Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
An update on The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 mission, which launched in 2015.
Space exploration comes at a cost, but the investment is always worthwhile.
The values that have driven space exploration since its beginnings are still going strong today.
Take a look at some of Earth’s epic impact craters, and learn what we’re doing to ensure they’re our last.
The prestigious Washington, D.C. institution will display two models of LightSail 2, which is continuing to demonstrate flight by light in Earth orbit.
Almost 30 months after liftoff, the mission continues to help prepare for the next generation of solar sail missions.
Taking a look at volcanic worlds in our solar system and exoplanets that might crack under pressure.
This week we're all about the rocky planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.
The newest issue of The Planetary Report takes a look at the James Webb Space Telescope and what it will teach us about the cosmos.
When we explore space we see familiar things: seasons, ice caps, and maybe someday even plants.
What can we learn from patterns in the Martian sands? And what’s that Earth-like planet over there?
Looking at planets and moons from near and far, and figuring out how to get all the way out there.
The Planetary Society’s crowdfunded LightSail 2 spacecraft is going strong and still making history.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission that introduced Moon buggies to the world, and catch up on this week’s space news.
Saturn’s icy moon invites further study, and The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft celebrates an anniversary.
Squid, mice, and stuffed animals may seem like Earthlings, but this week they’re coming to you from space.
Two years after launch, The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft is still solar sailing and paving the way for future missions.
NEA Scout will visit a near-Earth asteroid and Solar Cruiser will test the largest solar sail yet.
Learn about planetary protection for exploring other worlds and get caught up on the week’s space news.
Looking back into space and time, and looking forward to mission milestones and new endeavors. All this and more in your weekly space digest.