Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
An exciting future for solar sailing is on the horizon.
The Planetary Society has a long history of helping the public make progress in space exploration.
Seeing more with infrared cameras, radar telescopes, and good old-fashioned artistic instincts.
LightSail 2 captured numerous images to help the mission team monitor the sail and showcase the beauty of solar sailing.
Our new list of Space Life Goals will help inspire your passion for space. Catch up on this week’s space news, and tick off a few goals while you’re at it.
Artemis I is on its way to the Moon, Planetary Academy is here to inspire your kids, and LightSail 2 has come down.
The three-and-a-half-year solar sailing mission showed LightSail 2 could change its orbit with sunlight alone.
After 3.5 years, 18,000 orbits of the Earth, and 8 million kilometers (5 million miles) traveled, The Planetary Society’s successful LightSail 2 solar sail spacecraft will burn up as it reenters the Earth’s atmosphere in the next few days.
Stunning views of Europa and the Eagle Nebula headline our roundup of space images released last month.
See images your eyes wouldn’t normally be able to see, and learn about what these images can teach you.
An update on The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 mission, which launched in 2015.
Space exploration comes at a cost, but the investment is always worthwhile.
The values that have driven space exploration since its beginnings are still going strong today.
Take a look at some of Earth’s epic impact craters, and learn what we’re doing to ensure they’re our last.
The prestigious Washington, D.C. institution will display two models of LightSail 2, which is continuing to demonstrate flight by light in Earth orbit.
Almost 30 months after liftoff, the mission continues to help prepare for the next generation of solar sail missions.
Taking a look at volcanic worlds in our solar system and exoplanets that might crack under pressure.
This week we're all about the rocky planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.
The newest issue of The Planetary Report takes a look at the James Webb Space Telescope and what it will teach us about the cosmos.
When we explore space we see familiar things: seasons, ice caps, and maybe someday even plants.