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

Congress Comes Through for NASA Science, But Not Artemis

Planetary Society priorities, including Mars Sample Return and the Roman Space Telescope, were funded by Congress in its NASA budget. But Project Artemis's human landing system received only a fraction of its requested amount, pushing a return to the Moon further into the 2020s.

Calibrating Mars

Two colorful calibration targets will help scientists measure what the Perseverance rover sees on Mars.

The Year 2020 in Pictures

These pictures helped us find hope and perseverance during a tough year on planet Earth.

The Best of 2020

Results from your votes for the best of planetary science and exploration in 2020.

Would you care for a sample?

Bringing samples of the Moon and Ryugu to Earth, and mourning further damage to the Arecibo Observatory.

Why do we need NASA when we have SpaceX?

Watching SpaceX's incredible feats, you might wonder whether we need NASA. But in reality the organizations do very different things and rely on each other for success.

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