Emily Lakdawalla's Planetary Society Weblog

Mars rovers, helicopters, and sunsets

The Planetary Society Articles - Friday, 5/24/2024, at 10:30 AM
This week brings updates on the next missions to rove — and maybe even fly — over the surface of Mars.

Earth’s quasi-moons, minimoons, and ghost moons

The Planetary Society Articles - Tuesday, 5/21/2024, at 10:00 AM
They may not be real moons, but they're worth exploring and studying.

A certain flair for solar activity

The Planetary Society Articles - Friday, 5/17/2024, at 10:30 AM
The Sun was in the spotlight this week, with a huge solar storm and the biggest solar flare in over a decade.

What is the Outer Space Treaty?

The Planetary Society Articles - Tuesday, 5/14/2024, at 10:00 AM
An overview of one of international space law’s foundational documents.

Can you imagine?

The Planetary Society Articles - Friday, 5/10/2024, at 10:30 AM
From visionary technologies to unusual planetary views, this week’s Downlink will challenge your imagination.

Meet the Habitable Worlds Observatory, NASA’s life-seeking telescope

The Planetary Society Articles - Monday, 5/6/2024, at 10:00 AM
The observatory will directly image Earth-size exoplanets circling other stars.

Wow! But also, yikes!

The Planetary Society Articles - Friday, 5/3/2024, at 10:30 AM
Photos and news from space to inspire, amaze, and even scare you a little.

What is the difference between astronomy and astrology?

The Planetary Society Articles - Wednesday, 5/1/2024, at 4:31 PM
The words may be similar, but astronomy (a science) and astrology (a divinatory practice) are very different things.

Science on the docket: The 2024 Congressional Day of Action

The Planetary Society Articles - Wednesday, 5/1/2024, at 4:21 PM
A recap of The Planetary Society's 2024 Day of Action in Washington, D.C.

Chang’e-6 launch: What to expect

The Planetary Society Articles - Monday, 4/29/2024, at 10:00 AM
China will attempt to return the first-ever samples from the far side of the Moon.