Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
Comet Leonard heads out to roam free in interstellar space, alongside rogue planets, their moons, and maybe even life.
While missions are achieving new things, the cosmos reminds us that some things are universal.
Our host star takes center stage, and JWST demands a little more patience.
A comet, an eclipse, a meteor shower, and planets... all are amazing reasons to look up at the night skies.
This week we take a look at some of the amazing Mars exploration being conducted, and celebrate the highlights of space in 2021.
The values that have driven space exploration since its beginnings are still going strong today.
Take a look at some of Earth’s epic impact craters, and learn what we’re doing to ensure they’re our last.
Exclusive Planetary Society materials to help space fans tell the world about NASA's upcoming mission to impact an asteroid.
Taking a look at volcanic worlds in our solar system and exoplanets that might crack under pressure.
A new era for planetary defense.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission that introduced Moon buggies to the world, and catch up on this week’s space news.
Saturn’s icy moon invites further study, and The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft celebrates an anniversary.
When we look at our planet, look for life, or direct a rover to look at itself, we see ourselves in new ways.
Squid, mice, and stuffed animals may seem like Earthlings, but this week they’re coming to you from space.
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.
What two famous 1998 asteroid movies got right and wrong.
This November, NASA will launch the world’s first mission to test a method of deflecting an asteroid.
Look at eclipses from the perspective of Earth, the Moon, and beyond. Plus catch up on the week’s space news.
From solar storms to underwater volcanoes and asteroid close calls, catch up on what’s scary and beautiful this week in space.
Find out what a super blood Moon is, and celebrate a milestone in Mars exploration.