Space News

How do humans try to communicate with aliens?

Planetary Society News - Tue, 10/10/2023 - 10:00
SETI is the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, using various techniques to look for signals from advanced alien civilizations. METI (messaging extraterrestrial intelligenceO is when we send out our own signals for aliens to find.
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Cosmic cocktail hour

Planetary Society News - Fri, 10/06/2023 - 10:30
Jupiter looks fit for a martini, and Carl Sagan pairs well with a cosmopolitan. Find out why, and learn about the latest in space science and exploration.
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The future of Mars Sample Return

Planetary Society News - Thu, 10/05/2023 - 10:00
An overview of the 2023 Independent Review Board report on the state and future of Mars Sample Return.
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The Psyche launch and its journey to a metal world: What to expect

Planetary Society News - Mon, 10/02/2023 - 10:00
The Psyche spacecraft is scheduled to blast off on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on Oct. 12.
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With an eye to the future

Planetary Society News - Fri, 09/29/2023 - 10:30
Mars Sample Return’s future depends on what we do now. NIAC’s projects are very future-forward. And in many ways, the future is already here.
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The boy who named Bennu is now an aspiring astronaut

Planetary Society News - Thu, 09/28/2023 - 13:46
The Planetary Society spoke to Mike Puzio, who won our "Name that asteroid!" contest back in 2013.
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Why partial eclipses are worth seeing

Planetary Society News - Thu, 09/28/2023 - 10:00
Partial eclipses are the most common solar eclipse to see. Here's why that is, and why it's worth going out and (safely) looking up.
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OSIRIS-REx returns sample from asteroid Bennu to Earth

Planetary Society News - Fri, 09/22/2023 - 13:03
The sample capsule parachuted to a landing at the Department of Defense’s Utah Test and Training Range southwest of Salt Lake City.
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Experience the Total Solar Eclipse

Planetary Society News - Fri, 09/22/2023 - 11:56
A total solar eclipse is coming across North America on April 8, 2024, and you're invited to experience it with The Planetary Society. Explore maps, eclipse glasses, and merch as you get ready for totality.
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Equinox and equilux

Planetary Society News - Fri, 09/22/2023 - 10:30
Celebrate today’s equinox, but be sure to check when your location’s equilux takes place. And there’s lots to celebrate about this year’s Day of Action.
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What is an annular solar eclipse?

Planetary Society News - Fri, 09/22/2023 - 10:00
An overview of annular solar eclipses, how they work, what they're like to experience, and how to view one safely.
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Want to experience the 2024 total solar eclipse? Here are some tips.

Planetary Society News - Thu, 09/21/2023 - 10:00
We asked two eclipse chasers for tips on how to plan your big moment in the Moon's shadow.
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The Day of Action returns to Capitol Hill

Planetary Society News - Thu, 09/21/2023 - 09:39
Planetary Society members traveled to Washington, D.C., in September 2023 to advocate for the future of space science and exploration.
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Lost and found

Planetary Society News - Fri, 09/15/2023 - 10:30
Some things are lost — Moon rocks, Io’s water, even (briefly) the Sun’s light — but what we find in space is so much greater.
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A guide to eclipse vocabulary

Planetary Society News - Wed, 09/13/2023 - 10:57
A list of useful words and terms relating to lunar and solar eclipses.
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A checklist for what to expect during the 2024 total solar eclipse

Planetary Society News - Fri, 09/08/2023 - 10:30
Know what to expect ahead of time, and be prepared to experience a cosmic spectacle like nothing else in nature.
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Cometary sights and sounds

Planetary Society News - Fri, 09/08/2023 - 10:30
Discover what causes a comet’s color and what it might be like to listen to one whiz by.
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Are your solar eclipse glasses safe?

Planetary Society News - Thu, 09/07/2023 - 10:30
A guide to how to make sure your solar eclipse glasses are safe and certified, plus tips on what to do — and what not to do — if you want to experience an eclipse without glasses.
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How to see newly discovered Comet Nishimura

Planetary Society News - Wed, 09/06/2023 - 13:28
Comet Nishimura was discovered in August 2023, and is passing close to Earth and the Sun in September. Learn more about it and how to find it.
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OSIRIS-REx sample return: What to expect

Planetary Society News - Tue, 09/05/2023 - 10:30
The spacecraft will drop off its precious samples of asteroid Bennu on Sept. 24, 2023.
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