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Welcome to the The Planetary Society's Press Room. 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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Bill Nye Joins March for Science as Honorary Co-chair, Speaker (March 30, 2017)

The Planetary Society today announced that CEO Bill Nye (The Science Guy®) will join the global March for Science as a speaker and honorary Co-chair.

World Premiere of “Bill Nye: Science Guy” Film at SXSW Film Festival (March 10, 2017)

Bill Nye is retiring his kid show act in a bid to become more like his late professor, astronomer Carl Sagan. Can Bill show the world why science matters in a culture increasingly indifferent to evidence?

Alan Stern & New Horizons Team Receive the Cosmos Award (October 12, 2016)

The Planetary Society today announced New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern and mission team as recipients of the Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science.

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Recent Blogs

OSIRIS-REx sees Bennu spewing stuff into space

Jason Davis • March 19, 2019

The asteroid's rotation rate is also increasing, and scientists continue refining the plan to collect a regolith sample next year.

The March Equinox Issue of The Planetary Report Is Out!

Emily Lakdawalla • March 12, 2019

I’m very pleased to announce the publication of the March Equinox issue of The Planetary Report: “Inside the Ice Giants.” The print issue shipped to members yesterday!

Where We Are

Emily Lakdawalla • March 12, 2019

Emily Lakdawalla takes us on a tour of the spacecraft currently exploring from within our solar system. All planets and spacecraft locations are shown at their location for April 1st, 2019.

The Skies of Mini-Neptunes

Hannah Wakeford • March 12, 2019

A GREAT QUEST is underway to discover Earthsize worlds in their stars’ habitable zones. Along the way, astronomers have been surprised to learn that the most typical size of planet in our galaxy is one with no counterpart in our own solar system.

A Kepler Orrery

Ethan Kruse • March 12, 2019

As of mission end on 30 October 2018, Kepler had detected 1,815 planets or planet candidates in multi-planet systems. All 726 such systems are drawn here.

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