AuthorAll KeywordAllBill NyeBruce BettsCasey DreierJason DavisMat KaplanRae PaolettaAll ArticlesCurrent MissionsAkatsukiBepiColomboCuriosityExoMars Trace Gas OrbiterHayabusa2HubbleInsightInternational Space StationJunoLunar Reconnaissance OrbiterMars OdysseyMars Orbiter MissionMAVENNew HorizonsOSIRIS-RExVoyagerWISE and NEOWISESolar SystemSunMercuryVenusEarthMarsJupiterSaturnUranusNeptuneSmall BodiesStories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society. The DownlinkSo long, 2020, and thanks for all the spaceLook back on the year’s accomplishments and enjoy the beauty of the cosmos. The DownlinkThe great conjunction! (And how it functions)Everything you need to know about Saturn and Jupiter’s upcoming conjunction, and more from this week in space exploration. The DownlinkWish upon a shooting star (or a descending asteroid sample)Hayabusa2 brings its sample safely to Earth, and the Geminids meteor shower approaches.