Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
Results from your votes for the best of planetary science and exploration in 2021.
The values that have driven space exploration since its beginnings are still going strong today.
Looking for the best space gifts for the holidays? Whether you’re shopping for the space enthusiast in your life or are looking for ideas for your own wish list, we’ve got you covered. This space gift guide brings together suggestions from the people who love space the most: Planetary Society members and supporters.
Take a look at some of Earth’s epic impact craters, and learn what we’re doing to ensure they’re our last.
Exclusive Planetary Society materials to help space fans tell the world about NASA's upcoming mission to impact an asteroid.
The prestigious Washington, D.C. institution will display two models of LightSail 2, which is continuing to demonstrate flight by light in Earth orbit.
Almost 30 months after liftoff, the mission continues to help prepare for the next generation of solar sail missions.
Taking a look at volcanic worlds in our solar system and exoplanets that might crack under pressure.
An up-close look at volcanoes in space and how they differ from those on Earth.
A new era for planetary defense.
Looking at where you came from, and seeking your opinions.
In celebration of Halloween, take a terrifying tour through our creepy cosmos.
Find annual expenditures, charts, and comparisons for NASA's expenditures on the James Webb Space Telescope, including contributions from the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency over the same period.
The realities of space go beyond what we can see, and perhaps even beyond what we can imagine.
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.