Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
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.
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.
The maps will help plan scientific field trips for the rover as it explores an ancient river delta.
Celebrating Shoemaker Grant winners, Society awards, and volunteer efforts around the world.
More than one hundred Planetary Society members from near and far advocated for space science and exploration in Washington, D.C. on 10 February 2020.
A new paper recaps mission events, discusses solar sail performance, and describes how the spacecraft's orbit has changed.
Six proposals are awarded a total of $57,906. The winners come from 4 countries on 3 continents.
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