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Planetary

A guide to interesting stuff going on in space science, space exploration, and space advocacy.
  1. If all goes well, anxious space fans on Earth will learn of a successful InSight landing on Mars on Monday, 26 November 2018, at 19:53 UTC. Here's a preview of all the landing day events.
  2. Judy Schmidt shares the technique she used to make a beautiful new animation of Jupiter.
  3. SpaceIL, a privately funded Israeli non-profit, will attempt to land a small spacecraft on the Moon in early 2019.
  4. The 2018 midterms swept away a number of NASA advocates in Congress, though looming budgetary battles may end up having more direct impacts on space than any one elected official.
  5. October came and went without a beep from Opportunity, silence that was still no surprise for some, but a little discouraging for other members of the rover team.