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Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.

We love Lucy

Everything you need to know about NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids.

Rocky worlds rock

This week we're all about the rocky planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

Supereruptions and psychedelia

The surface of Mars can teach us about its history and, with the right imaging techniques, conjure flashbacks of 60s psychedelia.

Dunes and doppelgangers

What can we learn from patterns in the Martian sands? And what’s that Earth-like planet over there?

Proximity and distance

Looking at planets and moons from near and far, and figuring out how to get all the way out there.

LightSail 2 Sails On!

The Planetary Society’s crowdfunded LightSail 2 spacecraft is going strong and still making history.

The Icy Intrigue of Enceladus

Saturn’s icy moon invites further study, and The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft celebrates an anniversary.

Seeing Ourselves in Space

When we look at our planet, look for life, or direct a rover to look at itself, we see ourselves in new ways.

Unlikely Space Travelers

Squid, mice, and stuffed animals may seem like Earthlings, but this week they’re coming to you from space.

Solar Plasma and Europan Magma

From solar storms to underwater volcanoes and asteroid close calls, catch up on what’s scary and beautiful this week in space.

Seeking Small Worlds

A spacecraft leaves one asteroid as planetary defense experts turn to others.

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