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

Optimism, ethics and pride

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

Gifts for space lovers

Looking for the best space gifts for the holidays? Whether you’re shopping for the space enthusiast in your life or are looking for ideas for your own wish list, we’ve got you covered. This space gift guide brings together suggestions from the people who love space the most: Planetary Society members and supporters.

Star Trek: Picard Gets the Martian Landscape Right

The visual effects for the new television series Star Trek: Picard show a wonderfully realistic Mars in panoramic views that obviously rely upon NASA and ESA imagery. This article is spoiler-free except for the disclosure of an important event depicted in the opening moments of the show.

A Joyless 'First Man'

Space fans will enjoy the movie for its depictions of early spaceflight itself. But it avoids the richness and complexity of human experience, leaving behind awe and joy in favor of an emotional landscape as uninviting as the Moon.

Book Review: Sun Moon Earth

With the North American Total Solar Eclipse coming on August 21, people across the continent are getting eclipse mania! Astronomer Tyler Nordgren has written a detailed book on eclipses with a special focus on the August 21st event.

Review: ‘Rogue One’ is Star Wars comfort food

In a review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jason Davis says you're more likely to enjoy the film if you embrace it as comfort food—a story line that fits into a larger sequence of Star Wars events you already know.

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