Space News

What is the Outer Space Treaty?

Planetary Society News - Tue, 05/14/2024 - 10:00
An overview of one of international space law’s foundational documents.
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Can you imagine?

Planetary Society News - Fri, 05/10/2024 - 10:30
From visionary technologies to unusual planetary views, this week’s Downlink will challenge your imagination.
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Meet the Habitable Worlds Observatory, NASA’s life-seeking telescope

Planetary Society News - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 10:00
The observatory will directly image Earth-size exoplanets circling other stars.
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Wow! But also, yikes!

Planetary Society News - Fri, 05/03/2024 - 10:30
Photos and news from space to inspire, amaze, and even scare you a little.
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What is the difference between astronomy and astrology?

Planetary Society News - Wed, 05/01/2024 - 16:31
The words may be similar, but astronomy (a science) and astrology (a divinatory practice) are very different things.
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Science on the docket: The 2024 Congressional Day of Action

Planetary Society News - Wed, 05/01/2024 - 16:21
A recap of The Planetary Society's 2024 Day of Action in Washington, D.C.
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Chang’e-6 launch: What to expect

Planetary Society News - Mon, 04/29/2024 - 10:00
China will attempt to return the first-ever samples from the far side of the Moon.
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Volcanoes are so hot right now

Planetary Society News - Fri, 04/26/2024 - 10:30
From Mars to Io, volcanoes top the list of hottest things in space right now — both literally and figuratively.
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What are planets made of?

Planetary Society News - Thu, 04/25/2024 - 10:00
A look at the compositions of terrestrial planets, gas giants, and ice giants in our Solar System.
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The hottest and coldest places in the Solar System

Planetary Society News - Tue, 04/23/2024 - 10:00
The worlds of our Solar System run the gamut of temperatures. Here are some of the hottest and coldest places we know of.
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Scratching the surface

Planetary Society News - Fri, 04/19/2024 - 10:30
The latest news on missions to search for ice and water beneath planetary surfaces.
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At Eclipse-O-Rama, cosmic beauty and community

Planetary Society News - Thu, 04/18/2024 - 10:00
On a ranch in the Texas hill country, members of The Planetary Society gathered to marvel at the 2024 total solar eclipse as a community.
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Is space science worth the money?

Planetary Society News - Tue, 04/16/2024 - 10:00
Space science costs money. Here's why it's worth the investment.
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A sight to remember

Planetary Society News - Fri, 04/12/2024 - 10:30
For hundreds of millions of people, the Sun and Moon put on an astonishing show this week. Here are our eclipse highlights and more.
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Space: See it, hear it, feel it, predict it

Planetary Society News - Fri, 04/05/2024 - 10:30
From spotting comets to hearing eclipses and predicting solar emissions, there are many ways to experience space phenomena.
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How do NASA and ESA work together?

Planetary Society News - Thu, 04/04/2024 - 10:00
NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have a long-standing partnership that has resulted in spectacular science missions, including the James Webb Space Telescope and the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn.
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Experiencing the total solar eclipse without sight

Planetary Society News - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 11:00
New technologies, projects, and resources aim to help people with blindness and low vision experience the eclipse.
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Is Planet X/Planet Nine real?

Planetary Society News - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 13:40
Planet X and Planet Nine are planets that have, at one time or another, been thought to exist in our Solar System. Both were theorized to explain orbital characteristics of smaller outer Solar System bodies.
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Keeping an eye on things

Planetary Society News - Fri, 03/29/2024 - 10:30
Measuring changes in the Moon’s size, watching for eruptions on the Sun’s surface, and monitoring budget developments.
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Should you be worried about solar storms?

Planetary Society News - Tue, 03/26/2024 - 10:00
As the Sun nears solar maximum, the odds of potentially dangerous solar storms go up. What could one do to Earth?
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