Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
Distant robots run into problems, and distant worlds hold onto secrets — for now.
From gas orbiting a supermassive black hole to asteroids orbiting near the Earth, sometimes the vastness of space can feel a bit tight.
A flagship mission to the ice giants — Uranus and Neptune — will forever change our understanding of the origin and evolution of our solar system.
There’s no limit to what a community of like-minded space enthusiasts, advocates and even famous luminaries can achieve when we all work together.
How Russia's invasion of Ukraine is changing space.
The chances of large impacts from asteroids and near-Earth objects capable of causing widespread damage on Earth are small — but they aren’t zero.
Gear up for a mission to a metallic world and catch up on the latest in space news.
New ways of looking at the star that graces our skies, plus this week’s space news.
Celebrate Earth Day by appreciating some of the unique and quirky characteristics of our home world.
Humans have left many objects throughout space — whether it's archaeology or simply littering is up for debate.
The Planetary Science Decadal Survey: after the red planet, an ice giant.
After completing Mars Sample Return, Uranus should be the target of NASA's next major planetary mission, according to a major new report by the National Academies of Sciences.
Celebrate 61 years of humans in space, and take a look at the latest news from our exploration of the cosmos.
While NASA will launch Dragonfly later this decade to Titan, another potentially habitable moon of Saturn, no space agency is currently funding a mission to Enceladus.
The Biden Administration proposed $26 billion for NASA — we break down the potential impacts to human exploration and planetary science.
Space exploration comes at a cost, but the investment is always worthwhile.
Pluto, everyone’s favorite former planet, takes center stage in this week’s Downlink.
With new instruments and a growing number of discoveries, exoplanet and exomoon research is just getting started.
Astronomers are searching for exomoons, or moons orbiting exoplanets. Although this idea has been around for a while, astronomers have only recently started having success in finding these elusive worlds.
Explore the two-faced Moon and meet two new projects paving the way for the future of space science.