Two recent studies used data from the Mercury MESSENGER mission's flybys of Venus to reveal new details about the Venusian atmosphere.
Astronomy has been abuzz with observations of a unaided-eye comet in the early morning hours. Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE is the brightest comet that’s shown up in the skies in years.
A quartet of space probes is heading to Mars soon looking to answer lots of new questions — and an old one.
The Winter 2020 issue (vol. 49 no. 1) of Mercury magazine is online for ASP members, featuring a goodbye to Spitzer, kicking off a busy decade for Mars, and paying tribute to Katherine Johnson.
Two interstellar travelers have visited the solar system in as many years—how many more are out there?
Earthshine: A tool to study Earth’s albedo and (possibly) permanently shadowed lunar features.
A search in X-rays suggests life might be possible around two of our three neighboring stars.
Observations of this relatively rare phenomenon offers both scientific and educational opportunities.
A Chinese satellite got a historic view of the July 2 total solar eclipse from BEYOND Moon orbit.
What do you call an orphaned moon with planetary ambitions?
How a mission designed to monitor climate change is also a prototype for a technique to detect gravitational waves. [Feature excerpt]
NASA's OSIRIS-REx gets a beautiful crescent view of the asteroid, revealing the incredible array of rocks on its surface.
Lunar eclipses can help us understand meteoroid impacts and exoplanet atmospheres.