Earthrise 2015

This particular image, found on, was captured on Oct. 12, 2015, by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Not quite the same impact as the first Earthrise photo shot by the Apollo 8 crew in December 1968, but technologically superior… Read More ›

Beyond the Horizon

A symphony of hope and aspiration from The Planetary Society on their 35th anniversary. Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Emily Lakdawalla and Carl Sagan reflect humanity’s next frontier: beyond the horizon. We should all “call for this adventure.” Video created… Read More ›

Pluto’s beautiful atmosphere

Wouldn’t want anyone to miss this gorgeous photo of Pluto, shot from 1.2 million miles away by the departing New Horizons spacecraft. The glowing ring is light passing through Pluto’s atmosphere, not a solar eclipse. A Slate article explains the… Read More ›

A plea for Pluto

NASA made history again today with the New Horizons spacecraft doing its 30,000 mph flyby of Pluto after a 9-year, 3-billion-mile flight across our solar system. I missed every live telecast today because of doctor appointments. But I have hopes of… Read More ›

Philae lander waking up

The New York Times is reporting this morning that spacecraft Rosetta’s Philae lander, which bounced onto the surface of a comet last November and into a mostly shadowed position, has gathered enough sunlight to begin waking up. It was able to… Read More ›