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The story behind the newly-named quasi-satellite of Venus.
A total solar eclipse and the launch of Europa Clipper are on our list of cosmic events to get excited about this year.
A handy guide to help tease apart the differences between asteroids, comets, meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids. e
On Nov. 1, 2023, NASA’s Lucy spacecraft flew past Dinkinesh, a small asteroid in the main belt, and discovered a binary pair of moonlets in orbit around the asteroid.
The spacecraft has begun its six-year journey to the same-name metal world.
The Psyche spacecraft is scheduled to blast off on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on Oct. 13.
The Planetary Society spoke to Mike Puzio, who won our "Name that asteroid!" contest back in 2013.
The sample capsule parachuted to a landing at the Department of Defense’s Utah Test and Training Range southwest of Salt Lake City.
Discover what causes a comet’s color and what it might be like to listen to one whiz by.
Comet Nishimura was discovered in August 2023, and is passing close to Earth and the Sun in September. Learn more about it and how to find it.
The spacecraft will drop off its precious samples of asteroid Bennu on Sept. 24, 2023.
If a large asteroid impacted the Moon, would it cause problems for us here on Earth?
This week in space: Mars days almost match up with ours, and light and molecules are created by distant stars.
The Planetary Society Shoemaker NEO Grant winner learned from his mother and grandfather, while also forging his own path.
How OSIRIS-REx’s samples build upon our knowledge of asteroids and the early Solar System.
The OSIRIS-REx team explains the journey home.
We’re always learning more about the worlds of the outer Solar System, and even those beyond.
Kinetic impactor or nuclear blast? Here are some ways to defend our planet from a dangerous asteroid.
The Soyuz spacecraft have been helping humans get to and from space for decades, but that’s nothing compared to the billions of years that microorganisms have been making life on Earth possible.
Meet the Solar System’s five official dwarf planets, celebrate two major launches, and find out why planets sometimes seem to go backwards across the sky.