Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
The surface of Mars can teach us about its history and, with the right imaging techniques, conjure flashbacks of 60s psychedelia.
The newest issue of The Planetary Report takes a look at the James Webb Space Telescope and what it will teach us about the cosmos.
When we explore space we see familiar things: seasons, ice caps, and maybe someday even plants.
What can we learn from patterns in the Martian sands? And what’s that Earth-like planet over there?
Planetary protection means protecting other worlds from Earthly microbes and containing possible microbes that sample return missions might bring back to Earth.
Looking at planets and moons from near and far, and figuring out how to get all the way out there.
The Planetary Society’s crowdfunded LightSail 2 spacecraft is going strong and still making history.
Saturn’s icy moon invites further study, and The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft celebrates an anniversary.
Reminisce about the influential Viking missions, picture seeing your all-time favorites on your wall, and get excited for what’s to come.
When we look at our planet, look for life, or direct a rover to look at itself, we see ourselves in new ways.
Squid, mice, and stuffed animals may seem like Earthlings, but this week they’re coming to you from space.
China’s Zhurong Mars rover snaps a selfie and gets a bird’s-eye-view pic from above, and asteroid hunters of all kinds look out for dangerous rocks.
Look at eclipses from the perspective of Earth, the Moon, and beyond. Plus catch up on the week’s space news.
From solar storms to underwater volcanoes and asteroid close calls, catch up on what’s scary and beautiful this week in space.
Find out what a super blood Moon is, and celebrate a milestone in Mars exploration.
A spacecraft leaves one asteroid as planetary defense experts turn to others.
Don’t leave it up to cosmic fate; take action right now to defend our planet from dangerous impacts.
Remembering a space pioneer and seeing a rover from a whole new perspective.
Ingenuity flies on Mars and a NASA-SpaceX partnership paves the way for humans to get there too.
These are some of the most compelling ideas on how to terraform Mars into a habitable, Earth-like world for future explorers.