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The year in pictures: 2023

Planetary Society News - Mon, 12/11/2023 - 09:52
Looking back at 2023 through the eyes of spacecraft.
Categories: Space News

Your impact: December solstice 2023

Planetary Society News - Mon, 12/11/2023 - 09:52
Space advocacy ramps up in Washington.
Categories: Space News

Looking for long waves

Planetary Society News - Mon, 12/11/2023 - 09:52
Why JWST observes in the infrared.
Categories: Space News

Getting around in space

Planetary Society News - Fri, 12/08/2023 - 10:30
Planets move around a star, spacecraft make their way across planets and through space, and Planetary Society members advance our mission.
Categories: Space News

Around the Web: Best of Year Lists; Eating the Fantastic

Locus Magazine Online - Blinks - Wed, 12/06/2023 - 13:36

» The Guardian, Adam Roberts: Five of the best science fiction and fantasy books of 2023 are by Allan, Ryman, Tesh, MacInnes, and Tidhar

» NY Times, Amal El-Mohtar: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2023 are by Chandrasekera, Törzs, Carey, Hardinge, Fawcett, Lee, Harkaway, Link, Wells, and Taub

» NY Times, Gabino Iglesias: The Best Horror Books of 2023 are by Moreno-Garcia, LaValle, Ampuero, Khaw, ...Read More

Categories: SF Feeds

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

Categories: SF Feeds

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.
Categories: Space News

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

2023 Impact Report

Planetary Society News - Tue, 11/14/2023 - 14:07
Planetary Society members power our mission. Thanks to them, The Planetary Society was able to work effectively in 2023 to increase discoveries in our solar system and beyond, elevate the search for other life, and decrease the risk of Earth being hit by an asteroid. Here are the highlights of all we accomplished together — as well as where we're headed next!
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

Categories: SF Feeds

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