Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
A hazy shade of winter
A Martian explorer hunkers down for winter and a planet’s haze is explained.
The Space Advocate Newsletter, May 2022
How Russia's invasion of Ukraine is changing space.
Celebrate 61 years of humans in space, and take a look at the latest news from our exploration of the cosmos.
The value of knowledge
Space exploration comes at a cost, but the investment is always worthwhile.
Not a planet? Not a problem.
Pluto, everyone’s favorite former planet, takes center stage in this week’s Downlink.
Join the exoparty
With new instruments and a growing number of discoveries, exoplanet and exomoon research is just getting started.
Dive into these ocean worlds
Intriguing moons that may hide water beneath their surfaces, and what it takes to visit them.
Space brings out the best in us
Space exploration is at its core an optimistic, peaceful and cooperative endeavor. This week we look at some reminders of that spirit of exploration.
What sci-fi dreams are made of
From a space station cemetery to a super-resilient spacecraft, the feats of human ingenuity that make space exploration possible are the stuff of science fiction dreams.
New year, same universe
While missions are achieving new things, the cosmos reminds us that some things are universal.
Onward to 2022
Looking back at an amazing year in space, here on Earth and beyond.
Space is always worth the wait
With space missions like JWST and Voyager, decades of development yield decades of discovery.
Let’s not forget the other Mars explorers
This week we take a look at some of the amazing Mars exploration being conducted, and celebrate the highlights of space in 2021.
Craters are great but we’ve had enough, thank you
Take a look at some of Earth’s epic impact craters, and learn what we’re doing to ensure they’re our last.
Mind-blowing space volcanoes
Taking a look at volcanic worlds in our solar system and exoplanets that might crack under pressure.
It’s all about you
Looking at where you came from, and seeking your opinions.
Explorers beware, you’re in for a scare!
In celebration of Halloween, take a terrifying tour through our creepy cosmos.
We love Lucy
Everything you need to know about NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids.
Rocky worlds rock
This week we're all about the rocky planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.
Supereruptions and psychedelia
The surface of Mars can teach us about its history and, with the right imaging techniques, conjure flashbacks of 60s psychedelia.