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

A little too close for comfort

From gas orbiting a supermassive black hole to asteroids orbiting near the Earth, sometimes the vastness of space can feel a bit tight.

Your cosmic community

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.

That’s so metal

Gear up for a mission to a metallic world and catch up on the latest in space news.

Are we trashing space?

Humans have left many objects throughout space — whether it's archaeology or simply littering is up for debate.

Beyond the far side

Explore the two-faced Moon and meet two new projects paving the way for the future of space science.

Space brings out the best in us

Space exploration is at its core an optimistic, peaceful and cooperative endeavor. This week we look at some reminders of that spirit of exploration.

Shoot for the moon that shoots back

Saturn’s moon Enceladus has some intriguing features: snow, ice, geysers, stripes and much more, all waiting to be further explored.

Alone in space, but not lonely

Comet Leonard heads out to roam free in interstellar space, alongside rogue planets, their moons, and maybe even life.

What sci-fi dreams are made of

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.

New year, same universe

While missions are achieving new things, the cosmos reminds us that some things are universal.

We love Lucy

Everything you need to know about NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids.

Rocky worlds rock

This week we're all about the rocky planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

Supereruptions and psychedelia

The surface of Mars can teach us about its history and, with the right imaging techniques, conjure flashbacks of 60s psychedelia.

Dunes and doppelgangers

What can we learn from patterns in the Martian sands? And what’s that Earth-like planet over there?

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