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See images your eyes wouldn’t normally be able to see, and learn about what these images can teach you.
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.
JWST’s stunning first science images
JWST's success will outshine its past troubles.
These are some of the first science images from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), released on July 12, 2022.
Bill Nye's reflections on the first deep field image from NASA's JWST mission.
Unlike Hubble, JWST was primarily designed to see the universe in infrared light, revealing ancient galaxies, peering through nebulae, and uncovering exoplanet atmospheres.
Whether it’s a mission, a policy decision, or an individual person, sometimes all it takes is one thing to change the way we explore.
Exploration will always face setbacks, but this week’s Downlink reminds us of the impressive human ability to persevere.
Technological innovation is a big part of the fun of space exploration, and you can help make it happen.
We spoke with the scientists leading the first observations of TRAPPIST-1 using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in order to understand what mysteries their observations will help unlock.
There’s no limit to what a community of like-minded space enthusiasts, advocates and even famous luminaries can achieve when we all work together.
With new instruments and a growing number of discoveries, exoplanet and exomoon research is just getting started.
Neptune and Triton come into focus as destinations worth exploring.
Discover how we use light to look for signs of life beyond Earth, and meet the newest batch of Planetary Society-funded asteroid hunters.
Space is even more spectacular when you can see beyond what the eye can behold.
Saturn’s moon Enceladus has some intriguing features: snow, ice, geysers, stripes and much more, all waiting to be further explored.
From a space station cemetery to a super-resilient spacecraft, the feats of human ingenuity that make space exploration possible are the stuff of science fiction dreams.
While missions are achieving new things, the cosmos reminds us that some things are universal.
Looking back at an amazing year in space, here on Earth and beyond.