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

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.

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.

Unlikely Space Travelers

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

Seeking Small Worlds

A spacecraft leaves one asteroid as planetary defense experts turn to others.

A Perseverance extravaganza!

Witness the Mars rover’s dramatic landing from every angle, and help make more exploration like this happen.

The Year 2020 in Pictures

These pictures helped us find hope and perseverance during a tough year on planet Earth.

Calibrating Mars

Two colorful calibration targets will help scientists measure what the Perseverance rover sees on Mars.

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