The Nightly News
An Astronomy blog by Joe Bauman, Salt Lake City
  1. Blog 76: Discoveries ahead
    27 Apr, 2019
    Blog 76: Discoveries ahead
    What sort of solar system object hasn't undergone close inspection by spacecraft or humans? The sun? Monitored continuously. Planets? All visited by by probes, including Pluto, which I sentimentally insist remains a planet. Rocky moons? Never forget July 20, 1969. Icy moons? Numerous loops around Jovian and Saturnian examples. Asteroids? OSIRIS-REx orbits asteroid Bennu with instructions to bring back a sample in 2023, while earlier this month the Japanese probe Hayabusa 2 dropped an explosive

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