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These are a few of our favorite things: Top 2017 planetary stories

Looking back on 2017, we here at The Planetary Society are proud of what we have accomplished during this orbit of the Sun. Emily Lakdawalla, Jason Davis, Casey Dreier, and Mat Kaplan reflect on the year that was.

#AGU17: Spherical harmonics, gravity, and the depth of winds at Jupiter

Results from the Juno gravity science experiment presented at last week's American Geophysical Union meeting suggest Jupiter's winds penetrate only to 3000 kilometers deep.

A closer look at China's audacious Mars sample return plans

China is making steady progress on a proposed mission to bring a piece of Mars back to Earth in the late 2020s.

#AGU17: JunoCam science

JunoCam may be an outreach instrument, but its superb photos of storms on Jupiter are providing plenty of data for scientists to talk about.

Congress rejects graduate student tax

The Planetary Society was proud to join dozens of other scientific organizations in standing against this unnecessary and detrimental tax increase on the future scientific workforce of the United States.

Brief note from #AGU17: Juno observes volcanism on Io

At the American Geophysical Union meeting, members of the Juno team showed observations of active volcanism on Jupiter's moon Io.

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

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

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

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

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

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

India plans a return to the Moon with an orbiter, lander, and rover on the Chandrayaan-2 mission.

Clipper Slipper

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

The Polynesian peoples' astronomical knowledge helped them colonize the vast Pacific Ocean.

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

Welcome to my ninth annual recommendations and gift guide to books about space, planets, and astronauts for kids of all ages!

Reminder: The Giant Magellan Telescope is going to be awesome

The GMT will characterize Earth-size exoplanets' atmospheres, looking for compounds that indicate the presence of life.

Planetary Society asteroid hunter snags picture of interstellar visitor ?Oumuamua

Asteroid hunters named the first-known interstellar asteroid ?Oumuamua as a nod to its scout-like traits.

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