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Solar System

Voyager 2's Lucky Day

Thirty years ago, on August 20, 1977, Voyager 2 left Earth and began its conquest of the outer solar system. Had it not been for the luck of the draw, this historic mission would have turned out very differently.

Cosmology

"Magnificent" Neutron Star Found

Sizzling with X-rays but mum at radio frequencies, a nearby, on-its-own neutron star is causing astronomers to scratch their heads.

History and Sky Lore

The Red Planet We Never Knew

A new DVD entertains with a 50-year-old look at Mars.

Galaxies

Galaxy Monster Mash

Astronomers using a battery of ground- and space-based telescopes have stumbled upon the most massive galaxy smashup ever seen.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Hubble Lifts the Veil

New images from the Hubble Space Telescope show parts of the Veil Nebula in Cygnus in unprecedented detail.

Solar System

Phoenix Heads to Mars

Rising from the ashes of a mission to Mars that disappeared without a trace in 1999, the Phoenix spacecraft is on its way to the Red Planet.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Understanding Saturn's G Ring

Astronomers might have found the source for Saturn's mysterious G ring.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Coming Soon: Hi-Res Lunar Images

Photos by the Apollo astronauts are getting the star treatment.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

The Economics of Impacts

Can't have enough of people thinking about the threat of asteroids.

Solar System

Is a New Moon News?

Thanks to the latest find by the Cassini spacecraft, we now know that Saturn has 60 satellites circling it.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

The End of the Rovers?

The dust clouds on Mars are blocking out so much sunlight that the Mars Exploration Rovers may not survive until the storm blows over.

Cosmology

Thanks to Akari, I'm Seeing (Infra)Red

Japanese and European astronomers have proudly unveiled the first all-sky map of the deep infrared sky in more than 20 years.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Martian Dustup Has an Impact

As a storm rages in Mars's atmosphere, two rovers on the surface and three orbiters above wait for the dust to settle.

Solar System

Dawn's Liftoff Delayed to September

When delays narrowed the spacecraft's July launch window to just a few days, NASA managers decide to wait two months.

Solar System

Mars Pole Bound — Again

NASA is set to launch its latest Mars mission, the Phoenix lander, as early as August 3rd.

Solar System

Return of the Sponge Moon

Back in 2005 we reported why Hyperion had a sponge-like appearance. Turns out that our old story is dead wrong!

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Let's Hope Dawn Doesn't Break!

When NASA's Dawn spacecraft leaves Earth behind on Sunday, it'll begin an 8-year asteroid-hopping adventure.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

What a Difference a Decade Makes

It's been a decade since Mars Pathfinder touched the surface of Mars and heralded a new era of Martian exploration.

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