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Mercury

Space Missions

BepiColombo Mission Makes Third Mercury Flyby

The Mercury-bound BepiColombo Mission made its third flyby past the solar system’s innermost world on June 19th.

Space Missions

Psyche on Track for October Launch to Metal-rich Asteroid

After a year's delay, NASA's Psyche mission to the metal-rich asteroid of the same name is on track for a launch in October 2023.

MBR mission

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United Arab Emirates Announces New Mission to the Asteroid Belt

An ambitious new mission from the United Arab Emirates would fly closely and speedily by seven main-belt asteroids.

bands of red rocks on a red planet

Space Missions

New Photos from NASA's Perseverance and Juno

NASA spacecraft are constantly sending back images from across the solar system. Here are two that caught our eye.

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Japanese Mission Attempts Moon Landing, Falls Silent (Update)

The Hakuto R lander, built by Tokyo-based iSpace, was to be a commercial mission to the Moon, but it has yet to phone home on landing day.

JUICE

Space Missions

European JUICE Mission Launches for Jupiter

The European Space Agency’s first dedicated mission to the icy moons of Jupiter has launched successfully.

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Artemis II Crew Selection, Mission Update

NASA has announced the names for the Artemis 2 crew headed to the Moon in 2024. Meanwhile, the Artemis program as a whole is taking shape.

rover

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Rosalind Franklin Rover Targeting 2028 Launch to Mars

The European Space Agency is working to get its ambitious Mars rover back on track after complex delays.

Lucy spacecraft next to shiny rock on black field

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Lucy Mission Has a New Asteroid to Fly By

NASA’s Lucy mission now has a new first target of opportunity, a main-belt asteroid it will visit this November.

Psyche Mission

Space Missions

Space Missions to Watch in 2023

A tour of Jupiter’s moons and a mission to a "metal asteroid" are among the spacecraft to be launched in 2023.

Space Missions

NASA's Mars Insight Reaches End of Mission

NASA's groundbreaking Insight lander on Mars has fallen silent.

Hakuto-R launch

Space Missions

Trio of Spacecraft Launch for the Moon

NASA’s Lunar Flashlight, iSpace’s Hakuto R from Japan, and the United Arab Emirates' Rashid rover are all headed to the Moon after launching aboard a SpaceX rocket.

grey moon landscape with an astronaut walking

Space Missions

Apollo 17 in Pictures: “God Willing, as We Shall Return”

On the 50th anniversary of Apollo 17, we look back at iconic photos as well as rarely seen images from the mission.

Artemis 1

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Status Update: Artemis 1's CubeSat Missions

Some of the small missions deployed from Artemis 1 will go on to do great things, while others remain silent.

SLS Launch

Astronomy and Society

Lift-off! NASA Launches Artemis 1 Mission to the Moon

NASA’s next-generation Moon rocket has left the launchpad on the first flight of the Artemis program.

Impact

Space Missions

NASA Lander and Orbiter See (and Feel) New Mars Impacts

NASA's Mars Insight lander and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have witnessed two fresh new planet-probing impacts.

Lucy

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Lucy Mission Will Zoom By Earth This Weekend

With a little luck, observers in Australia and western North America may spy the Lucy spacecraft as it flies by Earth on October 16th.

nearby view of ejecta streaming out from asteroid

Solar System

DART Asteroid Redirect Test Wildly Successful

They needed to shorten the moon’s orbit by 73 seconds. They shortened it by more than half an hour.

ASO-S launch with sunset in background

Space Missions

Chinese Observatory Will Study Violent Events on the Sun

China has sent up the ASO-S space observatory to study solar flares, eruptions, and the Sun’s magnetic field.

Europa

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Juno's Close View of Jupiter's Europa (New Photos!)

Juno will pass over the surface of Europa this week in our closest view since the Galileo mission, aiding future exploration efforts.