Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
From gas orbiting a supermassive black hole to asteroids orbiting near the Earth, sometimes the vastness of space can feel a bit tight.
While missions are achieving new things, the cosmos reminds us that some things are universal.
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.
China’s Zhurong Mars rover snaps a selfie and gets a bird’s-eye-view pic from above, and asteroid hunters of all kinds look out for dangerous rocks.
Find out what a super blood Moon is, and celebrate a milestone in Mars exploration.
With 3 new missions safely at Mars, we’re ready for the next era of exploration and discovery.
This week the world’s attention is on Mars as its next era of exploration begins. We’re also digging into space policy, with new actions you can take.
Two maps by The Planetary Society show all the places we've landed or crashed on Mars as of June 2020.
Javier Gómez-Elvira anticipates the next phase of the search for life on the Red Planet.
NASA's Mars 2020 rover isn't the only spacecraft heading to Mars in two years.
In the last two months, there has been significant news about the European-Russian 2018 mission and about NASA’s 2020 rover. NASA also has announced that it would like to send a new orbiter to the Red Planet in the early 2020s.
China is moving forward with plans to launch an orbiter and rover to Mars in the 2020 launch opportunity. The Mars program also includes plans for sample return in 2030.