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Jan 19, 1999

Planetary Society Turns Eyes to the Skies for ET

The Planetary Society will turn eyes to the skies to scan for possible light signals with three new optical SETI (the search for extraterrestrial intelligence) programs.

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Latest Articles on planetary.org

Hayabusa2's Approach phase has begun with a new photo of Ryugu!

On June 3, Hayabusa2 ended use of its ion engines, for now, and is coasting the remaining distance toward Ryugu. It's using an optical navigation camera to image the asteroid's position against a field of background stars to help it navigate.

NASA is beloved; the Moon, not so much

A new poll shows broad support for space exploration in the United States. But sending astronauts to the Moon ranks as the lowest priority among the public.

Big news from the magnetosphere

At five years and counting, the Van Allen Probes mission continues to reshape our thinking about how Earth’s radiation belts flex and reconfigure under the influence of solar storms.

A WIYN-win partnership

NASA and the National Science Foundation are teaming up to observe exoplanets discovered by Kepler and TESS.

The Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Makes Tracks on Magical Mystery Tour of Different Rocks

Opportunity continued exploring the south trough of Perseverance in May, still looking for evidence that explains just how this one-of-a-kind valley meandering through Endeavour Crater’s rim formed.

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Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society
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