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

Launching and descending

Artemis I is on its way to the Moon, Planetary Academy is here to inspire your kids, and LightSail 2 has come down.

LightSail 2 is about to burn up

After 3.5 years, 18,000 orbits of the Earth, and 8 million kilometers (5 million miles) traveled, The Planetary Society’s successful LightSail 2 solar sail spacecraft will burn up as it reenters the Earth’s atmosphere in the next few days.

Sights beyond the visible

See images your eyes wouldn’t normally be able to see, and learn about what these images can teach you.

Optimism, ethics and pride

The values that have driven space exploration since its beginnings are still going strong today.

LightSail 2 sails into Smithsonian

The prestigious Washington, D.C. institution will display two models of LightSail 2, which is continuing to demonstrate flight by light in Earth orbit.

Rocky worlds rock

This week we're all about the rocky planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

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.

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