Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
What can we learn from patterns in the Martian sands? And what’s that Earth-like planet over there?
The ongoing hunt for Earth-like worlds, especially over the next few decades, hopes to illuminate how ordinary and extraordinary our planet may be.
Listen to the sounds of the Whirlpool Galaxy and look back at our earliest picture of it.
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.
Red dwarf stars are more common than our Sun. What are the prospects for life on exoplanets that orbit them?
Explore space art created by members of The Planetary Society’s community, and learn about a possible alien signal.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, so here are the reasons why there may or may not be aliens in our cosmic backyard.
Arecibo helped us explore the cosmos and our solar system, search for life, and defend Earth from potentially dangerous asteroids.
Catch up on the week’s space news and consider planetary atmospheres from a few thought-provoking perspectives.
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.
From dust devils and craters on the Martian surface to spots on the Sun, we’re taking a look at everything new and exciting in space science and exploration this week.
Everything you need to know about two missions en route to Mars and another gearing up for launch, plus the rest of the week’s space news.
Dive into Mars mania and catch up on this week’s space exploration updates.
A group of researchers, backed by NASA funding, wants to use solar sails and the Sun's gravity to capture an image of an exoplanet so sharp we can see continents, oceans, and clouds.
Mark Marley explains what planetary scientists mean when they say the word
A GREAT QUEST is underway to discover Earthsize worlds in their stars’ habitable zones. Along the way, astronomers have been surprised to learn that the most typical size of planet in our galaxy is one with no counterpart in our own solar system.
NASA's Kepler space telescope helped us find our place in the cosmos.
NASA and the National Science Foundation are teaming up to observe exoplanets discovered by Kepler and TESS.