Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
How did our solar system come to be? Why are the planets, asteroids, comets, and other small worlds where they are now?
There's still time to get outside and see Jupiter and Saturn together in the evening sky.
Bruce Betts and Sarah Al-Ahmed provided a guide to all total solar eclipses through the end of the 2020s, with dates and locations.
Say hello to a new lunar sample return mission and farewell to a long-lived radio observatory. Plus, celebrate 18 years of Planetary Radio.
What can you see on the Moon tonight? This guide from The Planetary Society will help you identify some features.
Learn when we discovered lunar water, where it is, and how future missions will study it.
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.
PlanetVac, developed by Honeybee Robotics, is designed to be a reliable, flexible, low-cost sample collection technology.
Everything you need to celebrate the Moon this week, plus a way you can help NASA thrive in 2021.
When you think about how the Moon looks in the night sky, you might never have considered that it looks different to people in other parts of the world. But really, perspective is all relative.
An introduction to full-sky astrophotography using a digital camera.
Wrap your head around orientations in space, and learn the latest in space exploration news.
Picking out your first telescope can be overwhelming. This easy-to-follow guide will help you find the best telescope that you'll actually use.
The week’s space news, plus your guide to the night sky and ways you can contribute to Venus science.
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.
New legislation proposed in the House of Representatives would radically shift NASA's human spaceflight efforts away from the Moon and back to Mars.
Communications were lost with the lander, which was carrying a small rover named Pragyan to the lunar surface.
The combination lander, rover, and orbiter fired its main engine to enter orbit around the Moon at 09:02 IST (03:32 UTC) on 20 August.
At 02:21 IST (20:51 UTC), the spacecraft fired its main engine, changing its orbit to intersect with the Moon.
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