Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
Patience for Uranus
The road back to Uranus is paved with a complicated mix of science and politics.
Who gets to use JWST and what's it like?
There are only so many hours of telescope time available to unlock the secrets of the Universe.
Life on Venus? New updates on the search
Astronomer Jane Greaves presents new findings that could support of phosphine in the clouds of Venus.
JWST versus Hubble: How are they different?
Unlike Hubble, JWST was primarily designed to see the universe in infrared light, revealing ancient galaxies, peering through nebulae, and uncovering exoplanet atmospheres.
Moon features you can see from Earth
What can you see on the Moon tonight? This guide from The Planetary Society will help you identify some features.
JWST launch guide: Everything you need to know
NASA’s long-awaited, greatly anticipated observatory has blasted off on a mission to revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos.
Catching the passion with Charlene Anderson
An interview with Charlene Anderson, who served as editor of The Planetary Report from 1980 to 2012.
The year in pictures: Planetary exploration in 2021
The past year as seen through the eyes of space missions across the solar system.
DART mission resources for space fans and the press
Exclusive Planetary Society materials to help space fans tell the world about NASA's upcoming mission to impact an asteroid.
LightSail 2 sails into Smithsonian
The prestigious Washington, D.C. institution will display two models of LightSail 2, which is continuing to demonstrate flight by light in Earth orbit.
The LightSail 2 latest: mission updates, pictures and more
Almost 30 months after liftoff, the mission continues to help prepare for the next generation of solar sail missions.
The Fermi paradox and Drake equation: Where are all the aliens?
Theoretical work in SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, is dominated by two key concepts: the Fermi paradox and the Drake equation.
Risky business: will the world rise to the challenge of asteroid defense?
This November, NASA will launch the world’s first mission to test a method of deflecting an asteroid.
Why NASA Picked SpaceX to Land Humans on the Moon
NASA picked SpaceX's Starship to land humans on the Moon as part of the agency's Artemis program. The decision will help humans land on Mars.
Perseverance Firsts: The Best Moments from NASA's Mars Rover Landing
All the best moments so far from NASA's Perseverance rover, all in one place.
NASA solar sails build on LightSail 2
NEA Scout will visit a near-Earth asteroid and Solar Cruiser will test the largest solar sail yet.
Jupiter and Saturn Great Conjunction Viewing Guide
There's still time to get outside and see Jupiter and Saturn together in the evening sky.
Aliens at Proxima Centauri? A New Radio Signal Raises the Question
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, so here are the reasons why there may or may not be aliens in our cosmic backyard.
Planetary Society Reacts to Loss of Arecibo Observatory Radio Telescope
Arecibo helped us explore the cosmos and our solar system, search for life, and defend Earth from potentially dangerous asteroids.
Your Guide to Crew-1, SpaceX’s Second Astronaut Flight
The last time was a test. This time it was for real. SpaceX successfully launched 4 astronauts to the International Space Station on 15 November 2020.