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Welcome to The Planetary Society's Press Room. Here you'll find the latest information about Society events, programs, leaders, and other news about the exploration of the universe.

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Press Releases

Aug 24, 2006

What's in a Name? Planet or Not, Pluto Waits for Us

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially defined the word "planet" and, in doing so, downgraded Pluto's status from "planet" to "dwarf planet."

Aug 15, 2006

Planetary Society Joins Expedition to Test Spacesuit in Arctic

The Planetary Society has joined forces with a consortium of scientists to test how well spacesuits can protect both the astronauts who wear them and the distant worlds they may explore.

Jul 31, 2006

Stardust@home: Calling All Dust Hunters

The Planetary Society is looking for good dust-spotters to join Stardust@home, a project where internet users search for microscopic interstellar dust particles captured by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.

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