Planetary Science

It Turns Out That the World’s Oldest Impact Crater Isn’t an Impact Crater

In early 2012, an international research team surveying parts of southwestern Greenland announced that they had discovered the oldest impact…

6 months ago

There are Seven Rocky Planets in the TRAPPIST-1 System and They’re Surprisingly Similar

The TRAPPIST-1 system has long be studied by exoplanet hunters due to its unique quantity of planets that happen to…

8 months ago

Lakes On Titan Will Have Layers, Like Lakes On Earth, But for a Completely Different Reason

Lakes on Earth are a common sight in many locales.  They’re central to the recreation and livelihood of millions of…

12 months ago

Did Jupiter Push Venus Into a Runaway Greenhouse?

Venus has been garnering a lot of attention lately, though primarily in the scientific community as the last Hollywood movie…

1 year ago

On Mars, mud flows like lava

One of the most striking features on Earth are the curious flows of lava as it cools, forming undulating ropes…

1 year ago

Trump Proposes $19.1 Billion 2018 NASA Budget, Cuts Earth Science and Education

The Trump Administration has proposed a $19.1 Billion NASA budget request for Fiscal Year 2018, which amounts to a $0.5…

4 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – June 24, 2016: Dr. James Green

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dr. James Green is the NASA Director of Planetary Science. Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com…

5 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Nov. 13, 2015: Daniel Stern, Project Scientist on NuSTAR

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Daniel Stern, Project Scientist on NuSTAR. Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Alessondra…

6 years ago

Who was Gerard Kuiper?

In the outer reaches of the Solar System, beyond the orbit of Neptune, lies a region permeated by celestial objects…

6 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 361: Modern Women: Maria Zuber

Maria Zuber is one of the hardest working scientists in planetary science, being a part of six different space missions…

7 years ago