Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
Earth isn't the only planet with snow. From Io to Enceladus, here's where snow can be found in our solar system.
Comet Leonard heads out to roam free in interstellar space, alongside rogue planets, their moons, and maybe even life.
Our exploration of the solar system combined with two decades of exoplanet research tells us there are several possibilities for life to exist on starless planets and their moons.
From a space station cemetery to a super-resilient spacecraft, the feats of human ingenuity that make space exploration possible are the stuff of science fiction dreams.
Tips on seeing a comet that will be visible throughout Dec. 2021 and into Jan. 2022.
While missions are achieving new things, the cosmos reminds us that some things are universal.
Looking back at an amazing year in space, here on Earth and beyond.
With space missions like JWST and Voyager, decades of development yield decades of discovery.
Our host star takes center stage, and JWST demands a little more patience.
A comet, an eclipse, a meteor shower, and planets... all are amazing reasons to look up at the night skies.
An introduction to full-sky astrophotography using a digital camera.
This week we take a look at some of the amazing Mars exploration being conducted, and celebrate the highlights of space in 2021.
The values that have driven space exploration since its beginnings are still going strong today.
Take a look at some of Earth’s epic impact craters, and learn what we’re doing to ensure they’re our last.
Taking a look at volcanic worlds in our solar system and exoplanets that might crack under pressure.
An up-close look at volcanoes in space and how they differ from those on Earth.
A new era for planetary defense.
Looking at where you came from, and seeking your opinions.
In celebration of Halloween, take a terrifying tour through our creepy cosmos.
The realities of space go beyond what we can see, and perhaps even beyond what we can imagine.