Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
Comet Leonard heads out to roam free in interstellar space, alongside rogue planets, their moons, and maybe even life.
From a space station cemetery to a super-resilient spacecraft, the feats of human ingenuity that make space exploration possible are the stuff of science fiction dreams.
While missions are achieving new things, the cosmos reminds us that some things are universal.
With space missions like JWST and Voyager, decades of development yield decades of discovery.
An up-close look at volcanoes in space and how they differ from those on Earth.
The realities of space go beyond what we can see, and perhaps even beyond what we can imagine.
Everything you need to know about NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids.
This week we're all about the rocky planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.
The surface of Mars can teach us about its history and, with the right imaging techniques, conjure flashbacks of 60s psychedelia.
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.
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.
The Planetary Society’s crowdfunded LightSail 2 spacecraft is going strong and still making history.
Saturn’s icy moon invites further study, and The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft celebrates an anniversary.
Reminisce about the influential Viking missions, picture seeing your all-time favorites on your wall, and get excited for what’s to come.
When we look at our planet, look for life, or direct a rover to look at itself, we see ourselves in new ways.
Squid, mice, and stuffed animals may seem like Earthlings, but this week they’re coming to you from space.
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.