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Hosting a solar eclipse-watching party is a fantastic way to share one of nature’s most awe-inspiring events with your friends and family. Here’s a guide to hosting a safe and memorable eclipse-watching party.
Some things, like solar cycles, are hard to predict. Others, like Zoozve taking the world by storm, are even more unpredictable.
A brief summary of The Planetary Society's policy principles and recommendations for Mars Sample Return.
In anticipation of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, The Planetary Society has partnered with the National Park Service to launch a new Eclipse Explorer Junior Ranger booklet.
Gurbir Singh joined us on Planetary Radio: Space Policy Edition to discuss the history and motivations behind India’s space program.
The story behind the newly-named quasi-satellite of Venus.
From Earth's neighboring planets to distant moons, these are the best places to look for alien life.
A cool moon, a mysterious planet, and a potentially hazardous asteroid feature in this week’s space news roundup.
A battle over the future of Mars Sample Return is taking a toll on NASA’s workforce.
Meet the lesser-known moons of our Solar System's gas giants.
A rover collects samples, future Mars Sample Return missions will retrieve them, and perhaps a robotic dog will play fetch somewhere along the way.
A total solar eclipse and the launch of Europa Clipper are on our list of cosmic events to get excited about this year.
An edited transcript of an interview with Orlando Figueroa, chair of the independent review team that evaluated NASA's Mars Sample Return program.
Distant, icy Uranus has puzzled scientists for decades. From its sideways spin to its mysterious magnetic field, the oddball world has many secrets waiting to be revealed.
We might not know what color the planets really are, but we know a whole lot of other fascinating things about them.
A handy guide to help tease apart the differences between asteroids, comets, meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids. e
Sometimes the Solar System offers up a planetary pair for our viewing enjoyment. Japan has a pair of missions in the news. And the Sun and Moon will pair up to create an eclipse in just 12 weeks.
Cameras on our space probes act as proxies for our own eyes, but what they see isn't necessarily what our eyes would see.
An explainer on planetary conjunctions, and what it means when a planet is at conjunction or at opposition.
Announcing the first in a new series of kids books from The Planetary Society and Lerner Publishing Group.