Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
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 an asteroid exploded in the atmosphere above Chelyabinsk, Russia on Feb. 15, 2013, it made history and underscored the importance of planetary defense.
Get ready for a total lunar eclipse and pick your favorites from this year in space.
An especially spooky Halloween edition of The Downlink.
New stars are being born, new missions are being conceived, and new discoveries are being made all the time.
On Tuesday, Oct. 11, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced that early observations indicate NASA's DART mission successfully moved asteroid moonlet Dimorphos.
NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft intentionally crashed into Dimorphos, the moon of an asteroid named Didymos.
We’re pleased to report a very active summer back to you.
Get ready for one of the year’s best meteor showers, caused by one of the many intriguing comets of our Solar System.
Planets are beautiful and fascinating enough on their own, but there’s no denying that moons and rings add a little something special.
With so many asteroids out there, it’s up to us to defend our planet from impacts. Find out how you can make a difference.
Brief updates on what the latest Shoemaker NEO grant winners have been working on.
Exploration will always face setbacks, but this week’s Downlink reminds us of the impressive human ability to persevere.
The National Space Society and The Planetary Society jointly argue for funding the asteroid-hunting NEO Surveyor mission.
Technological innovation is a big part of the fun of space exploration, and you can help make it happen.
NASA's proposal to slash funding for NEO Surveyor highlights the lessons unlearned after COVID.
A Martian explorer hunkers down for winter and a planet’s haze is explained.
Here is what we know about the capabilities and technologies China is considering developing in the near future for near-Earth object monitoring, cataloging, early warning and response.
From gas orbiting a supermassive black hole to asteroids orbiting near the Earth, sometimes the vastness of space can feel a bit tight.