Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
Curiosity captures crepuscular rays on Mars, a new member community launches, and solar sailing takes exploration into the future.
Red hot space
This week’s roundup of space news and exploration inspiration will leave you seeing red (in the best way possible).
What does a bear have in common with a megatsunami?
An old image of Mars drives scientific questions today, moons and mini asteroids fuel fascination, and an unexpected ursine figure shows itself.
Best space pictures of the month: January 2023
A sample depot on Mars and a stunning green comet top this month's space highlights.
By Jove! (Literally)
Jupiter’s moons have always been exciting to explore, and a new era of Jovian moon research is about to begin.
I spy with my technologically enhanced eye
Seeing more with infrared cameras, radar telescopes, and good old-fashioned artistic instincts.
Frost happens throughout the Solar System, creating beautiful views. Learn why and check out the latest in space news.
Ending a year, looking to the future
This year has been great for space exploration. With your support, we’ll make sure the future is even better.
A long night, and “so long!” to InSight
Celebrate the December solstice, be thankful you’re not on Triton, and say goodbye to the InSight Mars lander.
The year in pictures: 2022
With JWST up and running, it’s one of our best Year in Pictures issues yet.
Going the distance to get the shot
A brief history of space imaging
Out-of-this-world astronauts (literally)
Celebrating 50 years of Apollo 17, the last crewed mission to the Moon.
Much has passed in decades past
With anniversaries come reflections, and there’s a lot to look back on in the history of space.
Best space pictures of the month: November 2022
NASA's chief of exploration mission planning Nujoud Merancy walks us through a picture from the Orion spacecraft.
A year in review and a reddish hue
Get ready for a total lunar eclipse and pick your favorites from this year in space.
Best space pictures of the month: October 2022
Stunning views of Europa and the Eagle Nebula headline our roundup of space images released last month.
Your guide to water on Mars
Mars used to have oceans, lakes, and rivers. Where did the water go, how much is left, and how can we use it for science and exploration?
Tianwen-3: China’s Mars sample return mission
China's Tianwen-3 aims to be the first to collect samples from Mars and deliver them to Earth, potentially landing back home two years ahead of the NASA and the European Space Agency MSR project
Rock stars love space, and who can blame them! Take a look at awesome images, exciting science, and the connection between music and exploration.
It’s a team effort
Robots, scientists, citizens, and artists team up to explore the Cosmos in this week’s Downlink.