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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.
All the wonders that the cosmos offered up this week, plus news about NASA’s leadership and an exciting launch.
Feast your eyes on these images from space, catch up on the latest in exploration news, and get the lowdown on what’s up in the night sky.
Explore exciting news in the search for life beyond Earth, and take a trip down memory lane with our co-founder.
Wrap your head around orientations in space, and learn the latest in space exploration news.
This week, learn about the conditions of the early solar system and get ready for next week’s meteor shower, plus more.
Six scientists share the major planetary science discoveries of the past decade, and the questions that will drive the next 10 years of solar system exploration.
Thanks to our members and donors, The Planetary Society participated in several activities at the 2019 International Astronautical Conference.
Twenty-five years ago, multiple fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter, changing the face of the planet and the course of planetary science.
Last month marked the 40th anniversary of the historic Voyager 1 encounter with Jupiter in 1979.
Imagine 2 icy worlds far from the Sun. Their serene, blue atmospheres. Huge, ominous-looking storms. Tantalizing glimpses of moons with exotic, icy terrains. Delicate sets of encircling rings.
Look up at space at night from a dark location and you can see innumerable stars. Why, then, do photos of so many things in space show black space, devoid of stars?
Ted Stryk shows us a new color, near-global view of Europa made from Galileo spacecraft data captured in 1996.
Michael L. Wong asks how our understanding of the origin of life on Earth informs our search for it elsewhere.
If you're expecting to gather with extended family on Thanksgiving, avoid the politics. Here are some conversation starters to use at the dinner table that everyone can engage in.
John Culberson, an 8-term Texas Republican and staunch supporter the search for life on Europa, lost his re-election bid last week. His support for Europa was attacked by opponents and could send a chilling political message about the consequences of supporting space science and exploration.
Judy Schmidt shares the technique she used to make a beautiful new animation of Jupiter.
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