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SLS/Orion (artist's conception)

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA's Budget Gets a Boost

An unexpected omnibus spending package for fiscal year 2016 raises NASA's funding.

DAMPE Launch

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

China Launches Dark Matter Probe

China's recently launched Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) takes the hunt for elusive dark matter to space.

Akatsuki spacecraft

Solar System

Japan’s Akatsuki Reaches Venus . . . At Last

Engineers executed an innovative contingency plan to save the Akatsuki spacecraft and place it in orbit around our sister planet.

LISA Pathfinder launch

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

LISA Pathfinder Heads to Space

An exciting new mission takes the hunt for gravitational waves into space.

MCAT

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Unique Scope Searches for Space Junk

NASA's new remote observatory located on a windswept island in the mid-Atlantic provides a critical capability for tracking space junk.

WT1190F

Solar System

Mystery Object to Reenter Earth's Atmosphere

WT1190F will burn up over the Indian Ocean on November 13th, giving researchers an unprecedented opportunity to follow its path — and figure out where it came from.

Earth on October 19, 2015

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

DSCOVRing Earth

An innovative Earth-observing satellite now shows near-daily views of our home planet online.

Astrosat Launch

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

India Launches First Astronomy Satellite

AstroSat launched into orbit on September 28, 2015, and will soon start returning visible, ultraviolet, and X-ray images of the universe.

Apollo 12 witnesses solar eclipse

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Views of Sunday’s Solar Eclipse from Space

Some of the most stunning views of Sunday's partial solar eclipse didn't come from Earth.

Gaia14aae, artist's conception

Stellar Science

Amateurs Help Discover Rare Eclipsing Binary

A collaboration of amateur and professional astronomers has uncovered a rare variety of eclipsing binary star - and a supernova in the making.

Asteroid Prospector Flyer prototype

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Robotic Flyers: Future of Space Exploration?

Quadcopters, the four-propellered drones that have become a familiar sight in terrestrial skies, may be the next big thing in space exploration.

2015 HM10 on closest approach

Solar System

Shedding New Light on Near-Earth Asteroids

Students captured some amazing videos of near-Earth asteroids this past month, demonstrating a powerful tool for learning about some of our nearest celestial neighbors.

High-Definition Space Telescope (HDST)

Professional Telescopes

High Definition Space Telescope — Hubble’s Successor?

A proposal released earlier this month calls for a giant orbiting space telescope that may revolutionize astronomy.

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