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New Horizon

Celestial News & Events

New Horizons Recruits Amateurs to Sight Stars

The New Horizons team wants you to help measure the distance to two stars, yielding the longest-ever baseline measurement of a key cosmic yardstick.

SLS rocket

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

What's in the New Proposed NASA Budget

The President's 2021 budget request for NASA would push hard for human lunar exploration at the expense of several key programs.

Solar Orbiter

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

New Solar Orbiter Mission Launches Successfully

The Solar Orbiter mission took to the skies Sunday evening and will join ongoing efforts to understand our host star.

Impact event

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

After a Century, Geologists Find Crater Responsible for Meteorite Mystery

After a century, researchers may finally have solved a prehistoric meteorite mystery.

ExoMars

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Space Missions to Watch in 2020

Earth invades Mars and beyond with space missions in 2020

Osiris-rex

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA Announces Site of Sample Selection for Osiris-REX

NASA has picked the "Nightingale" site, located within a small crater on the asteroid Bennu, for its Osiris-REX mission to sample next year.

Parker Solar Probe

Solar System

First Science Returns from NASA's Parker Solar Probe

In the first public release of data from NASA’s flagship heliophysics mission, scientists on the Parker Solar Probe team reveal surprises and mysteries from our host star.

Hayabusa 2

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Hayabusa 2 Leaves Asteroid Ryugu and Heads Home

The Hayabusa 2 spacecraft has completed its mission at asteroid Ryugu — including collecting samples — and is now journeying back to Earth.

SpaceX Starlink

Spacecraft and Space Missions

SpaceX Launches Latest Batch of Starlink Satellites

A second set of 60 Starlink satellites take to space, amid promise and controversy.

VIPER

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA Announces VIPER Lunar Rover

A new NASA rover named VIPER may soon investigate the shadowed poles of the Moon, in preparation for the return of human explorers.

NASA ICON

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA Launches ICON to Explore Earth's Ionosphere

NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) launched successfully today to explore the boundary between Earth and space.

Mars Mole

Solar System

Work to Save NASA's "Mole" on Mars Continues

NASA engineers hope to use the scoop at the end of the lander's robotic arm to get the Insight lander's heat probe burrowing once again.

Capstone

Spacecraft and Space Missions

CubeSat to Blaze a Trail for Lunar Gateway

NASA's proposed Capstone mission could enter lunar orbit in late 2020.

Vikram

Spacecraft and Space Missions

India's Chandrayaan 2 Loses Contact with Vikram Lunar Lander

India's attempt to land softly on the Moon has failed — the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter has lost contact with the Vikram lander.

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Image Sleuth Spots "Churyumoon" Around Rosetta's Comet

A tiny, 4-meter fragment dubbed Churyumoon has been spotted orbiting Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which the Rosetta mission visited in 2014–2016.

Solar System

NASA Selects Final Four Asteroid Landing Sites for Osiris-REX

The Osiris-REX spacecraft will sample one of four sites on the asteroid Bennu in July 2020.

lander and rover

Spacecraft and Space Missions

India Heads to the Moon With Chandrayaan 2

India enters the 21st-century race to the Moon with its Chandrayaan 2 mission.

HP3 cropped

Solar System

A Strategy to Get the Mars Insight Lander Back in the Drilling Business

Insight's robotic arm has uncovered the lander's "mole," as NASA and German aerospace engineers work to get it drilling once again.

Snoopy

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Astronomers Might Have Found Apollo 10's "Snoopy" Module

A small near-Earth object might be a historic piece of space hardware: the Apollo 10 lunar module, dubbed "Snoopy."

NICER All-sky

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NICER Maps the X-ray Sky

NASA's NICER instrument aboard the International Space Station is giving us a unique view of much of the X-ray sky.

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