Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
Scientists spot possible signs of active volcanism on Venus
The findings bolster long-held suspicions that the planet, which is covered in volcanic rock, is still active today.
The secrets of Jupiter’s tiny new moons
Jupiter's 92 confirmed moons can teach us how the giant planets formed, and what conditions were like in the early Solar System.
The future of solar sailing
An exciting future for solar sailing is on the horizon.
Best space pictures of the month: January 2023
A sample depot on Mars and a stunning green comet top this month's space highlights.
What to expect from Juno's Io flybys, and why a proposed mission there would tell us more
NASA's Juno spacecraft will spend 2023 flying closer and closer to Jupiter's moon Io.
Here are some of our favorite LightSail 2 pictures
LightSail 2 captured numerous images to help the mission team monitor the sail and showcase the beauty of solar sailing.
Your guide to rings of the Solar System
Tour the rings of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, plus asteroids, a dwarf planet, and an exoplanet.
Best space pictures of the month: November 2022
NASA's chief of exploration mission planning Nujoud Merancy walks us through a picture from the Orion spacecraft.
LightSail 2 completes mission with atmospheric reentry
The three-and-a-half-year solar sailing mission showed LightSail 2 could change its orbit with sunlight alone.
Artemis I launch guide: What to expect
NASA's Space Launch System rocket is sending the Orion crew capsule to the Moon and back.
Best space pictures of the month: October 2022
Stunning views of Europa and the Eagle Nebula headline our roundup of space images released last month.
Your guide to water on Mars
Mars used to have oceans, lakes, and rivers. Where did the water go, how much is left, and how can we use it for science and exploration?
DART impact: What to expect
Get ready for NASA's demonstration of a planetary defense technique that could deflect a future asteroid on course to hit Earth.
What Cassini continues to reveal about Saturn
Saturn continues to surprise as scientists comb through 13 years of Cassini data.
Patience for Uranus
The road back to Uranus is paved with a complicated mix of science and politics.
Who gets to use JWST and what's it like?
There are only so many hours of telescope time available to unlock the secrets of the Universe.
Life on Venus? New updates on the search
Astronomer Jane Greaves presents new findings that could support of phosphine in the clouds of Venus.
JWST versus Hubble: How are they different?
Unlike Hubble, JWST was primarily designed to see the universe in infrared light, revealing ancient galaxies, peering through nebulae, and uncovering exoplanet atmospheres.
Moon features you can see from Earth
What can you see on the Moon tonight? This guide from The Planetary Society will help you identify some features.
JWST launch guide: Everything you need to know
NASA’s long-awaited, greatly anticipated observatory has blasted off on a mission to revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos.