Mercury

Photo: False Color 2019 Transit Messenger http://messenger.jhuapl.edu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MESSENGER @MESSENGER2011 http://www.ras.org.uk/news-and-press/2822-rare-transit-of-mercury-to-take-place-on-9-may http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/transit/catalog/MercuryCatalog.html http://sci.esa.int/bepicolombo/ BepiColombo is Europe’s first mission to Mercury. It will set off in 2018 on a journey to the smallest and least explored terrestrial planet in our Solar System. When it arrives at Mercury in late 2025, it will endure temperatures in excess of …

Mars

Photo: NASA Marshall, Hubble Portrait News from the 4th planet in our solar system: Insight mars.nasa.gov/insight Weather https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-brings-mars-landing-first-in-six-years-to-viewers-everywhere-nov-26 https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/timeline/landing/watch-in-person http://theoatmeal.com/comics/insight Headlines http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/why-is-mars-sometimes-bright-and-sometimes-faint Elon Musk Publishes Plans for Colonizing Mars – http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/space.2017.29009.emu http://www.universetoday.com/134547/ever-wondered-final-approach-mars-might-feel-like https://fivethirtyeight.com/tag/earth-to-mars http://waitbutwhy.com/2016/09/spacexs-big-fking-rocket-the-full-story.html http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-announce-mars-mystery-solved http://www.wired.com/2014/07/new-geologic-map-mars-usgs http://www.nature.com/news/water-seems-to-flow-freely-on-mars-1.14343 Mars Rovers Mars Landscapes (Curiosity!) marsrovers.nasa.gov – @MarsCuriosity google.com/mars/about.html Mars_Reconnaissance_Orbiter_HiRISE.html hirise.lpl.arizona.edu nasa.gov/msl we_are_engineers_and_scientists_on_the_mars technology_and_science-space http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/03/4-billion-pixel-mars-panorama https://www.360cities.net/image/mars-panorama-curiosity-selfie-night#32.70,7.00,70.0 http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/09/science/space/100000003277462.app.html Sky …

Jupiter

Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill, Marble Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. Juno Mission http://missionjuno.swri.edu – http://missionjuno.swri.edu/key-terms @NASAJuno Video http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive http://www.ustream.tv/nasa http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl http://www.ustream.tv/NASAJPL2 https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/processing Embedded Tweets Are you ready for some science? Tune in today for news from #Jupiter. Watch the #AGU17 briefing live stream on https://t.co/GaRlfpKuqR pic.twitter.com/seGQ84a6uW …

Living Planet

Buzzwords Living Planet = Earth Hashtag: #LivingPlanet Embedded Tweets What will be in the new climate rulebook? @IreneBanosR reports on what ideas to tackle #climatechange are being discussed at the UN #COP24 conference https://t.co/bEWtZcp5o1 #LivingPlanet pic.twitter.com/FgLghJq1eh — DW Global Ideas (@dw_globalideas) December 8, 2018 Planeta.com Earth Living Planet Report 2018 Protected Planet

Venus

Photo: Venus 10 Things to know about Venus Venus is only a little smaller than Earth. Venus is the second closest planet to the sun at a distance of about 108 million km (67 million miles) or 0.72 AU. One day on Venus lasts as long as 243 Earth days (the time it takes for …

Planet

Buzzwords In 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially adopted a resolution defining planets within the Solar System. This definition is controversial because it excludes many objects of planetary mass based on where or what they orbit. Although eight of the planetary bodies discovered before 1950 remain “planets” under the modern definition, some celestial bodies, …

Be Inspired! Patrick Ching at the Volcano Art Center

Our virtual tour of Hawai’i continues. On Thursday, September 8th, 7-9pm, Volcano Art Center presents Patrick Ching’s “Inspiration of a Hawaii Wildlife Artist.” Patrick is one of our favorite artists in the world and we would love to check out the Volcano Art Center whose tagline ‘Where People, Art & Nature Meet’ ticks all the boxes. …