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The latest stories from The Planetary Society, featuring humanity's quest to explore worlds, find life, and defend Earth.
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Planets move around a star, spacecraft make their way across planets and through space, and Planetary Society members advance our mission.
Your picks for the Best of 2023, our favorite space pics, a mind-boggling peak speed, and more.
The results are in for the Best of 2023! People around the world voted, and here are the winning space images, missions, exploration milestones, and more.
Space exploration bestows us with many gifts, from scientific insights and beautiful images to technological marvels and inspiring achievements. Now it’s your turn to bestow some cosmic gifts.
Planetary Society members helped us create our space gift recommendations for this year.
The aging complex will be replaced by commercially operated space stations, and deorbited as soon as 2030.
On the one-year anniversary of LightSail 2’s end of flight, we look back at the mission that united so many.
Planetary Society members power our mission. Thanks to them, The Planetary Society was able to work effectively in 2023 to increase discoveries in our solar system and beyond, elevate the search for other life, and decrease the risk of Earth being hit by an asteroid. Here are the highlights of all we accomplished together — as well as where we're headed next!
The Earth is thought to be about 4.54 billion years old. Learn more about how it formed, and how we know when this all happened.
Who needs candid celebrity snapshots? We’ve got all the best pics of your favorite planetary bodies.
Spacecraft have been taking pictures of Mars from space since 1965. Here are some of our favorites.
On Nov. 1, 2023, NASA’s Lucy spacecraft flew past Dinkinesh, a small asteroid in the main belt, and discovered a binary pair of moonlets in orbit around the asteroid.