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Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.

All eyes on Mars

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.

Our New Map of Every Mars Landing Attempt, Ever

The Planetary Society has a new improved guide to all the places we've landed—or crashed—on Mars, plus planned locations for the upcoming Perseverance, Tianwen-1, and Rosalind Franklin rover missions.

What Comes Next on Mars?

Javier Gómez-Elvira anticipates the next phase of the search for life on the Red Planet.

Mars Plans Advance (and Occasionally Fade)

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.

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