Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
The year in pictures: 2022
With JWST up and running, it’s one of our best Year in Pictures issues yet.
Out-of-this-world astronauts (literally)
Celebrating 50 years of Apollo 17, the last crewed mission to the Moon.
Best space pictures of the month: November 2022
NASA's chief of exploration mission planning Nujoud Merancy walks us through a picture from the Orion spacecraft.
Gifts from above
The Cosmos has so many gifts to give us, from awe-inspiring images to fascinating discoveries. We’ve got our own set of gifts to recommend too.
Best space pictures of the month: October 2022
Stunning views of Europa and the Eagle Nebula headline our roundup of space images released last month.
Creepy Cosmos! Scary space! Petrifying planets!
An especially spooky Halloween edition of The Downlink.
New wonders to behold
New stars are being born, new missions are being conceived, and new discoveries are being made all the time.
The future is looking brighter thanks to a proven asteroid deflection technique and an array of visionary ideas for space exploration innovation.
How JWST will reveal our Solar System beyond Neptune
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will soon give us valuable data on the dozens of distant objects found beyond the orbit of Neptune in a region known as the Kuiper belt.
Look and see
New views of Europa, favorite sights from JWST, looking at the Cosmos from the air, and other ways to visually soak up our Universe.
A smashing success
Celebrate DART’s successful self-destruction and behold the jewels of the Cosmos.
Brighten up your day
JWST captures more astonishing images and insights, and DART gets ready for impact.
Stars in the making
A new solar telescope takes center stage, new stars collect mass, and musicians sonify space imagery.
It’s a team effort
Robots, scientists, citizens, and artists team up to explore the Cosmos in this week’s Downlink.
Who gets to use JWST and what's it like?
There are only so many hours of telescope time available to unlock the secrets of the Universe.
Rather remarkable robots
The robotic explorers of our Cosmos are truly impressive, as showcased by several spacecraft this week.
Sights beyond the visible
See images your eyes wouldn’t normally be able to see, and learn about what these images can teach you.
A space smorgasbord
Sample the best tidbits from space exploration this week, including news from across the Solar System and beyond, and personal insights from leaders of exploration.
Love at first sights
JWST’s stunning first science images
The Space Advocate Newsletter, July 2022
JWST's success will outshine its past troubles.