Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
When we look at our planet, look for life, or direct a rover to look at itself, we see ourselves in new ways.
A spacecraft leaves one asteroid as planetary defense experts turn to others.
How did our solar system come to be? Why are the planets, asteroids, comets, and other small worlds where they are now?
Explore space art created by members of The Planetary Society’s community, and learn about a possible alien signal.
Everything you need to know about Saturn and Jupiter’s upcoming conjunction, and more from this week in space exploration.
Hayabusa2 brings its sample safely to Earth, and the Geminids meteor shower approaches.
Bringing samples of the Moon and Ryugu to Earth, and mourning further damage to the Arecibo Observatory.
Arecibo helped us explore the cosmos and our solar system, search for life, and defend Earth from potentially dangerous asteroids.
All the wonders that the cosmos offered up this week, plus news about NASA’s leadership and an exciting launch.
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.
Explore exciting news in the search for life beyond Earth, and take a trip down memory lane with our co-founder.
The kilometer-wide object won't hit Earth, but would cause global-scale devastation if it did.
Gear up for Asteroid Day on 30 June, explore the latest issue of The Planetary Report, and get your fill of space news for the week.
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.
Defending the planet from the hazard of potential asteroid impacts requires investments from the whole world. In Europe, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Union both support work to understand and mitigate the threats from near-Earth objects.