Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
What can we learn from patterns in the Martian sands? And what’s that Earth-like planet over there?
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.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission that introduced Moon buggies to the world, and catch up on this week’s space news.
Saturn’s icy moon invites further study, and The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft celebrates an anniversary.
Squid, mice, and stuffed animals may seem like Earthlings, but this week they’re coming to you from space.
Two years after launch, The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft is still solar sailing and paving the way for future missions.
NEA Scout will visit a near-Earth asteroid and Solar Cruiser will test the largest solar sail yet.
Learn about planetary protection for exploring other worlds and get caught up on the week’s space news.
Looking back into space and time, and looking forward to mission milestones and new endeavors. All this and more in your weekly space digest.
One year after launch, The Planetary Society’s solar sail spacecraft is embarking on an extended mission dedicated to further advancing solar sailing technology.
Images from around the globe, plus some night pictures and the spacecraft's solar panels.
Celebrating Shoemaker Grant winners, Society awards, and volunteer efforts around the world.
A new paper recaps mission events, discusses solar sail performance, and describes how the spacecraft's orbit has changed.
Thanks to our members and donors, The Planetary Society participated in several activities at the 2019 International Astronautical Conference.
More than 50,000 people supported LightSail 2. But only one person can talk to the spacecraft at a time, and it's often a student.
When LightSail 2 recently flew south of The Planetary Society's headquarters, CEO Bill Nye and other staff members stepped outside to listen.
We've got 2 fish-eye pictures of the spacecraft's solar sail from opposite cameras, and we're hoping they can be combined.
A new issue of The Planetary Report brings you our pride in the success of LightSail 2 and our gratitude to our members for making it happen. Plus Venus science from Akatsuki and Venus Express, and the status of planetary defense.
Your LightSail 2 spacecraft is in space, controlling its orbit solely on the power of sunlight.