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Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.

We love Lucy

Everything you need to know about NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids.

Rocky worlds rock

This week we're all about the rocky planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

Supereruptions and psychedelia

The surface of Mars can teach us about its history and, with the right imaging techniques, conjure flashbacks of 60s psychedelia.

The best seat in the solar system

Look at some extraordinary views from space and imagine what you’d see if you had the best seat on SpaceX’s Dragon capsule.

Dunes and doppelgangers

What can we learn from patterns in the Martian sands? And what’s that Earth-like planet over there?

Proximity and distance

Looking at planets and moons from near and far, and figuring out how to get all the way out there.

LightSail 2 Sails On!

The Planetary Society’s crowdfunded LightSail 2 spacecraft is going strong and still making history.

Jaw-Dropping Jupiter

10 years after launching, Juno is still showing us Jupiter’s stunning beauty.

We Love to Buggy

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission that introduced Moon buggies to the world, and catch up on this week’s space news.

The Icy Intrigue of Enceladus

Saturn’s icy moon invites further study, and The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft celebrates an anniversary.

Seeing Ourselves in Space

When we look at our planet, look for life, or direct a rover to look at itself, we see ourselves in new ways.

Unlikely Space Travelers

Squid, mice, and stuffed animals may seem like Earthlings, but this week they’re coming to you from space.

Venusian Probes and UFOs

Venus is an intimidating destination for spacecraft, and we’re pretty sure Earth hasn’t yet been a destination for aliens.

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