Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
If a large asteroid impacted the Moon, would it cause problems for us here on Earth?
There's no comparison between a partial solar eclipse and a total solar eclipse.
Mars has storms of dust, while Saturn pours down ammonia rain. Here on Earth, we passed through a debris tail to get a special kind of shower.
Terminators abound this week in space, and we’ll be back to Mars if NASA gets the budget it needs.
Exoplanets with terminator zones are unusual worlds that may challenge our traditional understanding of habitability.
Faraway spacecraft, distant objects, the lunar farside, and a pretty out-there art project.
From searching for life to training for spaceflight, water is an essential part of space exploration.
Is there life on Venus? Was our planetary neighbor ever inhabited? Here are the answers to your most pressing questions about the possibility of alien life on Venus.
An unusual lunar feature, Saturn’s shining rings, and Mars’ complex gullies.
The House has yet to weigh in. And much can still happen before this threat is realized.
Take a look at some of our favorite recent space images and learn about an express mission to Mars.
What's going on with Mars Sample Return?
Astronomers around the world are working to protect the Earth from asteroid impacts, with the help of Planetary Society members and donors.
NASA's biggest science project is undergoing an unprecedented second independent review amidst growing cost estimates and daunting technical and managerial challenges.
Meet the latest round of winners in The Planetary Society's Shoemaker Near-Earth Object (NEO) grant program, which funds astronomers around the world in their efforts to find, track, and characterize near-Earth asteroids.
From Saturn’s magnificent rings to Mercury’s surface dings, this week brings great new images and science from across the Solar System.
Recent University of Pittsburgh graduate Ariel Barreiro is joining The Planetary Society for a summer fellowship through the Zed Factor Fellowship program. She shares her thoughts about space, careers, and working with The Planetary Society in this interview.
We asked three Planetary Society Shoemaker NEO grant winners for tips on how to assemble your own planetary defense observatory.
This week in space: Mars days almost match up with ours, and light and molecules are created by distant stars.
The Planetary Society Shoemaker NEO Grant winner learned from his mother and grandfather, while also forging his own path.