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Astronomers around the world are working to protect the Earth from asteroid impacts, with the help of Planetary Society members and donors.
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.
Finding asteroids before they hit Earth not only protects us from harm, it can also yield beautiful photos.
A space-based solution like NEO Surveyor will find more asteroids, more quickly, than any ground-based alternative. Combined with deflection technology, this gives humanity a chance to alter its fate should a threatening asteroid be found early enough.
This year has been great for space exploration. With your support, we’ll make sure the future is even better.
This week we have images snapped the old-fashioned and cutting-edge ways, creative ways of thinking about exploration, and artwork that expresses the beauty of it all.
After nearly two decades of consideration, NASA made a formal commitment to NEO Surveyor, an asteroid-hunting space telescope.
Celebrating 50 years of Apollo 17, the last crewed mission to the Moon.
An especially spooky Halloween edition of The Downlink.
See images your eyes wouldn’t normally be able to see, and learn about what these images can teach you.
With so many asteroids out there, it’s up to us to defend our planet from impacts. Find out how you can make a difference.
Exploration will always face setbacks, but this week’s Downlink reminds us of the impressive human ability to persevere.
The National Space Society and The Planetary Society jointly argue for funding the asteroid-hunting NEO Surveyor mission.
NASA's proposal to slash funding for NEO Surveyor highlights the lessons unlearned after COVID.
Saturn’s icy moon invites further study, and The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft celebrates an anniversary.
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.
A space telescope that would find thousands of potential "city-killer" size asteroids was abruptly delayed due to unspecified and unrelated funding issues within NASA's science division.
The yet-to-be-named telescope would launch as soon as 2024, as part of NASA's new, multi-pronged approach to planetary defense.