More congratulations are in order!
The Women in Planetary Science blog congratulates Emily Lakdawalla on receiving the Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award from the American Astronomical Society’s Division of Planetary Sciences! The award is given annually “to recognize and stimulate distinguished popular writing on planetary sciences,” and based on a particular article. The honored article is Lakdawalla’s The Phoebe Ring, which brings into focus the new discovery by Anne Verbiscer et al. of a gargantuan (I can’t think of a better word than Emily’s) ring around Saturn, from 128 Rs to 207 Rs, associated with Saturn’s moon Phoebe. Verbiser’s Nature article announces it, and Lakdawalla’s article explains it, with all the background necessary to understand its context and its significance.
It’s seriously good reading, and the perfect way to start your Tuesday.