Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
The Planetary Society spoke to Mike Puzio, who won our "Name that asteroid!" contest back in 2013.
The sample capsule parachuted to a landing at the Department of Defense’s Utah Test and Training Range southwest of Salt Lake City.
Discover what causes a comet’s color and what it might be like to listen to one whiz by.
This week in space: Mars days almost match up with ours, and light and molecules are created by distant stars.
The OSIRIS-REx team explains the journey home.
How OSIRIS-REx’s samples build upon our knowledge of asteroids and the early Solar System.
New discoveries from Ryugu, material heading our way from Bennu, and anticipation for a mission to Psyche.
The Planetary Society’s crowdfunded LightSail 2 spacecraft is going strong and still making history.
A spacecraft leaves one asteroid as planetary defense experts turn to others.
Even Sagan would be amazed by multitudes we now know our cosmos may hold. Learn more, plus get your scoop on the week’s space news.
Catch up on news from across the ghoul-axy and beyond.
Get the full scoop on Bennu and Venus, and get yourself the most cosmic face mask out there.
Get ready for OSIRIS-REx’s upcoming sample collection and share your gift ideas for space lovers.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx successfully collected a sample from asteroid Bennu on 20 October 2020.
It's a banner year for sample return missions. In 2020, China, Japan, and the United States are all scheduled to have sample return missions in flight, seeking to retrieve material from near-Earth asteroids, the Moon, and eventually Mars.
Six scientists share the major planetary science discoveries of the past decade, and the questions that will drive the next 10 years of solar system exploration.
The sites each have unique characteristics that would advance the field of asteroid science.
Last week, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission announced that they had achieved an orbit above asteroid Bennu with an altitude of only 680 meters. Now they are surveying for landing sites and have invited the public's help.
IN THE EARLY hours of 22 February, light was just beginning to brighten the campus of JAXA’s Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS) in Kanagawa, Japan. It should have been a quiet time, but the Hayabusa2 control room was packed with people. We were about to land on an asteroid.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently sweeping arcs between the asteroid's north and south poles.