Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
I spy with my technologically enhanced eye
Seeing more with infrared cameras, radar telescopes, and good old-fashioned artistic instincts.
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.
Artemis I launch guide: What to expect
NASA's Space Launch System rocket is sending the Orion crew capsule to the Moon and back.
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.
Outer worlds and outstanding science
Uranus is way out there, beckoning us to visit. And Cassini is the mission that won’t quit, even years after burning up.
The Space Advocate Newsletter, September 2022
Clever politicking means nothing if the SLS cannot deliver on its core promise.
Stars in the making
A new solar telescope takes center stage, new stars collect mass, and musicians sonify space imagery.
Rock stars love space, and who can blame them! Take a look at awesome images, exciting science, and the connection between music and exploration.
It’s a team effort
Robots, scientists, citizens, and artists team up to explore the Cosmos in this week’s Downlink.
Cloudy with a chance of life
Looking at the myriad possibilities that may exist within the clouds of Venus.
The Space Advocate Newsletter, August 2022
The ISS partnership remains stable...for now.
Rather remarkable robots
The robotic explorers of our Cosmos are truly impressive, as showcased by several spacecraft this week.
Why we have the SLS
The SLS rests on a secure foundation of political support, a consequence of the U.S. framework of representative democracy and discretionary funding.
Love at first sights
JWST’s stunning first science images
Defend your planet
With so many asteroids out there, it’s up to us to defend our planet from impacts. Find out how you can make a difference.
Space is always worth the wait
With space missions like JWST and Voyager, decades of development yield decades of discovery.
SpaceX Inspiration4 mission: Your questions, answered
SpaceX is preparing to launch the first-ever entirely civilian mission — Inspiration4 — into Earth orbit.
Spotting Rovers From Above and Asteroids From Afar
China’s Zhurong Mars rover snaps a selfie and gets a bird’s-eye-view pic from above, and asteroid hunters of all kinds look out for dangerous rocks.
Seeking Small Worlds
A spacecraft leaves one asteroid as planetary defense experts turn to others.
Saving the World One Asteroid at a Time
Don’t leave it up to cosmic fate; take action right now to defend our planet from dangerous impacts.