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#LPSC2018: Mars mass wasting in the laboratory

Jake Robins • March 26, 2018 • 5

Mars today is a dynamic place. One visually dramatic sign of change on Mars is "mass wasting," more commonly known as "stuff falling downhill". Scientists presented the results of recent laboratory work on Mars mass wasting at last week's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

#MoonMon: Io's pretty plumes

Emily Lakdawalla • March 26, 2018

On this Moon Monday, I'm featuring an animation processed by Gordan Ugarkovic, showing Jupiter's volcanic moon Io with its prominent plumes.

NASA wins big in 2018 budget deal

Casey Dreier • March 22, 2018 • 10

With the passage of the 2018 spending bill, NASA just got its best budget since 2009. Europa, Earth Science, and a new Mobile Launcher are winners in the $20.7 billion just approved for the space program.

Funpost! The transportation of humans to foreign planets

Jason Davis • March 22, 2018 • 6

For this week's Funpost, Jason answers 11 questions about humans exploring Mars.

#LPSC2018: Titan Is Terrific!

Emily Lakdawalla • March 21, 2018 • 1

Emily's first report from the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference is on the solar system's most atmospheriffic satellite, Saturn's moon Titan.

Book Review: The Space Barons

Jason Davis • March 21, 2018

A new book focuses on the eccentric leaders of SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic.

LightSail 2 doubles the fun with double integrations

Jason Davis • March 20, 2018 • 1

LightSail 2 is integrated in Prox-1! It's another important step toward launch day.

Moon Monday: Looking back at the Moon from Apollo 17

Emily Lakdawalla • March 18, 2018 • 1

For this Moon Monday, Emily digs up a classic from the end of the Apollo program.

Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’re going to the Moon!

Karen James • March 16, 2018

Karen James visited a local preschool to share her love for space with a pre-Kindergarten class.

#LPSC2018: A full week of planetary science

Emily Lakdawalla • March 15, 2018 • 1

It's time for the 49th annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), a geology-focused meeting of planetary scientists. Here's a preview, and a call for help from attendees. I'll be presenting at two lunchtime workshops.

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