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Here you'll find the latest information about Society events, programs, personalities, and other news about the exploration of the universe.

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Planetary Society Takes Aim at Target Earth (January 29, 2008)

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Tunguska event, when an exploding asteroid leveled 2000 square kilometers of Siberian forest, The Planetary Society kicked off a year-long focus on Target Earth.

Bill Nye Pays Tribute to Mercury in New Planetary Radio Segment (January 14, 2008)

In a special segment of Planetary Radio, Bill Nye celebrates MESSENGER's flyby of Mercury.

Planetary Society Applauds Increased Science Funding for NASA (December 18, 2007)

The Planetary Society applauds Congress’ work on the omnibus Appropriations bill, which includes the requested $17.3 billion for NASA.

Planetary Society Joins Private Effort for Moon Mission (December 6, 2007)

The Planetary Society has joined the Odyssey Moon team to assist in education and public involvement and with international and science liaison for the project.

Planetary Society Asks Congress to Save Arecibo Radio Telescope (November 7, 2007)

The Planetary Science is urging Congress to prevent Earth's largest radio telescope -- Arecibo -- from closing due to lack of funds.

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Shoemaker Near-Earth Object Grant Program

Planetary Society's Shoemaker Grant program supports astronomers following up potentially hazardous asteroids.

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Pioneer Anomaly

Something strange was happening in the outer reaches of our solar system. The Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft were not where they were supposed to be. The mystery of the Pioneer Anomaly has been solved The recovery of Doppler and telemetry data and the entire effort in thermal analysis would not have happened without the Planetary Society.

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