Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
With so many asteroids out there, it’s up to us to defend our planet from impacts. Find out how you can make a difference.
An update on The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 mission, which launched in 2015.
The planets in our Solar System show that no two ring systems are exactly alike.
Brief updates on what the latest Shoemaker NEO grant winners have been working on.
Exploration will always face setbacks, but this week’s Downlink reminds us of the impressive human ability to persevere.
The National Space Society and The Planetary Society jointly argue for funding the asteroid-hunting NEO Surveyor mission.
Here are the reasons the International Space Station (ISS) needs to deorbit eventually.
Technological innovation is a big part of the fun of space exploration, and you can help make it happen.
We spoke with the scientists leading the first observations of TRAPPIST-1 using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in order to understand what mysteries their observations will help unlock.
NASA's proposal to slash funding for NEO Surveyor highlights the lessons unlearned after COVID.
Meet the first-ever winners of our Science and Technology Empowered by the Public Grant awards!
The story of how the first-ever names on Mars became those of Planetary Society members.
Learn how Pathfinder set the stage for Mars sample return.
Planetary Society members share their stories from the Mars Pathfinder landing
We are excited to announce a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for our Science and Technology Empowered by the Public (STEP) Grants.
A Martian explorer hunkers down for winter and a planet’s haze is explained.
Here is what we know about the capabilities and technologies China is considering developing in the near future for near-Earth object monitoring, cataloging, early warning and response.
Distant robots run into problems, and distant worlds hold onto secrets — for now.
From gas orbiting a supermassive black hole to asteroids orbiting near the Earth, sometimes the vastness of space can feel a bit tight.
A flagship mission to the ice giants — Uranus and Neptune — will forever change our understanding of the origin and evolution of our solar system.