The next New Frontiers class mission has been selected and it is called “Dragonfly”! The first mission to return to Titan (moon of Saturn) since the Cassini/Huygens probe landed on its surface in 2005.
This errant asteroid zipped by us at about 1/5 the distance between the the Earth and the Moon and did so without warning.
Flight controllers deployed LightSail 2’s sails last week! “…we successfully set sail on beams of sunlight,” said Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society.
For an amazing deep dive into how all this information was gathered look at Emily’s post on her amazing Planetary Blog from May 1.
Yes we love Pluto, too, but why do we put all the focus on these particular eight bodies simply because they orbit the Sun?
If you are planning (or attending) a Yuri’s Night event this weekend and you want to provide swag for a number of guests — this is the link for you.
We added GIFT CARDS! Perfect for those who know their recipient loves space, podcasting, sci-fi, and fantasy!
Ruth Vader Ginsburg by James Romer