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

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Press Releases

Sep 23, 2014

Bill Nye and The Planetary Society Host Canadian Space Program Celebration


On the evening of Wednesday, October 1, 2014, live local and online audiences will head for the final frontier for a lively celebration of Canada’s space science achievements.

Nov 30, 2012

Mars and Planetary Science Experts Available for Commentary Following NASA December 3 Press Conference

To enhance the public's understanding of this complex program, The Planetary Society is making available several expert commentators to help explain the findings and provide overall perspective of the Mission.

Mar 03, 2012

Asteroid 2012 DA14 Discovery Enabled by Planetary Society Grant

In less than a year, an asteroid that is half the size of a football field will pass within just a few thousand miles of our planet. The discovery of this object, dubbed 2012 DA14, was made possible by a Shoemaker Near Earth Object (NEO) grant provided by the Planetary Society.

Latest Articles on planetary.org

A New Understanding

Abigail Fraeman examines how the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, changed our view of Mars.

Venus’ Ocean of Air and Clouds

Javier Peralta plumbs the depths of Venus’ atmosphere through the eyes of the Venus Express and Akatsuki orbiters.

The State of Planetary Defense

Vishnu Reddy delivers a sober but hopeful report on our understanding of near-Earth objects, their dangers, and our readiness.

Rosetta’s Ancient Comet

Rosetta is a European Space Agency mission with contributions from its member states and NASA. Operating such a complex mission with its 11 instruments and Philae lander is a success story in itself, but Rosetta’s greatest success is the science it delivered.

Treasure Hunting With Hayabusa2

IN THE EARLY hours of 22 February, light was just beginning to brighten the campus of JAXA’s Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS) in Kanagawa, Japan. It should have been a quiet time, but the Hayabusa2 control room was packed with people. We were about to land on an asteroid.

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Bill Nye Head Shot - Dark
Bill Nye Head Shot - Dark F. Scott Schafer
Bill Nye and the World
Bill Nye and the World F. Scott Schafer
Bill Nye with LightSail Model
Bill Nye with LightSail Model F. Scott Schafer
Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society
Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society F. Scott Schafer

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