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Juno engine burn animation

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA's Juno Probe Reaches Jupiter

After a 5-year-long journey, NASA's latest emissary to the largest planet in the solar system has arrived at its destination.

The orbit of 2016 HO3

Solar System

Newfound Object 2016 HO3 Shares Earth's Orbit

A recently discovered asteroid plays leapfrog with Earth as they both orbit around the Sun.

Solar System

FRIPON: A New All-Sky Meteor Network

An innovative new meteor detection network will engage researchers and the public in a search for space rocks.

LISA Pathfinder

Spacecraft and Space Missions

LISA Pathfinder Surpasses Expectations

First science results from ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission exceed expectations, with five times the sensitivity. This result paves the way for a future full-scale gravitational wave observatory in space.

International Space Station

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Watch the International Space Station Marathon

The orbiting science laboratory begins a series of marathon passes this week that favor the northern hemisphere.

ExoMars 2020

Spacecraft and Space Missions

ExoMars Rover Launch Delayed Until 2020

The European Space Agency is opting to send its first rover to the Red Planet two years later than originally planned.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Russian Space Observatory Launches

Russia's Mikhailo Lomonosov observatory takes to the skies on the hunt for gamma-ray bursts, cosmic rays, and near-Earth asteroids.

Hitomi in space

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Recovery Attempts End for Hitomi X-ray Satellite

The Japanese space agency JAXA has released a timeline covering the Hitomi space observatory's failure last month. Salvage efforts continue but recovery appears unlikely.

A U.S. Navy officer uses a sextant at sea.

Astronomy and Society

Navy Resumes Celestial Navigation Course

Modern security threats have brought back an old method — celestial navigation — to help U.S. Navy sailors navigate the high seas.

Astro-H/Hitomi

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Malfunction Cripples Hitomi X-ray Observatory

Ground controllers are scrambling to recover the Hitomi satellite from a mysterious 'debris anomaly' over the past weekend.

ExoMars at the Red Planet

Spacecraft and Space Missions

ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter Heads to Space

The launch of ESA's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli lander heralds a new phase of Mars exploration.

The alignment of CANYVAL-X

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

CANYVAL-X: Two CubeSats, One Telescope

An innovative CubeSat mission, slated to take to space this year, will demonstrate the feasibility of free-flying satellites.

WFIRST in space.

Professional Telescopes

WFIRST: Next Decade's Space Telescope

NASA is commencing work on the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), the successor to the Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescopes.

Astro-H Launch

Professional Telescopes

New X-ray Observatory Takes to the Skies

Japan’s newest X-ray satellite, Hitomi (formerly Astro-H), promises to reveal the hot and hidden universe.

Assembling JWST primary mirror

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Mirror Assembled for Hubble's Successor

NASA has assembled the primary mirror for the James Webb Space Telescope, a big step on the way to the telescope’s October 2018 launch.

Proxima Centauri

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Hunting for Planets Around Proxima Centauri

The Pale Red Dot Initiative has begun the search in earnest for exoplanets orbiting the nearest star to Earth besides the Sun.

Booster Impact Site

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Smack! Booster Impact Site Found on Moon

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has finally spotted the impact of the Apollo 16 booster, more than 43 years after it happened.

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

Spacecraft and Space Missions

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.

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