Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
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.
While missions are achieving new things, the cosmos reminds us that some things are universal.
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.
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.
Exclusive Planetary Society materials to help space fans tell the world about NASA's upcoming mission to impact an asteroid.
Taking a look at volcanic worlds in our solar system and exoplanets that might crack under pressure.
A new era for planetary defense.
The newest issue of The Planetary Report takes a look at the James Webb Space Telescope and what it will teach us about the cosmos.
Theoretical work in SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, is dominated by two key concepts: the Fermi paradox and the Drake equation.
SpaceX is preparing to launch the first-ever entirely civilian mission — Inspiration4 — into Earth orbit.
The ongoing hunt for Earth-like worlds, especially over the next few decades, hopes to illuminate how ordinary and extraordinary our planet may be.
Spacecraft need power to reach the dark, dusty, distant locales of our solar system. Safe, non-weapons-grade plutonium-238 provides that power when solar energy can't cut it.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission that introduced Moon buggies to the world, and catch up on this week’s space news.
Saturn’s icy moon invites further study, and The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft celebrates an anniversary.
Jupiter’s cyclones are beautiful, and the Sun’s storms and flares are a little bit scary.
When we look at our planet, look for life, or direct a rover to look at itself, we see ourselves in new ways.