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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.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

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.

An arm to the sun

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Details of SpaceX's Starlink "VisorSat" Revealed

SpaceX has revealed new details on its plans to darken the Starlink satellites.

composite image of Ryugu's rubbly surface

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Ryugu May Have Skirted Close to the Sun

Observations by the Japanese Hayabusa 2 spacecraft show subtle color differences, indicating something has reddened the asteroid’s surface.

NGC 2014 and NGC 2020

Professional Telescopes

Celebrating 30 Years: The Universe Through Hubble's Eye

Amateurs celebrate the venerable space telescope’s 30th anniversary with a look at some of its most mesmerizing images.

BepiColombo Flyby

Celestial News & Events

BepiColombo's Flyby Past Earth

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

Starlink constellation around Earth

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Starlink and the Astronomers: An Update

As Starlink satellites continue to enter low-Earth orbit — there are 360 of them now — SpaceX is working to mitigate the serious problems they pose for astronomy.

particle storm

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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

Spacecraft and Space Missions

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.

Yutu 2's view

Spacecraft and Space Missions

What Lies Beneath the Moon's Farside?

The Chang’e 4 mission made the first-ever landing on the farside of the Moon last year — now it’s providing a look at what lies below its surface.

Insight lander on Mars

Solar System

NASA’s Insight Detects Many Marsquakes on the Red Planet

Persistent tremors on Mars suggest the planet’s interior is cooling and hint that there might be a pocket of magma beneath the surface.

North American Nebula

Professional Telescopes

Spitzer's Legacy: One of NASA's Great Observatories Ends Its Mission

NASA’s premier eye on the infrared sky is shutting down after operating more than three times longer than designed.

Starlink launch

Science and Space Policy

SpaceX Launches Fourth Starlink Batch; Concerns Remain

Concerns about the night sky remain as the fourth batch of Starlink satellites — and the second one to be launched within the span of a month — takes flight.

Map of Yutu 2 rover's path

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Chang’e 4 Celebrates a Year on the Farside of the Moon

China’s Chang’e 4 mission has sent back fascinating insights and images in the year since its historic landing on the lunar farside.

ExoMars

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Space Missions to Watch in 2020

Earth invades Mars and beyond with space missions in 2020

CHEOPS satellite

Spacecraft and Space Missions

European Mission Launches to Examine Alien Worlds

The European Cheops mission launched Wednesday on a mission to improve our understanding of hundreds of known exoplanets.

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.

bennu activity

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Asteroid Bennu’s Activity Still a Mystery

The near-Earth asteroid constantly shoots out rocks, leaving planetary scientists perplexed.

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

Solar System

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.

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