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Cassini at Saturn

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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

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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

Spacecraft and Space Missions

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

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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

Spacecraft and Space Missions

ESA's Schiaparelli Lander: Missing in Action

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


Spacecraft and Space Missions

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

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Rosetta's Grand Finale

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


Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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

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

Solar System

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.


Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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

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

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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

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Newfound Object 2016 HO3 Shares Earth's Orbit

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

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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.