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Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.

Gifts from above

The Cosmos has so many gifts to give us, from awe-inspiring images to fascinating discoveries. We’ve got our own set of gifts to recommend too.

2022 impact report

A review of the results The Planetary Society achieved in 2022 thanks to the support of our members.

Launching and descending

Artemis I is on its way to the Moon, Planetary Academy is here to inspire your kids, and LightSail 2 has come down.

Meet The Planetary Academy

Our lifetime love of space exploration can start when we are very young. And so, we have developed The Planetary Academy, a 100% space-related membership created for kids 9 years old and younger.

LightSail 2 is about to burn up

After 3.5 years, 18,000 orbits of the Earth, and 8 million kilometers (5 million miles) traveled, The Planetary Society’s successful LightSail 2 solar sail spacecraft will burn up as it reenters the Earth’s atmosphere in the next few days.

Two pale blue dots

Reflecting on Carl Sagan’s influence on this pale blue dot we call Earth.

Planetary Radio has a new host

After 20 years at the helm, our friend and colleague Mat Kaplan is retiring as the host of Planetary Radio. The good news is the show will be in excellent hands after Mat’s departure. We can finally announce Planetary Radio’s new host is Sarah Al-Ahmed.

Your guide to water on Mars

Mars used to have oceans, lakes, and rivers. Where did the water go, how much is left, and how can we use it for science and exploration?

New wonders to behold

New stars are being born, new missions are being conceived, and new discoveries are being made all the time.

Good omens

The future is looking brighter thanks to a proven asteroid deflection technique and an array of visionary ideas for space exploration innovation.

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