Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
The Moon casts shadows on itself and on Earth, environmental concerns overshadow a test launch’s success, and exoplanets are awesome (beyond a shadow of a doubt).
What happened with Psyche?
When the Psyche mission missed its launch date in 2022, it caused a ripple-effect of delays and budget woes for other JPL-led missions. Dr. Laurie Leshin, JPL's new director, shares her insights into the unique challenges facing her team and what she's doing to change JPL for the better.
Asteroids worth getting psyched about
New discoveries from Ryugu, material heading our way from Bennu, and anticipation for a mission to Psyche.
Curiosity captures crepuscular rays on Mars, a new member community launches, and solar sailing takes exploration into the future.
More worlds, anyone?
The more we search, the more we find. From exoplanets to moons to asteroids, the list of worlds just keeps growing.
By Jove! (Literally)
Jupiter’s moons have always been exciting to explore, and a new era of Jovian moon research is about to begin.
Your impact: December solstice 2022
A great kickstart to our new kids membership program!
Two pale blue dots
Reflecting on Carl Sagan’s influence on this pale blue dot we call Earth.
A year in review and a reddish hue
Get ready for a total lunar eclipse and pick your favorites from this year in space.
Best space pictures of the month: October 2022
Stunning views of Europa and the Eagle Nebula headline our roundup of space images released last month.
Creepy Cosmos! Scary space! Petrifying planets!
An especially spooky Halloween edition of The Downlink.
The future is looking brighter thanks to a proven asteroid deflection technique and an array of visionary ideas for space exploration innovation.
NASA says DART's asteroid impact was a huge success
On Tuesday, Oct. 11, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced that early observations indicate NASA's DART mission successfully moved asteroid moonlet Dimorphos.
Look and see
New views of Europa, favorite sights from JWST, looking at the Cosmos from the air, and other ways to visually soak up our Universe.
A smashing success
Celebrate DART’s successful self-destruction and behold the jewels of the Cosmos.
See DART’s final images before it smashed into an asteroid
NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft intentionally crashed into Dimorphos, the moon of an asteroid named Didymos.
Brighten up your day
JWST captures more astonishing images and insights, and DART gets ready for impact.
DART impact: What to expect
Get ready for NASA's demonstration of a planetary defense technique that could deflect a future asteroid on course to hit Earth.
Rock stars love space, and who can blame them! Take a look at awesome images, exciting science, and the connection between music and exploration.
Cloudy with a chance of life
Looking at the myriad possibilities that may exist within the clouds of Venus.