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TAG Osiris-REX

Solar System

Osiris-REX "TAGs" Bennu, Returns Stunning Views

See images and video from NASA’s Osiris-REX spacecraft as it samples the Nightingale site.

OSIRIS-Rex

Solar System

Osiris-REX Successfully Collected Sample from Asteroid Bennu

NASA's Osiris-REX mission has successfully touched down on the asteroid Bennu to collect a sample of its surface for return to Earth.

Space Debris

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Distant Space Debris a Threat to Satellites

New observations show we're not tracking a majority of debris in higher orbits.

Astrobotics

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Two Lunar Lander Missions for 2021

Two commercial landers are set to head to the Moon next year.

2020 QU6

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Amateur Astronomer Finds Kilometer-size Asteroid

A grant from the Planetary Society enabled an amateur astronomer's discovery of kilometer-size asteroid 2020 QU6.

Lick Observatory

Professional Telescopes

Historic Lick Observatory Survives California Fire

The Lick Observatory, a major astronomical institution outside San Jose, has survived a devastating California wildfire mostly unscathed.

OGO 1

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Half-ton OGO 1 Spacecraft Set to Reenter

NASA's Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 1, a bus-sized relic of the early Space Age, is set to reenter in the coming week.

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Iconic Arecibo Radio Dish Damaged

A broken support cable at the Arecibo radio observatory brings operations to a halt.

Earth vs Hayabusa 2

Solar System

Potential New Targets for Japan's Hayabusa 2 Mission

The Hayabusa 2 team has laid out a proposal for an extended mission to one of two asteroids after the spacecraft's sample return this December.

Perseverance launch

Solar System

NASA Launches Perseverance Rover for Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover heads to the Red Planet.

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

China Launches Tianwen 1 Mars Mission

China launches its first Marsbound mission, Tianwen 1, which carries an ambitious orbiter, lander, and rover package.

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

United Arab Emirates Launches Mars Hope Orbiter

United Arab Emirates joins the "planetary space club" with an ambitious mission to Mars.

Clyde's Spot

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Amateur Astronomer Discovers "Clyde's Spot" on Jupiter

The discovery of a new feature on Jupiter gave NASA’s Juno mission an opportunity to image an emerging storm up close.

NICER mounted on the International Space Station

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA to Use Pulsar Navigation for Deep Space Missions

NICER and SEXTANT demonstrate XNAV pulsar navigation system that may be used on Artemis.

InSight

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Mars "Mole" Is in the Ground (Again)

After months of careful work, NASA's Insight mission has its mole burrowed in the Martian soil.

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA, SpaceX Launch Historic Mission to International Space Station

Crewed spaceflight returns to U.S. soil, with the successful launch of Crew Dragon Demo 2.

Roman Space Telescope

Astronomy and Society

NASA Renames WFIRST: The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope

NASA is renaming its next flagship space observatory to honor pioneering NASA astronomer and "Mother of Hubble," Nancy Grace Roman.

Eclipse mosaic

Astronomy and Society

Medieval "Dark Eclipse" Helps Date Ice Cores — and Time Volcanic Eruptions

Scientists have used a famous "dark eclipse" of the Moon to help date ice cores collected in Greenland and the Antarctic.

Pluto atmosphere

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Did Pluto Harbor an Ancient Subsurface Ocean?

New studies shed light on the early years of Pluto's formation, and whether it ever hosted a subsurface ocean.

JWST

People, Places, and Events

Space and Astronomy in the Time of COVID-19

The ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on spaceflight, science, and professional and amateur astronomy.

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