Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
Explore the two-faced Moon and meet two new projects paving the way for the future of space science.
The new STEP Grants program is designed to regularly compete a significant portion of The Planetary Society’s science and technology portfolio.
Discover how we use light to look for signs of life beyond Earth, and meet the newest batch of Planetary Society-funded asteroid hunters.
More funds than ever before support the work of asteroid hunters from around the world.
Find out what a super blood Moon is, and celebrate a milestone in Mars exploration.
A spacecraft leaves one asteroid as planetary defense experts turn to others.
Don’t leave it up to cosmic fate; take action right now to defend our planet from dangerous impacts.
We check in our last round of grant winners, who are helping to defend Earth from dangerous asteroids.
Take a look at distant worlds, far-out views of the cosmos, and even some remote possibilities with this week’s scoop on space news and solar system history.
Two colorful calibration targets will help scientists measure what the Perseverance rover sees on Mars.
PlanetVac, developed by Honeybee Robotics, is designed to be a reliable, flexible, low-cost sample collection technology.
The kilometer-wide object won't hit Earth, but would cause global-scale devastation if it did.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Center for Solar System Studies, a perennial Planetary Society Shoemaker NEO Grant winner, is a small observatory that makes big contributions to near-Earth asteroid research.