Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
These pictures helped us find hope and perseverance during a tough year on planet Earth.
Two colorful calibration targets will help scientists measure what the Perseverance rover sees on Mars.
Hayabusa2 brings its sample safely to Earth, and the Geminids meteor shower approaches.
Results from your votes for the best of planetary science and exploration in 2020.
Arecibo helped us explore the cosmos and our solar system, search for life, and defend Earth from potentially dangerous asteroids.
PlanetVac, developed by Honeybee Robotics, is designed to be a reliable, flexible, low-cost sample collection technology.
Learn about planetary protection for exploring other worlds and get caught up on the week’s space news.
After 19 years, Emily Lakdawalla is leaving The Planetary Society.
Explore exciting news in the search for life beyond Earth, and take a trip down memory lane with our co-founder.
The kilometer-wide object won't hit Earth, but would cause global-scale devastation if it did.
Looking back into space and time, and looking forward to mission milestones and new endeavors. All this and more in your weekly space digest.
Every 6 months, we ask our recent Planetary Society Shoemaker NEO Grant winners for a progress report. Here's what they told us.
As the launch of NASA's Perseverance rover approaches, scientists for the Mastcam-Z instrument prepare for the rover's science activities.
The first Mars microphone, sponsored by The Planetary Society, flew aboard NASA's Polar Lander spacecraft, which crashed on the Red Planet in 1999.
All the latest space news, plus ways you can celebrate and advocate for space.
One year after launch, The Planetary Society’s solar sail spacecraft is embarking on an extended mission dedicated to further advancing solar sailing technology.
We're celebrating a successful Day of Action in Washington D.C., remembering [email protected], and looking forward to LightSail 2's extended mission.
Many of us are having a hard time looking up right now. It’s a painful moment. We here at The Planetary Society recognize we must do more to support Black people, including Black people who love space.
An undergraduate physics research student describes her visit to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to see the Perseverance rover before it shipped to Florida for launch.
Images from around the globe, plus some night pictures and the spacecraft's solar panels.
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