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Rosetta and Comet 67P artwork

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Where and When Will Rosetta Crash?

As ESA's comet orbiter enters its final year of operations, mission managers are deciding its fate.

WT1190F

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Mystery Object to Reenter Earth's Atmosphere

WT1190F will burn up over the Indian Ocean on November 13th, giving researchers an unprecedented opportunity to follow its path — and figure out where it came from.

Earth on October 19, 2015

Professional Telescopes

DSCOVRing Earth

An innovative Earth-observing satellite now shows near-daily views of our home planet online.

Air Force's X-37/B

Celestial News & Events

How to Spot the USAF’s ‘Mini-Shuttle’

Now is the time to track the secret space plane X-37/B on its OTV-4 mission.

Aerial view of LIGO Hanford

Professional Telescopes

Advanced LIGO On the Hunt

What exciting new discoveries await astronomers in the field of gravitational wave astronomy?

Astrosat Launch

Spacecraft and Space Missions

India Launches First Astronomy Satellite

AstroSat launched into orbit on September 28, 2015, and will soon start returning visible, ultraviolet, and X-ray images of the universe.

Jets from Comet 67P seen by Rosetta

Solar System

Clocking Water's Escape from Comet 67P

Thanks to the Rosetta spacecraft, researchers can follow the cycle of water escaping from the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Apollo 12 witnesses solar eclipse

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Views of Sunday’s Solar Eclipse from Space

Some of the most stunning views of Sunday's partial solar eclipse didn't come from Earth.

Gaia14aae, artist's conception

Stellar Science

Amateurs Help Discover Rare Eclipsing Binary

A collaboration of amateur and professional astronomers has uncovered a rare variety of eclipsing binary star - and a supernova in the making.

Asteroid Prospector Flyer prototype

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Robotic Flyers: Future of Space Exploration?

Quadcopters, the four-propellered drones that have become a familiar sight in terrestrial skies, may be the next big thing in space exploration.

2015 HM10 on closest approach

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Shedding New Light on Near-Earth Asteroids

Students captured some amazing videos of near-Earth asteroids this past month, demonstrating a powerful tool for learning about some of our nearest celestial neighbors.

High-Definition Space Telescope (HDST)

Professional Telescopes

High Definition Space Telescope — Hubble’s Successor?

A proposal released earlier this month calls for a giant orbiting space telescope that may revolutionize astronomy.

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