Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
A total solar eclipse and the launch of Europa Clipper are on our list of cosmic events to get excited about this year.
Cameras on our space probes act as proxies for our own eyes, but what they see isn't necessarily what our eyes would see.
Although Venus is shrouded in a thick atmosphere, several spacecraft have been able to image its surface from space. Future missions will expand and refine the maps we already have.
The Soyuz spacecraft have been helping humans get to and from space for decades, but that’s nothing compared to the billions of years that microorganisms have been making life on Earth possible.
Meet the Solar System’s five official dwarf planets, celebrate two major launches, and find out why planets sometimes seem to go backwards across the sky.
Detailed Mars maps, insights into the Venusian surface, and views of Uranian rings all have one thing in common: they don’t happen without public support for space.
VERITAS would peer through Venus’ clouds to study its surface like never before, but it needs your help.
In a joint effort led by The Planetary Society, major organizations and academic institutions are calling on Congress to save the Venus Emissivity, Radio science, InSAR, Topography And Spectroscopy (VERITAS) mission by establishing a 2029 launch date, a 2-year delay from the original baseline schedule.
NASA's first mission to Venus in decades is in danger. This is why VERITAS is worth saving.
A planet shows its pole, another shows possible volcanic activity, and the Moon keeps surprising us with more water.
Learn all about the possible volcanic activity found on Venus, the facts about a hyped-up near-Earth asteroid, Jupiter’s newest moons, and what space images sound like.
The findings bolster long-held suspicions that the planet, which is covered in volcanic rock, is still active today.
An exciting future for solar sailing is on the horizon.
Finding asteroids before they hit Earth not only protects us from harm, it can also yield beautiful photos.
Looking at the myriad possibilities that may exist within the clouds of Venus.
See images your eyes wouldn’t normally be able to see, and learn about what these images can teach you.
Planets are beautiful and fascinating enough on their own, but there’s no denying that moons and rings add a little something special.
Saturn’s moon Enceladus has some intriguing features: snow, ice, geysers, stripes and much more, all waiting to be further explored.
Exploration is teaching us a lot about the cosmos, and a lot about how much we still don’t know.
This week we're all about the rocky planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.