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Bennu sample return capsule on the ground in the desert, red-white parachute behind

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Osiris-REX Capsule Returns Samples of Asteroid Bennu to Earth

Samples taken from the asteroid Bennu are now safely on Earth.


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X-ray, Moon Missions Launch from Japan

In an ambitious mission pairing, Japan launched a next-generation X-ray observatory and an innovative lunar lander.

Aditya L1

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India Launches Aditya L1 Solar Observatory

India’s first dedicated solar science mission Aditya L1 heads spaceward.

Chandrayaan 3

Astronomy and Society

India’s Chandrayaan 3 Lands on the Moon; Russia's Luna 25 Crashes

In a first, India’s Chandrayaan 3 soft-lands in the lunar south pole region of the Moon.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Russia Heads for the Moon for the First Time Since 1976

The launch of Russia’s Luna 25 lander heralds the nation’s return to lunar and planetary exploration.

Chandrayaan 3

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India's Chandrayaan 3 Reaches for the Moon (Updates with Video)

India is headed back to the Moon with its ambitious new Chandrayaan 3 mission.

Voyager 2

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Contact Briefly Lost with Voyager 2

NASA detected a faint "heartbeat" signal from Voyager 2, after an erroneous command caused the spacecraft to lose contact with Earth.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Euclid Space Telescope Launches to Explore Dark Energy, Dark Matter

The European Space Agency’s new space telescope promises to unlock a key mystery of modern cosmology.


Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

BepiColombo Mission Makes Third Mercury Flyby

The Mercury-bound BepiColombo Mission made its third flyby past the solar system’s innermost world on June 19th.

MBR mission

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United Arab Emirates Announces New Mission to the Asteroid Belt

An ambitious new mission from the United Arab Emirates would fly closely and speedily by seven main-belt asteroids.


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Magnets Are Bad News for Meteorites

Common handheld magnets can erase crucial data in ancient meteorites.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Japanese Mission Attempts Moon Landing, Falls Silent (Update)

The Hakuto R lander, built by Tokyo-based iSpace, was to be a commercial mission to the Moon, but it has yet to phone home on landing day.


Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

European JUICE Mission Launches for Jupiter

The European Space Agency’s first dedicated mission to the icy moons of Jupiter has launched successfully.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Artemis II Crew Selection, Mission Update

NASA has announced the names for the Artemis 2 crew headed to the Moon in 2024. Meanwhile, the Artemis program as a whole is taking shape.


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Rosalind Franklin Rover Targeting 2028 Launch to Mars

The European Space Agency is working to get its ambitious Mars rover back on track after complex delays.

2023 CX1

Solar System

Small Asteroid Spotted Hours Before Demise

The swift detection of a small asteroid, and recovery of its surviving fragments, shows we’re getting better at spotting incoming objects.

Lucy spacecraft next to shiny rock on black field

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Lucy Mission Has a New Asteroid to Fly By

NASA’s Lucy mission now has a new first target of opportunity, a main-belt asteroid it will visit this November.

Psyche Mission

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Space Missions to Watch in 2023

A tour of Jupiter’s moons and a mission to a "metal asteroid" are among the spacecraft to be launched in 2023.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA's Mars Insight Reaches End of Mission

NASA's groundbreaking Insight lander on Mars has fallen silent.

Hakuto-R launch

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Trio of Spacecraft Launch for the Moon

NASA’s Lunar Flashlight, iSpace’s Hakuto R from Japan, and the United Arab Emirates' Rashid rover are all headed to the Moon after launching aboard a SpaceX rocket.

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