Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
From Earth's neighboring planets to distant moons, these are the best places to look for alien life.
An edited transcript of an interview with Orlando Figueroa, chair of the independent review team that evaluated NASA's Mars Sample Return program.
Cameras on our space probes act as proxies for our own eyes, but what they see isn't necessarily what our eyes would see.
Spacecraft have been taking pictures of Mars from space since 1965. Here are some of our favorites.
Mars has storms of dust, while Saturn pours down ammonia rain. Here on Earth, we passed through a debris tail to get a special kind of shower.
Terminators abound this week in space, and we’ll be back to Mars if NASA gets the budget it needs.
An unusual lunar feature, Saturn’s shining rings, and Mars’ complex gullies.
Take a look at some of our favorite recent space images and learn about an express mission to Mars.
This week in space: Mars days almost match up with ours, and light and molecules are created by distant stars.
Flying on Titan is easy, but not as easy as flying on Deimos. Plus, Juice takes off and Ingenuity captures a view from the air.
Meet the Solar System’s five official dwarf planets, celebrate two major launches, and find out why planets sometimes seem to go backwards across the sky.
"Mercury in retrograde" is one of the most searched terms relating to the planet. Astrological interpretations aside, apparent retrograde motion is an interesting phenomenon that has to do with orbital speeds and observer perspective.
Detailed Mars maps, insights into the Venusian surface, and views of Uranian rings all have one thing in common: they don’t happen without public support for space.
VERITAS would peer through Venus’ clouds to study its surface like never before, but it needs your help.
When searching for extraterrestrial life, we have to base our hunt on what we know about life on our own planet. This may seem limiting, but there's a lot we can learn from the astonishingly diverse lifeforms we have here on Earth.
Curiosity captures crepuscular rays on Mars, a new member community launches, and solar sailing takes exploration into the future.
This week’s roundup of space news and exploration inspiration will leave you seeing red (in the best way possible).
An old image of Mars drives scientific questions today, moons and mini asteroids fuel fascination, and an unexpected ursine figure shows itself.
A sample depot on Mars and a stunning green comet top this month's space highlights.
Frost happens throughout the Solar System, creating beautiful views. Learn why and check out the latest in space news.