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  • A planetary smash-up
    on July 19, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    A comet collided with Jupiter 30 years ago, and the resulting images still inspire awe and wonder today.

  • How soon will Starship fly?
    on July 15, 2024 at 11:17 pm

    One rocket could decide how soon humanity returns to the Moon — and maybe one day sets foot on Mars.

  • To the Moon, Mars, and beyond with the 2024 NASA Authorization
    on July 12, 2024 at 5:27 pm

    If passed, it would be the first standalone NASA authorization since 2017.

  • Rockets rock!
    on July 12, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    Rockets are an integral part of spaceflight, and this week they get the attention and admiration they deserve.

  • Challenges facing the human exploration of Mars
    on July 12, 2024 at 2:13 pm

    From the dangers of radiation to the complications of landing a crewed spacecraft, there are myriad technical challenges facing human exploration of Mars.

  • The House's 2025 NASA Budget Creates Problems for Science, Artemis
    on July 10, 2024 at 5:30 pm

    The House would provide a 1% increase to NASA while shifting funding toward larger programs, leaving significant budgetary holes in smaller programs.

  • Getting a good look at what’s out there
    on July 5, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    From taking hundreds of thousands of photos of Mars to scanning the skies for asteroids, humanity is keeping an eye on our cosmic neighborhood.

  • Charting the course for discovery
    on July 3, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    On June 28, 2024, The Planetary Society hosted a policy briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with the goal of educating congressional aides and […]

  • China targets its first planetary defense test mission
    on July 2, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    China’s first planetary defense test is taking shape. The ambitious mission will use a single launch to observe and impact a near-Earth asteroid.

  • Making history, making waves, and making LEGO
    on June 28, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    The first-ever samples from the lunar farside are here on Earth, Titan’s seas are wavy, and you can make LEGO bricks from space dust to build lunar habitats.

  • 2024 Shoemaker NEO Grant winner updates
    on June 27, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Every two years, The Planetary Society awards a series of grants to asteroid hunters through our Shoemaker Near-Earth Object (NEO) Grant program. Here's the […]

  • What would it be like to stand on the surface of Titan?
    on June 25, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    If you could visit Titan, you'd be in for a very alien experience.

  • Now you see me…
    on June 21, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    Where and when to spot the ISS, learn what asteroids are made of, and search for life in the Cosmos.

  • What are binary asteroids?
    on June 21, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Binary asteroid systems can be found near Earth, in the main asteroid belt, beyond Neptune, and more.

  • What are asteroids made of?
    on June 18, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    C-type, S-type, and M-type are the three most common kinds of asteroids. Here's what each type is made of.

  • Space superlatives
    on June 14, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    From the largest and most active volcanoes in space to the exoplanet with the “best hair,” this week is all about superlatives.

  • How to spot the ISS
    on June 14, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Seeing the ISS is easy and amazing stargazing.

  • Europe goes to Mars
    on June 13, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    NASA and ESA have signed a partnership agreement to get the ExoMars Rosalind Franklin rover down to the surface of Mars, getting the mission back on track […]

  • The Planetary Society remembers Ed Stone
    on June 13, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Edward C. Stone, Caltech's David Morrisroe Professor of Physics, Emeritus, passed away on June 9 at the age of 88. Stone was a prominent figure in space […]

  • What DART has taught us so far
    on June 11, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    NASA's DART mission showed that if we detect a dangerous asteroid headed toward Earth, knocking it off course with a spacecraft is a potential option.

  • Request for Proposals - Design Services for The Planetary Report
    on June 10, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    The Planetary Society is requesting proposals from individual contractors / organizations to provide design services to produce our quarterly space magazine.

  • Your impact: June solstice 2024
    on June 10, 2024 at 1:52 pm

    Growing space salads and advocating for exploration

  • Meet the superlative exoplanets
    on June 10, 2024 at 1:52 pm

    Experience the most famous of our exoplanet friends!

  • Far from alone
    on June 10, 2024 at 1:51 pm

    How exoplanet discoveries reshape the prospect of alien life.

  • The search for Earthlike worlds
    on June 10, 2024 at 1:51 pm

    Our understanding of exoplanets grows as more tools to peer into space come online.