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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

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Rosetta's Grand Finale

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

FAST

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

Solar System

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

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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

Spacecraft and Space Missions

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.

STEREO A and B

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

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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

Spacecraft and Space Missions

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

Spacecraft and Space Missions

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.

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

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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.

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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 in Space with David Dickinson

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

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Malfunction Cripples Hitomi X-ray Observatory

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

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