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

See for yourself

See the month’s coolest space pictures, see planets in the night sky, and create the future in space that you want to see.

That’s a mare

An unusual lunar feature, Saturn’s shining rings, and Mars’ complex gullies.

Announcing the 2023 Shoemaker NEO grant winners

Meet the latest round of winners in The Planetary Society's Shoemaker Near-Earth Object (NEO) grant program, which funds astronomers around the world in their efforts to find, track, and characterize near-Earth asteroids.

Marrying the arts and science in space

Recent University of Pittsburgh graduate Ariel Barreiro is joining The Planetary Society for a summer fellowship through the Zed Factor Fellowship program. She shares her thoughts about space, careers, and working with The Planetary Society in this interview.

Space salads and salty waters

The two winning proposals in the 2023 round of STEP grants are a project that will compare different methods of growing edible plants in simulated deep-space exploration conditions, and a project that will study salty lakes on Earth that share characteristics with the past and present oceans of other planets and moons.

Moonshadow, Moonshadow

The Moon casts shadows on itself and on Earth, environmental concerns overshadow a test launch’s success, and exoplanets are awesome (beyond a shadow of a doubt).

Spectacularly crepuscular!

Curiosity captures crepuscular rays on Mars, a new member community launches, and solar sailing takes exploration into the future.

Welcome to your member community!

The Planetary Society has a new virtual space for members to connect and work together to advance space science and exploration.

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