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Everything you need to know about NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids.
On October 16, NASA's Lucy spacecraft is expected to depart for the Trojan asteroids — rocky bodies that share an orbit with Jupiter.
Lucy kicks off a beefier era of Discovery.
Exploration is teaching us a lot about the cosmos, and a lot about how much we still don’t know.
A new study says the winds within the famous Great Red Spot are speeding up in some places and slowing down in others.
This week we're all about the rocky planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.
The surface of Mars can teach us about its history and, with the right imaging techniques, conjure flashbacks of 60s psychedelia.
Look at some extraordinary views from space and imagine what you’d see if you had the best seat on SpaceX’s Dragon capsule.
The newest issue of The Planetary Report takes a look at the James Webb Space Telescope and what it will teach us about the cosmos.
Theoretical work in SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, is dominated by two key concepts: the Fermi paradox and the Drake equation.
SpaceX is preparing to launch the first-ever entirely civilian mission — Inspiration4 — into Earth orbit.
It's time to look beyond 2024.
Members helped us send letters to the U.S. Congress asking for increased funding for NASA's planetary defense efforts.
Webb is the largest, most powerful, most complex and most expensive space telescope ever built.
How space advocates came to the rescue of the Hubble Space Telescope in 2004.
When we explore space we see familiar things: seasons, ice caps, and maybe someday even plants.
A toolkit to help you advocate for the value of exploring space even when there are important problems to be solved here on Earth.
What can we learn from patterns in the Martian sands? And what’s that Earth-like planet over there?
Planetary protection means protecting other worlds from Earthly microbes and containing possible microbes that sample return missions might bring back to Earth.
The ongoing hunt for Earth-like worlds, especially over the next few decades, hopes to illuminate how ordinary and extraordinary our planet may be.