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Spacecraft and Space Missions

Dawn Heads to Vesta (Finally!)

After many delays (and near termination), NASA's ambitious asteroid mission is finally under way following a picture-perfect launch on Thursday.

Solar System

A Hot New Comet

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory has 1,350 comet discoveries to its credit. But only one of them has been a repeat visitor.

Full Moon

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Moon Madness

For love or money, the Moon awaits you.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Japan Launches a "Lunar Princess"

On September 14th, during a picture-perfect launch, a powerful rocket heaved Japan's latest scientific satellite toward the Moon.

Solar System

Close-up on Iapetus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft zoomed in to take detailed pictures and other measurements of one of Saturn's weirdest moons.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Life and Death of FUSE

One of NASA's spacecraft has been making great observations of the galaxy for the past 8 years. But there's one small problem: it can't point at its targets anymore.

Solar System

Opportunity is Going In

Now that the dust storms have passed, the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity should begin studies inside Victoria Crater in the coming weeks.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Prepare to Be Blown Away by Iapetus

Cassini finally encounters Saturn's wacky moon Iapetus today. Don't wait for the processed pics to be released. Check out the raw images now!

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Mars Rovers Rolling Again!

Predictions that the twin Martian explorers wouldn't survive the dust storm thankfully proved to be wrong. Spirit and Opportunity are back in business.

Solar System

Icy Shower Poses No Threat for Cassini

Scientists are confident that the towering ice geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus shouldn't harm the Cassini spacecraft during a close flyby next March.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

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.


"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.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

The Red Planet We Never Knew

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

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Galaxy Monster Mash

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

Milky Way

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.