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Earth Flyby

Celestial News & Events

Solar Orbiter to Fly Past Earth Thanksgiving Weekend

The Solar Orbiter mission will fly past Earth Friday night, setting up a dramatic sunward plunge.

ISS

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Russia Conducts Antisatellite Test; Space Station Crew Takes Cover

A Russian missile struck a defunct satellite early Monday morning, forcing International Space Station crew to shelter in place.

Nova-C Lander

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA Announces Drilling Site on the Moon

NASA has revealed the landing site for Intuitive Machines’ ambitious drilling mission, set to launch for the Moon in 2022.

GMT

Astronomy and Society

Astronomers Announce Priorities for Next Decade

The National Academy of Science detailed the direction for astronomy and astrophysics today for the coming decade.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA Selects Gamma-Ray Mission to Explore Positron Sources, Supernovae

The COSI mission will study the recent history of star birth, star death, and the formation of chemical elements in the Milky Way.

Lucy

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA Launches Lucy Mission to Trojan Asteroids

NASA’s ambitious Lucy mission has launched to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, pristine examples of the solar system's early years.

New Horizons

Solar System

New Horizons Discovers Kuiper Belt "Twins"

New Horizons has spotted two asteroid pairs in the outer solar system. Their existence sheds light on how planets formed.

VIPER

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA Announces Moon Landing Site for VIPER Mission

NASA’s VIPER rover will land and search for water ice in the unexplored Nobile region at the Moon's south pole.

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

CUPID Sun-Earth Space Weather CubeSat to Launch With LandSat-9

A small mission will hitch a ride to space in late September to study interactions at the Earth-Sun boundary.

Multiple holes in the Rochette rock on Mars

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Perseverance Successfully Grabs First Mars Samples (Updates)

After a rocky first start, Perseverance hit pay dirt on the second try. The rover collected two samples recording ancient volcanic eruptions and groundwater interaction.

Goldstone dish

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA's Deep Space Network Upgraded

NASA is upgrading its Deep Space Network to keep up with the demands of modern interplanetary communications.

ESCAPADE

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

ESCAPADE Blue and Gold Orbiters Head to Mars in 2024

A pair of spacecraft will head to Mars in 2024 as the ESCAPADE mission, to study the Martian space weather environment.

2021 PH27

Solar System

Astronomers Discover Asteroid that Flies Close to the Sun

Newly discovered asteroid 2021 PH27 orbits the Sun in just 113 days.

First Sample

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Mars Perseverance Rover Hits a Snag on First Sampling Attempt (Update)

Perseverance came up empty on its first attempt to grab and stow a sample of Mars.

Spektr-R

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Russian Rocket Booster to Reenter Early Next Week

The spent rocket booster that deployed the Russian Spektr-R satellite a decade ago is now set to burn up over the Indian Ocean on Monday, August 9th.

Comet Interceptor

Spacecraft and Space Missions

How the Comet Interceptor Will Chase Visitors to the Inner Solar System

How will engineers plan the trajectory of Comet Interceptor, a mission designed to fly by an interstellar visitor, when its target is still unknown?

Cratered Floor, Fratcured Rough

Solar System

NASA's Perseverance to Collect First Sample from Mars

Perseverance will soon collect the first of many samples from the Martian surface in a quest to answer whether the planet once hosted life.

Peculiar galaxies

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Is Back in Action

After a tense month, the Hubble Space Telescope resumed operations this past weekend.

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Hubble Trouble: NASA Works to Fix Space Telescope (Updated July 14th)

NASA Engineers are working to reboot the Hubble Space Telescope, after an unexpected anomaly.

Raised Ridges

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Mars Helicopter Scouts Risky Terrain for Perseverance Rover

The Ingenuity Mars helicopter has proven itself a valuable asset to Perseverance, scouting out terrain that the rover can't cross.

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