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Jupiter’s cyclones are beautiful, and the Sun’s storms and flares are a little bit scary.
When we look at our planet, look for life, or direct a rover to look at itself, we see ourselves in new ways.
Venus is an intimidating destination for spacecraft, and we’re pretty sure Earth hasn’t yet been a destination for aliens.
It's important to consider explanations that don't involve large conspiracies or require our understanding of physics to be wrong.
Get a peek at the Martian moon and catch up on what the newest Mars explorer has been up to.
The data come from NASA’s Pioneer Venus Multiprobe mission, which deployed a series of probes into the planet’s clouds.
Did scientists detect a signature of life in Venus' clouds? Or will the bombshell finding be proven false?
The Red Planet once had liquid water on the surface, and conditions that could have supported life.
Red dwarf stars are more common than our Sun. What are the prospects for life on exoplanets that orbit them?
Explore space art created by members of The Planetary Society’s community, and learn about a possible alien signal.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, so here are the reasons why there may or may not be aliens in our cosmic backyard.
Arecibo helped us explore the cosmos and our solar system, search for life, and defend Earth from potentially dangerous asteroids.
Learn about planetary protection for exploring other worlds and get caught up on the week’s space news.
Explore exciting news in the search for life beyond Earth, and take a trip down memory lane with our co-founder.
A Venusian biosignature, if confirmed, does not guarantee life, but it does represent a compelling argument for further exploration.
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.
It's all thanks to renewed interest from NASA and a private effort to scan the skies using an array of 64 radio telescopes.
The first astrobiology session at last week's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference featured talks on a huge variety of interesting topics, and was one of my favorite sessions at the meeting.
Early Earth's atmosphere wasn't a place for humans. Yet the planet had microbial life—something we should keep in mind for exoplanets.