Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
Two new grant-winning projects, a collection of awesome space imagery, a mighty plume, and much more this week in space.
We’re always learning more about the worlds of the outer Solar System, and even those beyond.
Whether they’re dedicated to it or not, planetary missions can get beautiful and informative glimpses at distant moons. And who’s the evil twin: Venus or Earth?
The Soyuz spacecraft have been helping humans get to and from space for decades, but that’s nothing compared to the billions of years that microorganisms have been making life on Earth possible.
A tiny, Sun-loving microbe has made a very big impact on our atmosphere.
The Moon casts shadows on itself and on Earth, environmental concerns overshadow a test launch’s success, and exoplanets are awesome (beyond a shadow of a doubt).
Flying on Titan is easy, but not as easy as flying on Deimos. Plus, Juice takes off and Ingenuity captures a view from the air.
Your guide to the phases of the Moon, their names, and why they happen.
Meet the Solar System’s five official dwarf planets, celebrate two major launches, and find out why planets sometimes seem to go backwards across the sky.
"Mercury in retrograde" is one of the most searched terms relating to the planet. Astrological interpretations aside, apparent retrograde motion is an interesting phenomenon that has to do with orbital speeds and observer perspective.
Detailed Mars maps, insights into the Venusian surface, and views of Uranian rings all have one thing in common: they don’t happen without public support for space.
VERITAS would peer through Venus’ clouds to study its surface like never before, but it needs your help.
A planet shows its pole, another shows possible volcanic activity, and the Moon keeps surprising us with more water.
New discoveries from Ryugu, material heading our way from Bennu, and anticipation for a mission to Psyche.
When searching for extraterrestrial life, we have to base our hunt on what we know about life on our own planet. This may seem limiting, but there's a lot we can learn from the astonishingly diverse lifeforms we have here on Earth.
Learn all about the possible volcanic activity found on Venus, the facts about a hyped-up near-Earth asteroid, Jupiter’s newest moons, and what space images sound like.
Curiosity captures crepuscular rays on Mars, a new member community launches, and solar sailing takes exploration into the future.
Finding asteroids before they hit Earth not only protects us from harm, it can also yield beautiful photos.
This week’s roundup of space news and exploration inspiration will leave you seeing red (in the best way possible).
When we combine data sources, collaborate with each other, and invite artistic perspectives, we can better understand the Universe we live in.