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Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.

New wonders to behold

New stars are being born, new missions are being conceived, and new discoveries are being made all the time.

Earthlings off-planet

Celebrate 61 years of humans in space, and take a look at the latest news from our exploration of the cosmos.

Alone in space, but not lonely

Comet Leonard heads out to roam free in interstellar space, alongside rogue planets, their moons, and maybe even life.

Onward to 2022

Looking back at an amazing year in space, here on Earth and beyond.

Who loves the Sun?

Our host star takes center stage, and JWST demands a little more patience.

Do look up!

A comet, an eclipse, a meteor shower, and planets... all are amazing reasons to look up at the night skies.

Solar System History 101

How did our solar system come to be? Why are the planets, asteroids, comets, and other small worlds where they are now?

Rosetta’s Ancient Comet

Rosetta is a European Space Agency mission with contributions from its member states and NASA. Operating such a complex mission with its 11 instruments and Philae lander is a success story in itself, but Rosetta’s greatest success is the science it delivered.

Planetary discovery over the past quarter century

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the creation of what has become one of the primary venues for the publication of research in planetary science: the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. This occasion is a good opportunity to look back at what we have learned in this era of expanded exploration and to try to take a peek at the future.

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