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Theoretical work in SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, is dominated by two key concepts: the Fermi paradox and the Drake equation.
This November, NASA will launch the world’s first mission to test a method of deflecting an asteroid.
NASA picked SpaceX's Starship to land humans on the Moon as part of the agency's Artemis program. The decision will help humans land on Mars.
All the best moments so far from NASA's Perseverance rover, all in one place.
NEA Scout will visit a near-Earth asteroid and Solar Cruiser will test the largest solar sail yet.
There's still time to get outside and see Jupiter and Saturn together in the evening sky.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, so here are the reasons why there may or may not be aliens in our cosmic backyard.
What can you see on the Moon tonight? This guide from The Planetary Society will help you identify some features.
Arecibo helped us explore the cosmos and our solar system, search for life, and defend Earth from potentially dangerous asteroids.
The last time was a test. This time it was for real. SpaceX successfully launched 4 astronauts to the International Space Station on 15 November 2020.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx successfully collected a sample from asteroid Bennu on 20 October 2020.
PlanetVac, developed by Honeybee Robotics, is designed to be a reliable, flexible, low-cost sample collection technology.
The kilometer-wide object won't hit Earth, but would cause global-scale devastation if it did.
Every 6 months, we ask our recent Planetary Society Shoemaker NEO Grant winners for a progress report. Here's what they told us.
A new paper recaps mission events, discusses solar sail performance, and describes how the spacecraft's orbit has changed.
The Center for Solar System Studies, a perennial Planetary Society Shoemaker NEO Grant winner, is a small observatory that makes big contributions to near-Earth asteroid research.
Thanks to our members and donors, The Planetary Society participated in several activities at the 2019 International Astronautical Conference.
More than 50,000 people supported LightSail 2. But only one person can talk to the spacecraft at a time, and it's often a student.
The yet-to-be-named telescope would launch as soon as 2024, as part of NASA's new, multi-pronged approach to planetary defense.
When LightSail 2 recently flew south of The Planetary Society's headquarters, CEO Bill Nye and other staff members stepped outside to listen.