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NASA's DART mission

Solar System

NASA’s DART Mission Launches for Head-on Collision with an Asteroid

The first-ever planetary defense mission is now on its way to the asteroid Didymos and its moon, Dimorphos.

Earth Flyby

Celestial News & Events

Solar Orbiter to Fly Past Earth Thanksgiving Weekend

The Solar Orbiter mission will fly past Earth Friday night, setting up a dramatic sunward plunge.

ISS

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Russia Conducts Antisatellite Test; Space Station Crew Takes Cover

A Russian missile struck a defunct satellite early Monday morning, forcing International Space Station crew to shelter in place.

Nova-C Lander

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA Announces Drilling Site on the Moon

NASA has revealed the landing site for Intuitive Machines’ ambitious drilling mission, set to launch for the Moon in 2022.

Labyrinth on western end of Valles Marineris, by Mariner 9

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Mariner 9: The Martian Semicentennial

A half century ago, Mariner 9 — our first orbiter at another planet — showed us the real Mars.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Spacecraft and Space Missions

The Roots of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Run Deep

NASA’s Juno mission has obtained measurements that finally say just how deep the Great Red Spot goes.

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA Selects Gamma-Ray Mission to Explore Positron Sources, Supernovae

The COSI mission will study the recent history of star birth, star death, and the formation of chemical elements in the Milky Way.

Lucy

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA Launches Lucy Mission to Trojan Asteroids

NASA’s ambitious Lucy mission has launched to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, pristine examples of the solar system's early years.

Wright Mons on Pluto

Solar System

Plutonian Mounts Aren’t Ice Volcanoes

Careful study of data from the New Horizons mission indicates that an iconic, caldera-looking feature isn’t what it seems.

VIPER

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA Announces Moon Landing Site for VIPER Mission

NASA’s VIPER rover will land and search for water ice in the unexplored Nobile region at the Moon's south pole.

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

CUPID Sun-Earth Space Weather CubeSat to Launch With LandSat-9

A small mission will hitch a ride to space in late September to study interactions at the Earth-Sun boundary.

Multiple holes in the Rochette rock on Mars

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Perseverance Successfully Grabs First Mars Samples (Updates)

After a rocky first start, Perseverance hit pay dirt on the second try. The rover collected two samples recording ancient volcanic eruptions and groundwater interaction.

Goldstone dish

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA's Deep Space Network Upgraded

NASA is upgrading its Deep Space Network to keep up with the demands of modern interplanetary communications.

ESCAPADE

Spacecraft and Space Missions

ESCAPADE Blue and Gold Orbiters Head to Mars in 2024

A pair of spacecraft will head to Mars in 2024 as the ESCAPADE mission, to study the Martian space weather environment.

A diamond-shaped grey asteroid with ridges, holes, and craters in it, against a black background

Solar System

Don’t Worry About Bennu (Yet)

Careful measurements using the OSIRIS-REX spacecraft have refined astronomers’ predictions for how likely it is that this potentially hazardous asteroid will strike Earth.

Venus flybys

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Two Space Probes to Pass by Venus (Update)

Two spacecraft are heading for a close Venus encounter: Solar Orbiter passes by on August 9th and BepiColombo on August 10th.

Spektr-R

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Russian Rocket Booster to Reenter Early Next Week

The spent rocket booster that deployed the Russian Spektr-R satellite a decade ago is now set to burn up over the Indian Ocean on Monday, August 9th.

Comet Interceptor

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

How the Comet Interceptor Will Chase Visitors to the Inner Solar System

How will engineers plan the trajectory of Comet Interceptor, a mission designed to fly by an interstellar visitor, when its target is still unknown?

Astronaut stands to the left of American flag on the lunar surface, with hills in the background

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Fifty Years Ago in Photos: Apollo 15 Astronauts Explore the Moon

See photos — some familiar and some rarely seen — from the Apollo 15 mission, which launched place 50 years ago today.

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Hubble Trouble: NASA Works to Fix Space Telescope (Updated July 14th)

NASA Engineers are working to reboot the Hubble Space Telescope, after an unexpected anomaly.

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