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North American Nebula

Spacecraft and Space Missions

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

Spacecraft and Space Missions

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

Spacecraft and Space Missions

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

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.

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

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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.

Illustration showing position of Voyager 1 and Voyager 2

Solar System

Interstellar Space: The View from Voyager 2

Voyager 2 crossed into interstellar space a year ago. Now, five teams of astronomers have analyzed the data it returned to paint a picture of the outer boundary of the solar system.

VIPER

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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.

Large Magellanic Cloud in X-rays

Professional Telescopes

First Light for German X-ray Telescope EROSITA

The EROSITA X-ray telescope aboard the German-Russian Spektr-RG satellite has taken its first images of the hot universe.

NASA ICON

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA Launches ICON to Explore Earth's Ionosphere

NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) launched successfully today to explore the boundary between Earth and space.

Mars Mole

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Work to Save NASA's "Mole" on Mars Continues

NASA engineers hope to use the scoop at the end of the lander's robotic arm to get the Insight lander's heat probe burrowing once again.

Capstone

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

CubeSat to Blaze a Trail for Lunar Gateway

NASA's proposed Capstone mission could enter lunar orbit in late 2020.

Vikram

Spacecraft and Space Missions

India's Chandrayaan 2 Loses Contact with Vikram Lunar Lander

India's attempt to land softly on the Moon has failed — the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter has lost contact with the Vikram lander.

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA Selects Final Four Asteroid Landing Sites for Osiris-REX

The Osiris-REX spacecraft will sample one of four sites on the asteroid Bennu in July 2020.

Yutu 2 makes tracks

Spacecraft and Space Missions

New Images from China's Chang'e 4 as Eighth Lunar Day Ends

China’s Chang’e 4 mission is continuing its science and exploration work on the farside of the Moon, having completed its eighth lunar day of activities on Wednesday.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

TESS's First Year of Science

NASA’s latest exoplanet hunter has found more than two dozen new worlds, at least one of which might be habitable.

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