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Space Missions

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

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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

Science and Space Policy

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.

Artemis

Science and Space Policy

NASA's Budget Gets a Boost for the Artemis Moon Initiative

As the White House requests an extra $1.6 billion for NASA's Artemis project, the agency moves forward with commercial partnerships.

VERITAS

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

How Astronomers Used Asteroids to Measure Stars

Astronomers have used a unique method and an extraordinary telescope array to reveal the diameters of distant stars.

AZURE Launch

Space Missions

Sounding Rockets Spark Dramatic Arctic "Aurora"

The spectacular AZURE experiment is the latest of several missions probing the interface of Earth and space over the Arctic.

Beresheet

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Israel's Beresheet Mission Crashes on the Moon

SpaceIL attempted, but missed, a historic first for private spaceflight and Israel — a soft landing on the Moon.

Indian ASAT Test

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

What India's Anti-Satellite Test Means for Space Debris

A recent anti-satellite missile test by India added hundreds of pieces of debris to an already cluttered low-Earth orbit.

Phobos Shadow

Solar System

Curiosity Sees Phobos Transit . . . After Sunset

NASA's Curiosity rover just spied transits of both Martian moons across the face of the Sun — including one that happened after the Sun had set.

Mars Rover

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Quaking Aspen Leaves Inspire Potential Power Source For Mars Rovers

A unique concept could serve as an emergency power backup for future missions.

Lunar Gateway

Science and Space Policy

NASA 2020 Budget Proposal Boosts Exploration, Downplays Science

NASA's Lunar Gateway and a return to the Moon are the big winners in the 2020 budget proposed for the agency; the futures of planetary and Earth science are less clear.

Insight Mars

Space Missions

Mars Insight's "Mole" Hits a Snag

Drilling operations for NASA's Mars Insight Lander have been put on hold as the "mole" has hit unexpected obstacles.

Beresheet

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Israeli Lunar Lander Heads to the Moon

Israel's Beresheet lunar lander was carried to space today on top of a Falcon 9 rocket, headed for a soft landing on the Moon in April.

Spherex

Galaxies

NASA to Explore Early Universe, Origins of Life with SPHEREX

The SPHEREX mission will create multiple surveys of the near-infrared sky that will reveal the origins of life and perhaps the universe itself.

Oppy's End

Space Missions

Opportunity Reaches the End of Its Long Road

Despite months of listening, NASA has failed to pick up any signals from the stalwart Opportunity rover.

New Horizons RTG

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Speeding Up Plutonium Production for Space Exploration

Automation of a key process may yield an eightfold boost to U.S. plutonium production, a promising development for deep-space exploration.

Yutu 2

Space Missions

China's Chang'e 4 Lands on the Lunar Farside

China's Chang'e 4 performed a historic first on January 3rd with a soft landing on the farside of the Moon.

CHEOPS

Space Missions

Space Missions to Watch in 2019

Multiple trips to the Moon, physics satellites, and Europe's long-awaited exoplanet explorer are among the space missions on tap for 2019.

Earth and Moon

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Chang'e 4 Probe Heads to the Lunar Farside

China's latest lunar mission will drop a lander and rover in one of the oldest terrains on the Moon, becoming the first craft to intentionally land on and explore the farside.

Bennu

Space Missions

Osiris-REX Arrives at Asteroid Bennu

NASA's ambitious Osiris-REX mission will now spend the next couple years surveying Bennu before attempting to return a sample to Earth.