Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
Volcanic Venus, myriad moons, and space sonification
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.
Curiosity captures crepuscular rays on Mars, a new member community launches, and solar sailing takes exploration into the future.
I spy with my technologically enhanced eye
Seeing more with infrared cameras, radar telescopes, and good old-fashioned artistic instincts.
Worthy goals for a lifelong love of space
Our new list of Space Life Goals will help inspire your passion for space. Catch up on this week’s space news, and tick off a few goals while you’re at it.
Out-of-this-world astronauts (literally)
Celebrating 50 years of Apollo 17, the last crewed mission to the Moon.
Much has passed in decades past
With anniversaries come reflections, and there’s a lot to look back on in the history of space.
Best space pictures of the month: November 2022
NASA's chief of exploration mission planning Nujoud Merancy walks us through a picture from the Orion spacecraft.
Two pale blue dots
Reflecting on Carl Sagan’s influence on this pale blue dot we call Earth.
Best space pictures of the month: October 2022
Stunning views of Europa and the Eagle Nebula headline our roundup of space images released last month.
The Space Advocate Newsletter, August 2022
The ISS partnership remains stable...for now.
Sights beyond the visible
See images your eyes wouldn’t normally be able to see, and learn about what these images can teach you.
Persevering through it all
Exploration will always face setbacks, but this week’s Downlink reminds us of the impressive human ability to persevere.
Why can't the ISS operate forever?
Here are the reasons the International Space Station (ISS) needs to deorbit eventually.
The Space Advocate Newsletter, May 2022
How Russia's invasion of Ukraine is changing space.
Celebrate 61 years of humans in space, and take a look at the latest news from our exploration of the cosmos.
The value of knowledge
Space exploration comes at a cost, but the investment is always worthwhile.
Join the exoparty
With new instruments and a growing number of discoveries, exoplanet and exomoon research is just getting started.
What sci-fi dreams are made of
From a space station cemetery to a super-resilient spacecraft, the feats of human ingenuity that make space exploration possible are the stuff of science fiction dreams.
New year, same universe
While missions are achieving new things, the cosmos reminds us that some things are universal.
Onward to 2022
Looking back at an amazing year in space, here on Earth and beyond.