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InSight

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Mars "Mole" Is in the Ground (Again)

After months of careful work, NASA's Insight mission has its mole burrowed in the Martian soil.

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA, SpaceX Launch Historic Mission to International Space Station

Crewed spaceflight returns to U.S. soil, with the successful launch of Crew Dragon Demo 2.

Roman Space Telescope

Astronomy and Society

NASA Renames WFIRST: The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope

NASA is renaming its next flagship space observatory to honor pioneering NASA astronomer and "Mother of Hubble," Nancy Grace Roman.

Eclipse mosaic

Astronomy and Society

Medieval "Dark Eclipse" Helps Date Ice Cores — and Time Volcanic Eruptions

Scientists have used a famous "dark eclipse" of the Moon to help date ice cores collected in Greenland and the Antarctic.

Pluto atmosphere

Solar System

Did Pluto Harbor an Ancient Subsurface Ocean?

New studies shed light on the early years of Pluto's formation, and whether it ever hosted a subsurface ocean.

JWST

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Space and Astronomy in the Time of COVID-19

The ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on spaceflight, science, and professional and amateur astronomy.

BepiColombo Flyby

Spacecraft and Space Missions

BepiColombo's Flyby Past Earth

BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA Mercury-bound mission, will swing by the Earth on Friday.

particle storm

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Sunrise CubeSats Will Study Giant Solar Storms

NASA has selected a unique new mission to study the Sun, targeting a 2023 launch date.

ExoMars Rover

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

European ExoMars Mission Delayed to 2022

The European and Roscosmos space agencies have postponed the launch of their Kazachok lander and Rosalind Franklin rover to 2022.

Perseverance

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA Announces Next Mars Rover Name: Perseverance

NASA announced today that its next Mars rover mission now has its official name: Perseverance.

New Horizon

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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

Science and Space Policy

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

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Space Missions to Watch in 2020

Earth invades Mars and beyond with space missions in 2020

Osiris-rex

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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.

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