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NASA's Lunar Flashlight spacecraft.

How to watch SpaceX launch NASA’s Lunar Flashlight mission

NASA’s Lunar Flashlight satellite will search the moon's surface for water ice in places that haven't seen sunlight in billions of years.
Earth and the moon seen from NASA's Orion spacecraft.

NASA’s moon spacecraft sets new distance record

The view from the Orion spacecraft as it launched on NASA's SLS rocket in November 2022.

Rocket footage shows awesome new view of Orion spacecraft launch

This time-lapse photograph was taken by astronomer Robert Weryk from near his home in London, Ontario, Canada, after NASA’s Scout system forewarned him about the entry of 2022 WJ1 on Nov. 19, 2022. The resulting fireball streaked directly overhead and continued east until it broke up.

How astronomers worked together to spot an asteroid before it hit Earth

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon cargo craft lifts off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station on Nov. 26, 2022.

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft delivers new solar arrays and more to ISS

New observations of WASP-39b with the JWST have provided a clearer picture of the exoplanet, showing the presence of sodium, potassium, water, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide in the planet's atmosphere. This artist's illustration also displays newly detected patches of clouds scattered across the planet.

James Webb gets most detailed look yet at an exoplanet’s atmosphere

This infrared image of the Orion Nebula features plenty of dust but no stars. In these infrared wavelengths, it’s possible to see hot spots where new stars are forming, while unseen bright, massive stars have carved out caverns of empty space.

See a stunning image of the Orion nebula stellar nursery

The galaxy merger Arp-Madore 417-391 steals the spotlight in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The Arp-Madore catalog is a collection of particularly peculiar galaxies spread throughout the southern sky, and includes a collection of subtly interacting galaxies as well as more spectacular colliding galaxies. Arp-Madore 417-391, which lies around 670 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus in the southern celestial hemisphere, is one such galactic collision. The two galaxies were distorted by gravity and twisted into a colossal ring, leaving their cores nestled side by side.

Hubble captures a pair of galaxies merging into an unusual ring shape

The black hole in V404 Cygni is actively pulling material away from a companion star — with about half the mass of the Sun — into a disk around the invisible object. A burst of X-rays from the black hole detected in 2015 created the high-energy rings from a phenomenon known as light echoes, where light bounces off of dust clouds in between the system and Earth. In these images, X-rays from Chandra are shown, along with optical data from the Pan-STARRS telescope that depict the stars in the field of view.

Listen to the spooky echoes of a black hole

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the company’s Dragon cargo spacecraft atop, is raised to a vertical position at NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A on Nov. 21, 2022, in preparation for the 26th commercial resupply services launch to the International Space Station.

All the science that’s launching to the space station today

Artist’s conception of a gas giant exoplanet orbiting around a Sun-like star. The young exoplanet HD 114082 b revolves around its Sun-like star within 110 days at a distance of 0.5 astronomical units.

Strangely chonky exoplanet has astronomers puzzled

View of the Moon seen from ESA's European Service Module that is powering NASA's Orion spacecraft to the Moon and back, on flight day nine of the Artemis I mission, on 24 November 2022.

Orion spacecraft enters distant retrograde orbit around the moon

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo capsule lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on the company’s 22nd Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station.

How to watch SpaceX launch its new Cargo Dragon capsule to ISS

How to watch SpaceX launch its new Cargo Dragon capsule to ISS

SpaceX is gearing up to launch a newly built Cargo Dragon spacecraft on a supply mission to the International Space Station on Saturday, November 26.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter.

Ingenuity takes shortest flight in Martian aviation history

Ingenuity takes shortest flight in Martian aviation history

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter recently completed its shortest-ever flight that successfully tested two new capabilities.
spacex launch booster 11th time falcon9

SpaceX launches booster for 11th time, but this time it didn’t return

SpaceX launches booster for 11th time, but this time it didn’t return

SpaceX sent one of its boosters skyward for the 11th time on Tuesday evening. However, unlike its 10 previous flights, this time it didn't return.
The moon and Earth seen from the space station.

