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After 19 years, Emily Lakdawalla is leaving The Planetary Society.
Look back at the remarkable achievements our members have made over the past 4 decades, alongside other space milestones and events.
We’ve made some big changes to planetary.org, as we continue to advance advocacy, defend Earth, and chart the future of space exploration.
Explore exciting news in the search for life beyond Earth, and take a trip down memory lane with our co-founder.
An introduction to full-sky astrophotography using a digital camera.
A Venusian biosignature, if confirmed, does not guarantee life, but it does represent a compelling argument for further exploration.
Wrap your head around orientations in space, and learn the latest in space exploration news.
The kilometer-wide object won't hit Earth, but would cause global-scale devastation if it did.
From dust devils and craters on the Martian surface to spots on the Sun, we’re taking a look at everything new and exciting in space science and exploration this week.
Looking back into space and time, and looking forward to mission milestones and new endeavors. All this and more in your weekly space digest.
Get an update on the latest in space exploration, and find out how you can help defend the Earth from asteroid impacts.
Every 6 months, we ask our recent Planetary Society Shoemaker NEO Grant winners for a progress report. Here's what they told us.
What do professional basketball players have in common with a Mars rover? Plus more news from the adventure of space exploration.
Picking out your first telescope can be overwhelming. This easy-to-follow guide will help you find the best telescope that you'll actually use.
This week, learn about the conditions of the early solar system and get ready for next week’s meteor shower, plus more.
With 3 spacecraft en route to Mars, we’re sharing mission news, Martian maps, and a chance to meet Bill Nye.
The cost of the Perseverance rover disappears into the noise of U.S. spending and represents a more modest investment than you might think.
As the launch of NASA's Perseverance rover approaches, scientists for the Mastcam-Z instrument prepare for the rover's science activities.
Everything you need to know about two missions en route to Mars and another gearing up for launch, plus the rest of the week’s space news.
The first Mars microphone, sponsored by The Planetary Society, flew aboard NASA's Polar Lander spacecraft, which crashed on the Red Planet in 1999.
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