Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
Spacecraft have been taking pictures of Mars from space since 1965. Here are some of our favorites.
This week in space: Mars days almost match up with ours, and light and molecules are created by distant stars.
Curiosity captures crepuscular rays on Mars, a new member community launches, and solar sailing takes exploration into the future.
Mars used to have oceans, lakes, and rivers. Where did the water go, how much is left, and how can we use it for science and exploration?
The robotic explorers of our Cosmos are truly impressive, as showcased by several spacecraft this week.
Space exploration is at its core an optimistic, peaceful and cooperative endeavor. This week we look at some reminders of that spirit of exploration.
Saturn’s moon Enceladus has some intriguing features: snow, ice, geysers, stripes and much more, all waiting to be further explored.
Comet Leonard heads out to roam free in interstellar space, alongside rogue planets, their moons, and maybe even life.
This week we take a look at some of the amazing Mars exploration being conducted, and celebrate the highlights of space in 2021.
Look at eclipses from the perspective of Earth, the Moon, and beyond. Plus catch up on the week’s space news.
From solar storms to underwater volcanoes and asteroid close calls, catch up on what’s scary and beautiful this week in space.
Get a peek at the Martian moon and catch up on what the newest Mars explorer has been up to.
Jupiter is a world of extremes, and Venus hints at some mysteries. You can take action to help learn more about these worlds and others.
The red planet once had liquid water on the surface, and conditions that could have supported life.
Learn about The Planetary Society’s vision for the next decade of exploration and get up to speed on space news.
Two maps by The Planetary Society show all the places we've landed or crashed on Mars as of June 2020.
A new budget submission from the White House would continue record-high funding for planetary science, but proposes deep cuts to 2 productive Mars missions and defers funding for deep space telescope dedicated to finding hazardous near-Earth objects.
Wispy clouds of stunning beauty fly over Curiosity every evening.
The Curiosity team is touring Glen Torridon, the Valley of Clay, south of Vera Rubin Ridge, happily photographing everything and zapping rocks. It’s clearly a delight for the team to be in a place they’ve been hoping to reach for 7 years.
Curiosity completed work at Vera Rubin Ridge with an easy drilling activity at Rock Hall. Now it has finally driven on to mineral-rick rocks that were seen from orbit, long before Curiosity arrived. The team plans a lengthy traverse of the clay-bearing unit.