Space News

A ridge over hidden water

Planetary Society News - Fri, 02/23/2024 - 10:30
Ridges on Mars and Europa hint at past and present water. Distant dwarf planets are unexpectedly warm. And we’re working hard to help find life.
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Can SpaceX’s Starship save Mars Sample Return?

Planetary Society News - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 11:28
Though promising conceptually, Starship presents more questions than answers for NASA's Mars Sample Return needs.
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OSIRIS-APEX, NASA's asteroid Apophis chaser

Planetary Society News - Tue, 02/20/2024 - 16:49
The NASA probe is on a mission to the potentially dangerous asteroid Apophis
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How to host an eclipse party

Planetary Society News - Tue, 02/20/2024 - 10:00
Hosting a solar eclipse-watching party is a fantastic way to share one of nature’s most awe-inspiring events with your friends and family. Here’s a guide to hosting a safe and memorable eclipse-watching party.
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Far from predictable

Planetary Society News - Fri, 02/16/2024 - 10:30
Some things, like solar cycles, are hard to predict. Others, like Zoozve taking the world by storm, are even more unpredictable.
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The path forward for Mars Sample Return

Planetary Society News - Wed, 02/14/2024 - 14:25
A brief summary of The Planetary Society's policy principles and recommendations for Mars Sample Return.
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Become an Eclipse Explorer!

Planetary Society News - Wed, 02/14/2024 - 10:46
In anticipation of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, The Planetary Society has partnered with the National Park Service to launch a new Eclipse Explorer Junior Ranger booklet.
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The history and motivations behind India's growing space program

Planetary Society News - Tue, 02/13/2024 - 10:00
Gurbir Singh joined us on Planetary Radio: Space Policy Edition to discuss the history and motivations behind India’s space program.
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What is Venus' quasi-moon Zoozve?

Planetary Society News - Mon, 02/12/2024 - 15:34
The story behind the newly-named quasi-satellite of Venus.
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The best places to search for life in our Solar System

Planetary Society News - Mon, 02/12/2024 - 10:00
From Earth's neighboring planets to distant moons, these are the best places to look for alien life.
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Cool and mysterious

Planetary Society News - Fri, 02/09/2024 - 10:30
A cool moon, a mysterious planet, and a potentially hazardous asteroid feature in this week’s space news roundup.
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The Planetary Society’s Search for Life Symposium

Planetary Society News - Thu, 02/08/2024 - 11:03
An in-person, invitation-only workshop to help guide future Planetary Society programs.
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How layoffs at JPL can be traced to a stalemate in Congress

Planetary Society News - Wed, 02/07/2024 - 00:03
A battle over the future of Mars Sample Return is taking a toll on NASA’s workforce.
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The coolest moons of Jupiter and Saturn you’ve never heard of

Planetary Society News - Mon, 02/05/2024 - 10:00
Meet the lesser-known moons of our Solar System's gas giants.
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Go fetch!

Planetary Society News - Fri, 02/02/2024 - 10:30
A rover collects samples, future Mars Sample Return missions will retrieve them, and perhaps a robotic dog will play fetch somewhere along the way.
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What to look forward to in space in 2024

Planetary Society News - Fri, 02/02/2024 - 10:00
A total solar eclipse and the launch of Europa Clipper are on our list of cosmic events to get excited about this year.
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What went wrong with Mars Sample Return

Planetary Society News - Wed, 01/31/2024 - 10:00
An edited transcript of an interview with Orlando Figueroa, chair of the independent review team that evaluated NASA's Mars Sample Return program.
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Principles for Mars Sample Return

Planetary Society News - Tue, 01/30/2024 - 09:00
Do it now. Do the science proposed by the community. Do it together. But do it with balance.
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Uranus' biggest unsolved mysteries

Planetary Society News - Mon, 01/29/2024 - 10:00
Distant, icy Uranus has puzzled scientists for decades. From its sideways spin to its mysterious magnetic field, the oddball world has many secrets waiting to be revealed.
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Colorful faults and false colors

Planetary Society News - Fri, 01/26/2024 - 10:30
We might not know what color the planets really are, but we know a whole lot of other fascinating things about them.
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