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Phobos, by ExoMars CASSIS instrument

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter Gets to Work

Welcome to Mars: the European Space Agency's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter sets up shop around the Red Planet.

H-IIB rocket

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Watch Resupply Mission Chase Down the International Space Station

Find out how to see a cargo mission headed to the International Space Station this weekend.

Cassini final orbits

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Amazing Views of Saturn's "Polar Hexagon"

NASA's Cassini spacecraft delivers stunning views from its new orbital perch.

Cassini at Saturn

Spacecraft and Space Missions

The Beginning of the End for Cassini

Cassini's final main engine burn this weekend sets up the first act of a grand finale.

GOES-R in space

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Catch a NASA Launch This Weekend

There's a good chance to catch a rocket launch at dusk on Saturday night, when an Atlas V rocket with GOES-R takes to space.

Beagle 2 on Mars

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New Clues on the Fate of Beagle 2

An innovative technique sheds new light on what doomed Britain's Beagle 2 spacecraft when it tried to land on Mars in 2003.

Martian meteorite

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Curiosity Finds "Egg Rock" Iron Meteorite

NASA's intrepid Mars rover gets a close-up view of a bizarrely shaped space rock that landed on the lower slope of Mount Sharp.

Schiaparelli landing details

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Schiaparelli: Requiem for a Mars Lander

New glimpses from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and ongoing data analysis are revealing the fate of the Schiaparelli lander.

EDM Lander

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ESA's Schiaparelli Lander: Missing in Action

Here's what we know so far about the fate European Space Agency's Schiaparelli mission.


Solar System

NASA's Juno Suffers Engine Anomaly, Briefly Enters Safe Mode

Engineers have decided to keep the Jupiter probe, Juno, in its current orbit until an issue with its engine can be addressed.

EDM Lander

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Schiaparelli Lander to Touch Down on Mars

The innovative joint European Space Agency/Roscosmos Schiaparelli lander begins its three day solo journey to the Martian surface this weekend.

Rosetta on Comet 67P's surface

Solar System

Rosetta's Grand Finale

The historic mission to explore a comet ends in dramatic fashion on September 30th.


Professional Telescopes

FAST Radio Telescope Open for Business

China recently unveiled FAST, the world's largest single dish radio telescope.

Gancedo meteorite after being unearthed in Argentina

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Huge Meteorite "Gancedo" Found in Argentina

A team in Argentina unearths a spectacular space rock, possibly the world's third largest single find.

OSIRIS-REx launch

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Osiris-REX is Bound for Asteroid Bennu

NASA's Osiris-REX spacecraft launched successfully from Cape Canaveral on September 8th and is headed to asteroid Bennu for a dramatic sample return mission.

Jupiter aurora

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Juno Makes First Science Pass at Jupiter

On August 27th, NASA's Juno made its closest pass to the giant planet — here's what we learned.


Solar System

The Return of Stereo B?

Feared lost for almost two years, NASA's Stereo B solar observatory is now back in (tentative) contact with mission control.

TNO Niku

Solar System

Retrograde Rock "Niku" Defies Orbital Trend

The discovery of trans-Neptunian object 2011 KT19 in a strange orbit deepens a key mystery in the outer solar system.

Hitomi in space

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Possible Replacement for Hitomi

JAXA and NASA are looking at the possibility of replacing the dead Hitomi X-ray observatory, with a potential launch around 2020.

Mars 2020 rover

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Mars 2020 Rover Construction Moves Ahead

The Mars 2020 rover reached a third crucial milestone this past week on the path to the launch pad.