Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
Exploration will always face setbacks, but this week’s Downlink reminds us of the impressive human ability to persevere.
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.
There’s no limit to what a community of like-minded space enthusiasts, advocates and even famous luminaries can achieve when we all work together.
With new instruments and a growing number of discoveries, exoplanet and exomoon research is just getting started.
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.
Space is even more spectacular when you can see beyond what the eye can behold.
Saturn’s moon Enceladus has some intriguing features: snow, ice, geysers, stripes and much more, all waiting to be further explored.
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.
While missions are achieving new things, the cosmos reminds us that some things are universal.
Looking back at an amazing year in space, here on Earth and beyond.
With space missions like JWST and Voyager, decades of development yield decades of discovery.
JWST interdisciplinary scientist Heidi Hammel explains why it will take six months for the telescope's first images to emerge.
Our host star takes center stage, and JWST demands a little more patience.
NASA’s long-awaited, greatly anticipated observatory has blasted off on a mission to revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos.
The values that have driven space exploration since its beginnings are still going strong today.
In celebration of Halloween, take a terrifying tour through our creepy cosmos.
Find annual expenditures, charts, and comparisons for NASA's expenditures on the James Webb Space Telescope, including contributions from the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency over the same period.
Everything you need to know about NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids.