Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
On October 16, NASA's Lucy spacecraft is expected to depart for the Trojan asteroids — rocky bodies that share an orbit with Jupiter.
Exploration is teaching us a lot about the cosmos, and a lot about how much we still don’t know.
A new study says the winds within the famous Great Red Spot are speeding up in some places and slowing down in others.
What can we learn from patterns in the Martian sands? And what’s that Earth-like planet over there?
Planetary protection means protecting other worlds from Earthly microbes and containing possible microbes that sample return missions might bring back to Earth.
Looking at planets and moons from near and far, and figuring out how to get all the way out there.
10 years after launching, Juno is still showing us Jupiter’s stunning beauty.
Jupiter’s cyclones are beautiful, and the Sun’s storms and flares are a little bit scary.
Venus is an intimidating destination for spacecraft, and we’re pretty sure Earth hasn’t yet been a destination for aliens.
Look at eclipses from the perspective of Earth, the Moon, and beyond. Plus catch up on the week’s space news.
As the spacecraft prepares to embark on its extended mission, here are some of the most captivating images of Jupiter from NASA's Juno probe so far.
From solar storms to underwater volcanoes and asteroid close calls, catch up on what’s scary and beautiful this week in space.
Don’t leave it up to cosmic fate; take action right now to defend our planet from dangerous impacts.
As NASA's Juno spacecraft prepares for its extended mission, it’s worth taking a look back at why Jupiter’s lightning remains one of the planet's most fascinating enigmas.
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.
See images of the cosmos that reflect fascinating features of worlds and stars, and take action to advance exploration.
How did our solar system come to be? Why are the planets, asteroids, comets, and other small worlds where they are now?
China plans to select one of two Jupiter mission concepts that would launch in 2029 and arrive in 2035.
There's still time to get outside and see Jupiter and Saturn together in the evening sky.
Catch up on the week’s space news and consider planetary atmospheres from a few thought-provoking perspectives.