Emily Lakdawalla • February 05, 2013
Deep Impact has made the first space-based observations of comet ISON.
It's taken me a year to face the emotionally draining task of reading and writing about Galileo's cruise phase as chronicled in the mission's newsletters.
Emily Lakdawalla • February 04, 2013
Curiosity is inching her way through her first use of the drill on a Martian rock. She paused in the proceedings to capture a second Martian "selfie."
Asteroid astronomer Andy Rivkin has posted to YouTube his own awesome version of "We Didn't Start the Fire" -- with planetary science lyrics.
Bruce Betts • February 04, 2013
The 45 meter asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass closer to Earth than geostationary satellites on Feb. 15, 2013. Learn about the asteroid and what to expect from the close approach.
Bill Dunford • February 04, 2013
Noctis Labyrinthus on Mars is an amazing place for an imagined day hike, courtesy of images from Mars Express.
Bruce Betts • February 01, 2013
David Warmflash, who organized a science (and peace) experiment with the Planetary Society for the ill fated STS-107 Columbia mission, reflects on that tragic day ten years ago.
Leigh Fletcher • February 01, 2013
For the first time, amateur astronomers are capturing spectacular images of Saturn's bizarre north polar hexagon.
Emily Lakdawalla • February 01, 2013
Remembering Rick Husband, William McCool, Michael Anderson, Kalpana Chawla, David Brown, Laurel Clark, and Ilan Ramon on the tenth anniversary of the loss of the space shuttle Columbia.
On a lonely evening, what is one to do but to dip into archival space image data and surface with a gorgeous photo of a crescent Neptune and Triton?
Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.
LightSail 2 will launch aboard the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. Be part of this epic point in space exploration history!