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A look at the potential for habitable planets in binary systems despite their chaotic births.
JWST’s stunning first science images
Technological innovation is a big part of the fun of space exploration, and you can help make it happen.
We spoke with the scientists leading the first observations of TRAPPIST-1 using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in order to understand what mysteries their observations will help unlock.
With new instruments and a growing number of discoveries, exoplanet and exomoon research is just getting started.
Astronomers are searching for exomoons, or moons orbiting exoplanets. Although this idea has been around for a while, astronomers have only recently started having success in finding these elusive worlds.
Space exploration is at its core an optimistic, peaceful and cooperative endeavor. This week we look at some reminders of that spirit of exploration.
Neptune and Triton come into focus as destinations worth exploring.
Discover how we use light to look for signs of life beyond Earth, and meet the newest batch of Planetary Society-funded asteroid hunters.
The process of spectroscopy can help scientists hunt for biosignatures.
Comet Leonard heads out to roam free in interstellar space, alongside rogue planets, their moons, and maybe even life.
Our exploration of the solar system combined with two decades of exoplanet research tells us there are several possibilities for life to exist on starless planets and their moons.
Looking back at an amazing year in space, here on Earth and beyond.
Taking a look at volcanic worlds in our solar system and exoplanets that might crack under pressure.
In celebration of Halloween, take a terrifying tour through our creepy cosmos.
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.