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Weather Scrubs a Launch, Forms Mars Dunes, and Inspires Art

The Planetary Society • May 29, 2020

Get ready for the rescheduled Crew Dragon launch and catch up on the highlights of the week in space.

Martian Mud and a Milestone in Human Spaceflight

The Planetary Society • May 22, 2020

Get your space exploration news and see what happens when you leave paint on the launchpad.

The Bold Plan to See Continents and Oceans on Another Earth

Nancy Atkinson • May 21, 2020

A group of researchers, backed by NASA funding, wants to use solar sails and the Sun's gravity to capture an image of an exoplanet so sharp we can see continents, oceans, and clouds.

Your Guide to Crew Dragon's First Astronaut Flight

The Planetary Society • May 20, 2020

SpaceX is launching NASA astronauts on the first crewed commercial flight to the International Space Station. Learn how to watch live, read background material, and learn how you can get involved.

NASA's Commercial Crew Program is a Fantastic Deal

Casey Dreier • May 19, 2020

NASA's commercial crew program stands to be the agency's lowest-cost human spacecraft effort in nearly 60 years.

Sampling an Asteroid and Exploring Alien Oceans

The Planetary Society • May 15, 2020

Get the scoop on space news and try out a spaceship docking simulator.

Visiting Perseverance During Its Final Week at JPL

Jess Mollerup • May 11, 2020

An undergraduate physics research student describes her visit to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to see the Perseverance rover before it shipped to Florida for launch.

Venus' Watery Past, and Listening to Mars

The Planetary Society • May 08, 2020

The latest in space exploration, from new Europa images to a movie filmed in space, plus some inspiration for at-home space art.

Ten New Pictures from LightSail 2

The Planetary Society • May 04, 2020

Images from around the globe, plus some night pictures and the spacecraft's solar panels.

A Comet Breakup and a Planet Defined

The Planetary Society • May 01, 2020

From space news to vintage tees, here’s everything you need to stay connected to planetary exploration.

A Puffy Planet and a Cat on Titan

The Planetary Society • April 24, 2020

News from the forefront of exploration, plus a collection to help you keep your cosmic calm.

A New Exoplanet and a Martian Helicopter

The Planetary Society • April 17, 2020

Learn all about what’s happening in space exploration, and check out some great space art.

A Fractured Comet and a Deep Dive into Planetary Science Funding

The Planetary Society • April 10, 2020

Everything you need to know about space science and exploration, including an Apollo anniversary, a gravity slingshot, and a global celebration of space.

Dive deep into the history of planetary exploration funding

Casey Dreier • April 08, 2020

This unique, comprehensive dataset includes the full budget history, by year, of every NASA planetary science mission and related activities.

A Voyage to Mercury, and the Latest in Space Policy

The Planetary Society • April 03, 2020

Plus space backgrounds for your work-at-home meetings

Video Chat From Outer Space With These Custom Wallpapers

Emily Lakdawalla • April 01, 2020

Since some services like Zoom allow you to create virtual backgrounds, The Planetary Society offers you the opportunity to take your home office to Mars, or the Moon, or other fun places in space.

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

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