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

Chasing the total solar eclipse at 38,000 feet

Where did you venture to view the Great American Eclipse? About 100 people were lucky enough to make the trip of a lifetime for it: 38,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean, courtesy of Alaska Airlines.

Book Review: Sun Moon Earth

With the North American Total Solar Eclipse coming on August 21, people across the continent are getting eclipse mania! Astronomer Tyler Nordgren has written a detailed book on eclipses with a special focus on the August 21st event.

Sharing an eclipse with kids

Here's a simple and safe way to observe a partial eclipse that's appropriate for young children, with no eclipse glasses or other special equipment needed.

GOES-R: What’s Next?

After a series of maneuvers in-orbit, GOES-R—now known as GOES-16—has reached its designated location in space. What happens next?

GOES-R: A GOES Primer

The current GOES-East and GOES-West have been faithfully providing continuous imagery and data on Earth and space weather for almost a decade. So, with the launch of the first of the next generation of GOES satellites, GOES-R, what is NOAA trying to accomplish?

A week in the solar system

A roundup of pretty pictures and news from our robotic ambassadors around the solar system, from November 4 through 8.

New Gems from the Moon

More than seven years after the end of its mission, JAXA has released the entire data set from Kaguya's HDTV cameras.

The what-o-sphere? An explainer

Why do we need to slice up atmospheres into classifications like the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere?

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