Paul Gilster: 500,000 near Earth objects could be discovered in the next 15 years.
On Monday, MESSENGER will conduct the second of three planned flybys of Mercury before settling into orbit in March 2011. At an altitude of a mere 120 miles, the pass will undoubtedly produce more stunning images of the surface of the enigmatic planet, such as the one here showing an enormous scarp, hundreds of kilometers long. "Why Mercury?" is answered here.
ESA has published some of the sharpest ever ground-based imagery of Jupiter.
The Space Elevator blog has published an update from McGill, one of the competitors.
Cruising toward its investigation of the two largest protoplanets in our solar system, Ceres and Vesta, ion-powered Dawn continues to gently alter its trajectory and speed toward its targets, according to project mission engineer, Dr. Marc D. Rayman.
SEED Magazine editorializes on the future of NASA, which undoubtedly involve more collaboration and private enterprise.
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington