July 14, 2024
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Planetary defense means knowing the asteroids. Whether or not we can deflect a potentially dangerous asteroid could depend on how well we understand what is approaching us. Our new guides bring you the latest on What are asteroids made of? – everything from solid metal and loose debris to the building blocks of life on Earth, as well as the oddities of binary asteroid systemsthat offer a special challenge for planetary defense. Image credit: NASA / Goddard / University of Arizona / Edited by The Planetary Society

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Europa is once again on track to land a rover on Mars. ESA's Rosalind Franklin rover was originally scheduled to launch in 2022 to search for signs of life on the red planet, but was temporarily put on hold after Russia, which would provide the scientific instruments and lander, invaded Ukraine. Read about it The checkered history of the mission. and discover how a collaboration with NASA has put Rosalind Franklin back on the road to the launch pad.

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The Sun is approaching the peak of its activity cycle. Gigantic solar storms have recently hit both Earth and Mars. In This week's Planetary RadioNour Rawafi, NASA project scientist Parker solar probeshares how the first spacecraft to arrive touch the sun is helping to build the scientific understanding we need to live safely with our star.

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Calling all designers! What is your vision for our magazine? The Planetary Report has been an integral part of The Planetary Society since our earliest days and needs to be renewed. we have opened a public call for designers to reinvent the look and feel of our quarterly member magazine. If this is you, we want to hear from you! This call is open to qualified individuals and organizations from anywhere in the world. Learn more.

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