Astronomy & Space Science News :
News Source : Planetary.org
|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!
This newly discovered Earth-sized planet could harbor life
And it's only 11 light-years away.
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 ʻOumuamua
Asteroid hunters named the first-known interstellar asteroid ʻOumuamua as a nod to its scout-like traits.
Sharing Space in Australia
The Planetary Society’s 2017 journey to Australia expanded our perspective, advocacy and global community. It was rich with reminders close to Carl Sagan’s heart: We are all connected through time, humankind, and our origins in the stars.
Dawn Journal: Second Extended Mission
Building on the successes of its primary mission and its first extended mission, NASA has approved the veteran explorer for a second extended mission.
The Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Pops Wheelies Over Etched Rocks in Perseverance
As brutally cold got even colder at Endeavour Crater in October, the depths of winter gripped Opportunity, and ‘life’ on Mars slowed. But the robot field geologist continued to work on through the doldrums of the season.
Mastcam-Z team blog: Preparing for five-hour operations
It takes hundreds of scientists and engineers many years to design and build just one instrument for a Mars mission. In the first Mastcam-Z team blog post, we'll talk about the special challenges we expect for Mars 2020 operations, and how we're planning to overcome them.
Bridenstine makes his case for NASA administrator job
Republicans and Democrats spent nearly 3 hours showering Bridenstine with both praise and criticism.