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Beagle 2 on Mars

Space Missions

New Clues on the Fate of Beagle 2

An innovative technique sheds new light on what doomed Britain's Beagle 2 spacecraft when it tried to land on Mars in 2003.

Martian meteorite

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Curiosity Finds "Egg Rock" Iron Meteorite

NASA's intrepid Mars rover gets a close-up view of a bizarrely shaped space rock that landed on the lower slope of Mount Sharp.

Schiaparelli landing details

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Schiaparelli: Requiem for a Mars Lander

New glimpses from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and ongoing data analysis are revealing the fate of the Schiaparelli lander.

EDM Lander

Space Missions

ESA's Schiaparelli Lander: Missing in Action

Here's what we know so far about the fate European Space Agency's Schiaparelli mission.


Solar System

NASA's Juno Suffers Engine Anomaly, Briefly Enters Safe Mode

Engineers have decided to keep the Jupiter probe, Juno, in its current orbit until an issue with its engine can be addressed.

EDM Lander

Solar System

Schiaparelli Lander to Touch Down on Mars

The innovative joint European Space Agency/Roscosmos Schiaparelli lander begins its three day solo journey to the Martian surface this weekend.

Rosetta on Comet 67P's surface

Solar System

Rosetta's Grand Finale

The historic mission to explore a comet ends in dramatic fashion on September 30th.


Professional Telescopes

FAST Radio Telescope Open for Business

China recently unveiled FAST, the world's largest single dish radio telescope.

Gancedo meteorite after being unearthed in Argentina

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Huge Meteorite "Gancedo" Found in Argentina

A team in Argentina unearths a spectacular space rock, possibly the world's third largest single find.

OSIRIS-REx launch

Space Missions

Osiris-REX is Bound for Asteroid Bennu

NASA's Osiris-REX spacecraft launched successfully from Cape Canaveral on September 8th and is headed to asteroid Bennu for a dramatic sample return mission.

Jupiter aurora

Solar System

Juno Makes First Science Pass at Jupiter

On August 27th, NASA's Juno made its closest pass to the giant planet — here's what we learned.


Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

The Return of Stereo B?

Feared lost for almost two years, NASA's Stereo B solar observatory is now back in (tentative) contact with mission control.

TNO Niku

Space Missions

Retrograde Rock "Niku" Defies Orbital Trend

The discovery of trans-Neptunian object 2011 KT19 in a strange orbit deepens a key mystery in the outer solar system.

Hitomi in space

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Possible Replacement for Hitomi

JAXA and NASA are looking at the possibility of replacing the dead Hitomi X-ray observatory, with a potential launch around 2020.

Mars 2020 rover

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Mars 2020 Rover Construction Moves Ahead

The Mars 2020 rover reached a third crucial milestone this past week on the path to the launch pad.

Juno engine burn animation

Space Missions

NASA's Juno Probe Reaches Jupiter

After a 5-year-long journey, NASA's latest emissary to the largest planet in the solar system has arrived at its destination.

The orbit of 2016 HO3

Solar System

Newfound Object 2016 HO3 Shares Earth's Orbit

A recently discovered asteroid plays leapfrog with Earth as they both orbit around the Sun.

Solar System

FRIPON: A New All-Sky Meteor Network

An innovative new meteor detection network will engage researchers and the public in a search for space rocks.

LISA Pathfinder

Space Missions

LISA Pathfinder Surpasses Expectations

First science results from ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission exceed expectations, with five times the sensitivity. This result paves the way for a future full-scale gravitational wave observatory in space.

International Space Station

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Watch the International Space Station Marathon

The orbiting science laboratory begins a series of marathon passes this week that favor the northern hemisphere.