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Dawn Journal: The Final Countdown

Marc Rayman • April 02, 2018 • 1

The Dawn mission has only one revolution to go before the spacecraft begins the final campaign of its long and rewarding deep-space adventure.

#LPSC2018: Understanding early Mars through fluvial features

Adeene Denton • April 02, 2018 • 1

One of the ways we understand Mars' early climatic and geologic history is through preserved fluvial features.

#LPSC2018: Groovy Galilean satellites

Harriet Brettle • March 30, 2018 • 1

The Jovian system is a busy place. The Groovy Galilean Satellites session at last week's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) covered analysis of past mission data, testable hypotheses for future missions, and discussion of the use of ground-based data.

#LPSC2018: Fungi in the lab, hot springs frozen cold, and exploding lakes

Emily Lakdawalla • March 29, 2018

The first astrobiology session at last week's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference featured talks on a huge variety of interesting topics, and was one of my favorite sessions at the meeting.

ISS partners consider ambitious lunar sample return mission

Anatoly Zak • March 29, 2018 • 2

The plan involves NASA's proposed Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, and a return to Earth via the Orion spacecraft.

Thursday Funpost! Excerpts from the new book Rocket Billionaires

Jason Davis • March 29, 2018 • 5

Did you know NASA required SpaceX to carry life insurance for Elon Musk?

#LPSC2018: Collaborative notes from conference sessions

Emily Lakdawalla • March 28, 2018

At last week's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, I tried a new experiment: collaborating with other attendees to take a shared set of notes.

How the heck did NASA (and science) get such a good 2018 budget?

Jason Davis • March 28, 2018 • 1

Congress outright rejected most of the Trump administration's controversial science cuts.

JWST heads once more unto the breach, dear friends

Casey Dreier • March 27, 2018 • 6

The James Webb Space Telescope will miss its target launch date and cost more money than expected, NASA announced.

#LPSC2018: An Apollo 17 session with moonwalker Jack Schmitt

Megan Kelley • March 27, 2018

The only geoscientist to walk on the Moon attended a conference session presenting results from the rocks he collected.

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