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Picks, pics, and peaks

Planetary Society News - Fri, 12/01/2023 - 10:30
Your picks for the Best of 2023, our favorite space pics, a mind-boggling peak speed, and more.
Categories: Space News

The best of 2023

Planetary Society News - Fri, 12/01/2023 - 10:00
The results are in for the Best of 2023! People around the world voted, and here are the winning space images, missions, exploration milestones, and more.
Categories: Space News

Around the Web: WaPo’s Best SF/F of 2023; Essay by Kelly Barnhill; Profile of Christopher Paolini; Reviews by Michael Dirda and of Naomi Alderman

Locus Magazine Online - Blinks - Mon, 11/27/2023 - 15:46

» Washington Post, 14 Nov, Charlie Jane Anders: The 10 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2023 by Kitasei, Moreno-Garcia, Awad, Link, Huang, Googins, Talabi, Kaner, Parker-Chan, and Blackgoose

» NY Times, 22 Nov 2023: Essay by Kelly Barnhill since experiencing a traumatic brain injury in 2021

» Washington Post, Sophie Nguyen, 24 Nov 2023: Christopher Paolini wrote ‘Eragon’ as a teen. Now 40, he’s still ...Read More

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Gifts from above

Planetary Society News - Fri, 11/24/2023 - 10:30
Space exploration bestows us with many gifts, from scientific insights and beautiful images to technological marvels and inspiring achievements. Now it’s your turn to bestow some cosmic gifts.
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Perfect gifts for space lovers, by space lovers

Planetary Society News - Wed, 11/22/2023 - 10:00
Planetary Society members helped us create our space gift recommendations for this year.
Categories: Space News

How NASA plans to deorbit the International Space Station

Planetary Society News - Tue, 11/21/2023 - 10:30
The aging complex will be replaced by commercially operated space stations, and deorbited as soon as 2030.
Categories: Space News

LightSail 2’s legacy lives on

Planetary Society News - Fri, 11/17/2023 - 10:30
On the one-year anniversary of LightSail 2’s end of flight, we look back at the mission that united so many.
Categories: Space News

How old is the Earth?

Planetary Society News - Tue, 11/14/2023 - 10:30
The Earth is thought to be about 4.54 billion years old. Learn more about how it formed, and how we know when this all happened.
Categories: Space News

Around the Web: Rebecca Yarros Reviewed and Profiled

Locus Magazine Online - Blinks - Fri, 11/10/2023 - 17:12

» Slate, 7 Nov 2023: Laura Miller reviews Rebecca Yarros’ Fourth Wing: “I’ve Been Yours for Longer Than You Could Ever Imagine”, subtitled “Is the dragon-school ‘romantasy’ series that’s dominating the bestseller lists actually any good?”


What’s Fourth Wing like? A more pertinent question would ask what it isn’t like. Seemingly every single sentence in its 528 pages includes at least one cliché, and you can spend hours ...Read More

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Planetary paparazzi

Planetary Society News - Fri, 11/10/2023 - 10:30
Who needs candid celebrity snapshots? We’ve got all the best pics of your favorite planetary bodies.
Categories: Space News

The best pictures of Mars from space

Planetary Society News - Thu, 11/09/2023 - 10:00
Spacecraft have been taking pictures of Mars from space since 1965. Here are some of our favorites.
Categories: Space News

Lucy’s flyby of Dinkinesh: Everything you need to know

Planetary Society News - Thu, 11/09/2023 - 03:00
On Nov. 1, 2023, NASA’s Lucy spacecraft flew past Dinkinesh, a small asteroid in the main belt, and discovered a binary pair of moonlets in orbit around the asteroid.
Categories: Space News

Why aren't there more close-up images of Uranus and Neptune?

Planetary Society News - Mon, 11/06/2023 - 10:30
There aren't many close-up, high-resolution images of the ice giants Uranus and Neptune. The reason comes down to distance.
Categories: Space News

Around the Web: PW’s Best of 2023; Reviews and Essays in NY Times, The Atlantic, Washington Post

Locus Magazine Online - Blinks - Sun, 11/05/2023 - 18:16

» Publishers Weekly‘s Best Books 2023 includes SF/Fantasy/Horror titles by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Lavie Tidhar, Yukimi Ogawa, Marina Enriquez, Emily Tesh, Ann Leckie, and S.L. Huang

» NY Times, Rick Yancey, 3 Nov 2023: 3 New Middle Grade Science Fiction Novels Disturb and Delight, subtitled “Jeanne DuPrau’s ‘Project F,’ Patricia Forde’s ‘The Girl Who Fell to Earth’ and Donna Barba Higuera’s ‘Alebrijes’ answer the question, Could this be ...Read More

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The best! The farthest! The maximum!

Planetary Society News - Fri, 11/03/2023 - 10:30
Space superlatives abound this week. We’ve made a couple of awards, but the rest are up to you to decide.
Categories: Space News

Galactic ghouls and vampire stars

Planetary Society News - Fri, 10/27/2023 - 10:30
Space can be a scary place! But fear not — it’s all still fascinating.
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Around the Web: Profiles of N.K. Jemisin and Elizabeth Hand; Reviews of Molly McGhee, Malon Edwards, Melinda Taub, Karen Lord, and Lisa Tuttle

Locus Magazine Online - Blinks - Tue, 10/24/2023 - 13:37

» NY Times “Inside the Best-Seller List”, posted 19 Oct 2023: For N.K. Jemisin, Reality Inspired Horror Fiction, subtitled “She didn’t think she was going to contribute a short story to a new anthology. A stressful vacation changed her mind.” About her story in the Jordan Peele/John Joseph Adams anthology Out There Screaming.

» The New Yorker, Kristen Roupenian, 16 Oct 2023: When a Novelist Carries On What Another ...Read More

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Behold, the moon(s)!

Planetary Society News - Fri, 10/20/2023 - 10:30
With International Observe the Moon Night coming up, there are many moons worth checking out.
Categories: Space News

SLIM, Japan’s precision lunar lander

Planetary Society News - Thu, 10/19/2023 - 10:30
Japan's experimental mission aims to prove the concept of a lightweight, accurate Moon landing spacecraft.
Categories: Space News

Development Associate

Planetary Society News - Tue, 10/17/2023 - 13:18
The Development Associate (DA) assists with The Planetary Society’s fundraising activities and provides the CDO with administrative and executive support.
Categories: Space News