:30:21 -0600The Planetary Society is launching a new webpage showcasing LightSail academic papers, schematics, parts and imagery.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:40:22 -0600Last February, a group called the Space Exploration Alliance held their annual "legislative blitz," walking the halls of Congress to sway lawmakers toward increased support for NASA's 2017 budget.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:36:30 -0600What is it like behind the scenes before, during, and after the launch of a spacecraft?
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:48:17 -0600Go see Hidden Figures, and bring your kids. Despite its serious subject matter, the movie is joyful, often funny, and, in the end, triumphant.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:02:31 -0600SpaceX says they fixed a problem with the helium pressurization system that destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket last year. The company pushes the boundaries of rocket science, creating an occasional jaw-dropping fireball in the process. But will the risk-reward equation change when SpaceX starts flying astronauts?
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:49:16 -0600Last week, NASA selected its thirteenth and fourteenth missions in its low cost Discovery program.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 13:10:50 -0600Artist and astrophotographer Judy Schmidt brings us a view from within the rings of Saturn.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:33:10 -0600NASA announced two new asteroid missions today named Lucy and Psyche that will fill important gaps in our understanding of how the solar system was formed. Here are eight things to know about the two missions.