Solar System

XVIth Hvar Astrophysical Colloquium

, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This workshop directly addresses the scientific goals of the VarSITI project - The International Study of Earth-Affecting Solar Transients (ISEST).
An artist's illustration of a young, sun-like star encircled by its disk of gas and dust.

Could this be why our Solar System is odd?

As recently as two decades ago, we thought our Solar System was “normal.” That was a reasonable assumption as long as you didn’t look at it too closely.
Dark image of Pluto's surface

Capturing an Occultation and a Snapshot of Pluto’s Atmosphere

Last Tuesday night, something unusual happened in the world of astronomy.

Human Exploration to Mars: Becoming Interplanetary

, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SETI Talks are presented by the SETI Institute and SRI International.
Space Science Explorer, Space Science Adventurer, and Space Science Investigator badges

SETI Institute and Girl Scouts Celebrate New Space Science Badges

August 14, 2018 (Mountain View, CA)—The SETI Institute and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) have come toget

In Saturn's Rings - New York

, 1:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a grand tour of the universe, starring Saturn.

In Saturn's Rings at Museum of Flight

, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Get an up-close view of Saturn’s rings without traveling through space.

Planning Missions to Mars and Beyond

, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Margaret Race is a biologist and environmental ecologist who works with NASA and the SETI Institute.
Mars

Mars is Ready for its Close-Up

Want to go to Mars? You may have to book a seat and wait a few years (or more). But here’s the good news: Mars is coming to you. Or at least, it’s getting closer to you … closer than it’s been since 2003.
Mars Ice

Possible Underground Lake Discovered on Mars

A new study published on the journal Science suggests that there may be a liquid water lake below the ice on Mars’ south pole.