Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
With anniversaries come reflections, and there’s a lot to look back on in the history of space.
NASA's chief of exploration mission planning Nujoud Merancy walks us through a picture from the Orion spacecraft.
Get ready for a total lunar eclipse and pick your favorites from this year in space.
Stunning views of Europa and the Eagle Nebula headline our roundup of space images released last month.
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?
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.
Robots, scientists, citizens, and artists team up to explore the Cosmos in this week’s Downlink.
NASA's latest plans for its Mars Sample Return mission will rely on the Perseverance rover and two 'Ingenuity-class' helicopters.
If there is Martian life then it could be in ice water under the red planet’s surface. The Mars Life Explorer, included in the most recent Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey, would search for this.
The robotic explorers of our Cosmos are truly impressive, as showcased by several spacecraft this week.
See images your eyes wouldn’t normally be able to see, and learn about what these images can teach you.
Sample the best tidbits from space exploration this week, including news from across the Solar System and beyond, and personal insights from leaders of exploration.
JWST’s stunning first science images
Whether it’s a mission, a policy decision, or an individual person, sometimes all it takes is one thing to change the way we explore.
Planets are beautiful and fascinating enough on their own, but there’s no denying that moons and rings add a little something special.
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.
Technological innovation is a big part of the fun of space exploration, and you can help make it happen.
A Martian explorer hunkers down for winter and a planet’s haze is explained.