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Feature: Exoplanets

2 March 2020

Your Guide to Exoplanets

Learn why and how we study exoplanets, and how you can get involved.

2 March 2020

Our Exoplanets Research

Scientists are searching for 100 Earth-like planets around other stars, and you can help.

Swapna Krishna ● 12 March 2020

What is the Habitable Zone?

The habitable zone is the not-too-hot, not-too-cold region around a star where liquid water can exist.

Emily Lakdawalla ● 2 March 2020

The Different Kinds of Exoplanets
You Meet in the Milky Way

Lava worlds. Hot Jupiters. Earth 2.0 candidates. Here's a rundown of some notable exoplanets.

Emily Lakdawalla & Staff ● 2 March 2020

How to Search for Exoplanets

Some methods almost sound like science fiction: Using gravity as a magnifying glass, watching stars wobble at turtle-like speeds, and searching for tiny dips in starlight.

2 March 2020

Your guide to WFIRST

WFIRST, NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, is the next step in our hunt for Earth-sized exoplanets.

Blogs & Articles

Space to Comfort, Teach, Share, and Escape

The Planetary Society • March 27, 2020

Plus a high-res map of Bennu, a virtual space party, and more

Our Responsibility to Deal more Kindly with One Another

Bill Nye • March 25, 2020

Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye shares how the Society is responding to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world.

A Conversation with Ann Druyan and a Fix for InSight

The Planetary Society • March 20, 2020

Did you know you can see Jupiter in the daytime?

The Possible Worlds of Ann Druyan

The Planetary Society • March 18, 2020

The executive producer, writer, and director of Cosmos and author of the companion book discusses the show’s third season, and why she believes science is the key to a better future

Here's How Scientists Mapped the Perseverance Rover's Landing Site

Corrine Rojas and Sarah Fagents and Samantha Jacob • March 16, 2020

The maps will help plan scientific field trips for the rover as it explores an ancient river delta.

An Epic Mars Panorama and a Space Board Game

The Planetary Society • March 13, 2020

The principal investigator of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission has a new board game, XTRONAUT 2.0: The Game of Solar System Exploration.

The Next 10 Years

The Planetary Report • March Equinox 2020

Six scientists share the major planetary science discoveries of the past decade, and the questions that will drive the next 10 years of solar system exploration.

Your Impact

The Planetary Report • March Equinox 2020

Celebrating Shoemaker Grant winners, Society awards, and volunteer efforts around the world.

An Exoplanet-Hunting Space Telescope and a Name for a Rover

The Planetary Society • March 06, 2020 • 3

Meet NASA’s Perseverance rover. Plus, we’re hiring!

Two Mars Missions Are Gutted Despite Near-Record Funding for Planetary Science

Casey Dreier • February 28, 2020 • 8

A new budget submission from the White House would continue record-high funding for planetary science, but proposes deep cuts to 2 productive Mars missions and defers funding for deep space telescope dedicated to finding hazardous near-Earth objects.

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