Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
What does a bear have in common with a megatsunami?
An old image of Mars drives scientific questions today, moons and mini asteroids fuel fascination, and an unexpected ursine figure shows itself.
More worlds, anyone?
The more we search, the more we find. From exoplanets to moons to asteroids, the list of worlds just keeps growing.
Best space pictures of the month: January 2023
A sample depot on Mars and a stunning green comet top this month's space highlights.
By Jove! (Literally)
Jupiter’s moons have always been exciting to explore, and a new era of Jovian moon research is about to begin.
How JWST confirmed its first exoplanet and opened a new frontier
JWST's observations of the exoplanet LHS 475 b have demonstrated the space telescope's abilities in the realm of rocky exoplanet research.
I spy with my technologically enhanced eye
Seeing more with infrared cameras, radar telescopes, and good old-fashioned artistic instincts.
A long night, and “so long!” to InSight
Celebrate the December solstice, be thankful you’re not on Triton, and say goodbye to the InSight Mars lander.
A deep dive into the Neptune system with JWST
A closer look at the science JWST has already done at Neptune, and what's coming next.
Capturing the Cosmos
This week we have images snapped the old-fashioned and cutting-edge ways, creative ways of thinking about exploration, and artwork that expresses the beauty of it all.
The year in pictures: 2022
With JWST up and running, it’s one of our best Year in Pictures issues yet.
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.
Gifts from above
The Cosmos has so many gifts to give us, from awe-inspiring images to fascinating discoveries. We’ve got our own set of gifts to recommend too.
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.
New wonders to behold
New stars are being born, new missions are being conceived, and new discoveries are being made all the time.
The future is looking brighter thanks to a proven asteroid deflection technique and an array of visionary ideas for space exploration innovation.
How JWST will reveal our Solar System beyond Neptune
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will soon give us valuable data on the dozens of distant objects found beyond the orbit of Neptune in a region known as the Kuiper belt.
Look and see
New views of Europa, favorite sights from JWST, looking at the Cosmos from the air, and other ways to visually soak up our Universe.
A smashing success
Celebrate DART’s successful self-destruction and behold the jewels of the Cosmos.
Brighten up your day
JWST captures more astonishing images and insights, and DART gets ready for impact.
Stars in the making
A new solar telescope takes center stage, new stars collect mass, and musicians sonify space imagery.