Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
An overview of the 2023 Independent Review Board report on the state and future of Mars Sample Return.
Planetary Society members traveled to Washington, D.C., in September 2023 to advocate for the future of space science and exploration.
See the month’s coolest space pictures, see planets in the night sky, and create the future in space that you want to see.
An interview with Scott Pace about the Moon’s role in internationally cooperative human space exploration.
Terminators abound this week in space, and we’ll be back to Mars if NASA gets the budget it needs.
An unusual lunar feature, Saturn’s shining rings, and Mars’ complex gullies.
The House has yet to weigh in. And much can still happen before this threat is realized.
What's going on with Mars Sample Return?
What the debt limit deal means for NASA.
We’re always learning more about the worlds of the outer Solar System, and even those beyond.
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.
An interview with environmental policy expert Eric Roesch about what made the April 2023 Starship test launch so environmentally harmful, and why the Federal Aviation Administration may ultimately be to blame.
NASA's planetary budget is historically high, but it's still beset by challenges.
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).
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.
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.
The Planetary Society's all-virtual advocacy event was a success, with more than 1,500 advocacy actions taken.
Detailed Mars maps, insights into the Venusian surface, and views of Uranian rings all have one thing in common: they don’t happen without public support for space.
The changing fortunes of planetary defense.
VERITAS would peer through Venus’ clouds to study its surface like never before, but it needs your help.