Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
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.
New research says methane levels detected in the plumes of one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus, might point to a habitable world.
Saturn’s icy moon invites further study, and The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft celebrates an anniversary.
NASA's Dragonfly dual-quadcopter will carry a suite of instruments designed to analyze the surface of Saturn's moon, Titan.
When we look at our planet, look for life, or direct a rover to look at itself, we see ourselves in new ways.
Here are some of our favorite pictures of Saturn's iconic rings, featuring images from Cassini, Voyager 1 and 2 and more.
How did our solar system come to be? Why are the planets, asteroids, comets, and other small worlds where they are now?
Take a look at space image processing, and try it yourself. Plus, catch up on the week’s space news.
There's still time to get outside and see Jupiter and Saturn together in the evening sky.
Catch up on the week’s space news and consider planetary atmospheres from a few thought-provoking perspectives.
A team of scientists are pitching NASA a mission that would sample Enceladus' plumes from orbit and the surface.
Feast your eyes on these images from space, catch up on the latest in exploration news, and get the lowdown on what’s up in the night sky.
With 3 spacecraft en route to Mars, we’re sharing mission news, Martian maps, and a chance to meet Bill Nye.
Six scientists share the major planetary science discoveries of the past decade, and the questions that will drive the next 10 years of solar system exploration.
The leader of the Cassini spacecraft imaging team discusses pale blue dots, life on Enceladus, terraforming Mars, Pluto, Carl Sagan, and more.
Sporting 8 rotors and a nuclear power source like the Mars Curiosity rover, Dragonfly will launch in 2026 and arrive at Titan in 2034.
Last month marked the 40th anniversary of the historic Voyager 1 encounter with Jupiter in 1979.
Imagine 2 icy worlds far from the Sun. Their serene, blue atmospheres. Huge, ominous-looking storms. Tantalizing glimpses of moons with exotic, icy terrains. Delicate sets of encircling rings.
If you're expecting to gather with extended family on Thanksgiving, avoid the politics. Here are some conversation starters to use at the dinner table that everyone can engage in.