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

Patience for Uranus

The road back to Uranus is paved with a complicated mix of science and politics.

Space rocks!

Rock stars love space, and who can blame them! Take a look at awesome images, exciting science, and the connection between music and exploration.

Rather remarkable robots

The robotic explorers of our Cosmos are truly impressive, as showcased by several spacecraft this week.

Space brings out the best in us

Space exploration is at its core an optimistic, peaceful and cooperative endeavor. This week we look at some reminders of that spirit of exploration.

Proximity and distance

Looking at planets and moons from near and far, and figuring out how to get all the way out there.

News brief: Voyager 2 has passed beyond the heliopause

Voyager 2 is now outside the reach of the solar wind, traveling in the interstellar medium. Unlike Voyager 1, Voyager 2 has a working plasma spectrometer so will be doing exciting new science. It is expected to last another 5 to 10 years, though not with all instruments operating.

How long is a day on Saturn?

One of the Cassini mission's goals was to figure out how long a day on Saturn is. We still don't know. A new paper reports a measurement of the rotation period of Saturn that is different from past measurements.

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