Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
The sample capsule parachuted to a landing at the Department of Defense’s Utah Test and Training Range southwest of Salt Lake City.
Celebrate today’s equinox, but be sure to check when your location’s equilux takes place. And there’s lots to celebrate about this year’s Day of Action.
An overview of annular solar eclipses, how they work, what they're like to experience, and how to view one safely.
We asked two eclipse chasers for tips on how to plan your big moment in the Moon's shadow.
Planetary Society members traveled to Washington, D.C., in September 2023 to advocate for the future of space science and exploration.
Some things are lost — Moon rocks, Io’s water, even (briefly) the Sun’s light — but what we find in space is so much greater.
A list of useful words and terms relating to lunar and solar eclipses.
Discover what causes a comet’s color and what it might be like to listen to one whiz by.
Know what to expect ahead of time, and be prepared to experience a cosmic spectacle like nothing else in nature.
A guide to how to make sure your solar eclipse glasses are safe and certified, plus tips on what to do — and what not to do — if you want to experience an eclipse without glasses.
Comet Nishimura was discovered in August 2023, and is passing close to Earth and the Sun in September. Learn more about it and how to find it.
The spacecraft will drop off its precious samples of asteroid Bennu on Sept. 24, 2023.
See the month’s coolest space pictures, see planets in the night sky, and create the future in space that you want to see.
An interview with Scott Pace about the Moon’s role in internationally cooperative human space exploration.
How the origins of the Moon could shape the future of human space exploration.
Exploring humanity’s long relationship with the Moon.
Meet the asteroid hunters you help support.
From asteroid impacts to spacecraft landings (whether successful or not), the Moon is no stranger to being struck.
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.