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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.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, so here are the reasons why there may or may not be aliens in our cosmic backyard.
Everything you need to know about Saturn and Jupiter’s upcoming conjunction, and more from this week in space exploration.
A space telescope that would find thousands of potential "city-killer" size asteroids was abruptly delayed due to unspecified and unrelated funding issues within NASA's science division.
Two colorful calibration targets will help scientists measure what the Perseverance rover sees on Mars.
We're celebrating a congressional nod, PlanetVac's upcoming trip to the Moon and Mars, and more.
These pictures helped us find hope and perseverance during a tough year on planet Earth.
Hayabusa2 brings its sample safely to Earth, and the Geminids meteor shower approaches.
Bruce Betts and Sarah Al-Ahmed provided a guide to all total solar eclipses through the end of the 2020s, with dates and locations.
Results from your votes for the best of planetary science and exploration in 2020.
Bringing samples of the Moon and Ryugu to Earth, and mourning further damage to the Arecibo Observatory.
Say hello to a new lunar sample return mission and farewell to a long-lived radio observatory. Plus, celebrate 18 years of Planetary Radio.
What can you see on the Moon tonight? This guide from The Planetary Society will help you identify some features.
Arecibo helped us explore the cosmos and our solar system, search for life, and defend Earth from potentially dangerous asteroids.
Learn when we discovered lunar water, where it is, and how future missions will study it.
Catch up on the week’s space news and consider planetary atmospheres from a few thought-provoking perspectives.
All the wonders that the cosmos offered up this week, plus news about NASA’s leadership and an exciting launch.
What does the political landscape look like for NASA and for The Planetary Society's 3 core enterprises of planetary exploration, the search for life, and planetary defense after the U.S.'s 2020 federal elections?
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.
The last time was a test. This time it was for real. SpaceX successfully launched 4 astronauts to the International Space Station on 15 November 2020.
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