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Earth isn't the only planet with snow. From Io to Enceladus, here's where snow can be found in our solar system.
Comet Leonard heads out to roam free in interstellar space, alongside rogue planets, their moons, and maybe even life.
Our exploration of the solar system combined with two decades of exoplanet research tells us there are several possibilities for life to exist on starless planets and their moons.
From a space station cemetery to a super-resilient spacecraft, the feats of human ingenuity that make space exploration possible are the stuff of science fiction dreams.
What I'm watching for in 2022.
Tips on seeing a comet that will be visible throughout Dec. 2021 and into Jan. 2022.
While missions are achieving new things, the cosmos reminds us that some things are universal.
Looking back at an amazing year in space, here on Earth and beyond.
With space missions like JWST and Voyager, decades of development yield decades of discovery.
JWST interdisciplinary scientist Heidi Hammel explains why it will take six months for the telescope's first images to emerge.
Our host star takes center stage, and JWST demands a little more patience.
NASA’s long-awaited, greatly anticipated observatory has blasted off on a mission to revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos.
The past year as seen through the eyes of space missions across the solar system.
An interview with Charlene Anderson, who served as editor of The Planetary Report from 1980 to 2012.
Our members sent LightSail to the Smithsonian and suggested space gifts for the holiday season.
An introduction to full-sky astrophotography using a digital camera.
A comet, an eclipse, a meteor shower, and planets... all are amazing reasons to look up at the night skies.
Space policy is an expression of national policy.
This week we take a look at some of the amazing Mars exploration being conducted, and celebrate the highlights of space in 2021.
A massive space telescope to search for signs of life on hundreds of Earth-like exoplanets is the official recommendation of the U.S. astronomy community.