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A new NASA video provides an astronaut's-eye video of the final ten minutes of Orion's test flight.
Enjoy Random Space Fact Videos this holiday season. Each is designed in to give you at least one space fact and one laugh in about one minute. Here are the videos and the background on the concept.
A treasure trove of newly released images from the Chang'e 3 program includes a photo sequence of a waxing Earth and lots of high-resolution views of rover and lander on the Moon.
The story of NASA's 2015 budget ended on December 16th, when President Barack Obama signed the massive omnibus spending bill into law. NASA's increased budget is locked in, as is the increase to Planetary Science. Here's how Planetary spends its additional money.
Three weeks ago, we launched a social media campaign hoping to engage the public in space exploration. What we achieved was more than we expected—our Infinite Visions campaign reached more than 2.5 million people in 47 countries.
NASA's efforts to capture a near-Earth asteroid and tow it back to lunar orbit will have to wait a little bit longer for a final mission concept.
This Friday, SpaceX will attempt what no agency or company has done before: landing a used rocket stage on a floating ocean platform.
With the announcement of Curiosity's detection of methane on Mars, Nicholas Heavens gives us a guide to the history of methane detection on Mars, a discussion of its scientific significance, and a few things to consider when hearing about and asking about the detection.
In San Francisco, in an annual tradition, more than 20,000 geologists are descending on the Moscone Center. I'll be attending #AGU14 this week, but you can also watch press briefings and many of the sessions online.
Senate passes the CRomnibus spending bill with an $18.01 billion NASA budget, which includes an increase to planetary science and Europa. The legislation now moves on to the President for his signature.
The Planetary Society’s Global Volunteer Network has been busy these past few months!
Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block shares his haunting images of three different types of nebulae.
The Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft successfully completed testing to prepare it for a possible 2015 test flight aboard an Atlas V rocket.
Mattias Malmer shares his latest shape model of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, created using data from the Rosetta spacecraft.
By a narrow vote, the House of Representatives passed the 2015 'CRomnibus' spending bill, which includes an increase to NASA and its Planetary Science Division. It now moves on to the Senate.
Venus Express is still alive and talking to Earth, but may fall into Venus' atmosphere in January.
The YORP effect is a phenomenon that affects the rotation rate and pole orientation of an asteroid. YORP is an acronym that combines four scientist’s names: Yarkovsky, O’Keefe, Radzievskii, and Paddack.
NASA's next Mars lander is becoming real, now under construction at Lockheed Martin.
Mat Kaplan reviews a comprehensive new collection of historic and modern space art from author and superb space artist Ron Miller.
Amateur image processor Björn Jónsson brings us some new views of Uranus from reprocessed Voyager 2 data.