Japan admits defeat with its moonbound CubeSat

Japan admits defeat with its moonbound CubeSat

Japan has ended efforts to put its Omotenashi CubeSat on the lunar surface after the device failed to deliver a line of communication to the mission team.
watch earth rise from the orion spacecraft

Watch this Earth rise as seen from the Orion spacecraft

Watch this Earth rise as seen from the Orion spacecraft

NASA has shared some beautiful footage captured by the Orion spacecraft showing Earth slowly emerging from behind the moon.
Earth, the moon, and the Orion spacecraft.

After lunar flyby, Orion snaps incredible ‘Earthset’ image

After lunar flyby, Orion snaps incredible ‘Earthset’ image

NASA posted an incredible Earthset image on Monday. It shows Earth moving behind the moon, with part of the Orion spacecraft also visible.
Visualization of the observable universe, using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

See the entire observable universe represented in this interactive map

See the entire observable universe represented in this interactive map

A new interactive map will show you the entire observable universe using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo capsule lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on the company’s 22nd Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station.

How to watch SpaceX launch a resupply mission to ISS on Tuesday

How to watch SpaceX launch a resupply mission to ISS on Tuesday

This week a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch to the International Space Station carrying research equipment and new solar arrays. Here's how to watch.
A small, dense cloud of gas and dust called CB 130-3 blots out the center of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. CB 130-3 is an object known as a dense core, a compact agglomeration of gas and dust. This particular dense core is in the constellation Serpens and seems to billow across a field of background stars.

Hubble Space Telescope captures the earliest stage of star formation

Hubble Space Telescope captures the earliest stage of star formation

This week's image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a beautiful cloud of dust and gas that could one day be the birthplace of a new star.
see lucy spacecraft slingshot past earth fly by

NASA team pauses efforts to deploy Lucy spacecraft’s unlatched array

NASA team pauses efforts to deploy Lucy spacecraft’s unlatched array

NASA's Lucy spacecraft has a solar array that hasn't fully deployed, and now, the team has had to pause their efforts to get the array into place.
Two of the most distant galaxies seen to date are captured in these Webb pictures of the outer regions of the giant galaxy cluster Abell 2744. The galaxies are not inside the cluster, but many billions of light-years behind it. 

James Webb spots two of the earliest galaxies ever seen

James Webb spots two of the earliest galaxies ever seen

The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered two of the earliest galaxies ever seen in the universe, and they are much brighter than expected.
An artist's depiction of the Orion spacecraft flying close to the moon.

How to watch Orion make its closest approach to the moon on Monday

How to watch Orion make its closest approach to the moon on Monday

NASA's Orion spacecraft is set to make a close approach to the moon on Monday. If you want to follow along, you'll be able to tune into a live stream.
The protostar L1527, shown in this image from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope.

See a new star being born in stunning James Webb image

See a new star being born in stunning James Webb image

The James Webb Space Telescope has captured a stunning image of the birth of a new star.
This image of “Yori Pass” was taken by a Hazcam imager aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover on Nov. 5, 2022.

Perseverance rover explores sandstone pass for evidence of ancient life

Perseverance rover explores sandstone pass for evidence of ancient life

The Perseverance rover recently arrived at a new area of Mars named the Yori Pass, which is an exciting opportunity to search for evidence of ancient life.
This artist’s conception shows the fully unfolded James Webb Space Telescope in space.

How NASA is dealing with micrometeoroids threatening James Webb

How NASA is dealing with micrometeoroids threatening James Webb

Earlier this year, James Webb Space Telescope suffered a micrometeoroid impact. Now, NASA has shared its plan to deal with such impacts as Webb ages.
On the second day of the 25.5-day Artemis I mission, Orion used its optical navigation camera to snap black and white photos of planet Earth. Orion uses the optical navigation camera to capture imagery of the Earth and the Moon at different phases and distances, providing an enhanced body of data to certify its effectiveness as a method for determining its position in space for future missions under differing lighting conditions.

Orion spacecraft is looking good for its mission to the moon

Orion spacecraft is looking good for its mission to the moon

Following its historic launch this week, NASA's Orion spacecraft is on its way to the moon for the Artemis I mission.
Animation screen grab showing NASA's upcoming Mars Sample Return mission.

Watch NASA’s cinematic animation of upcoming Mars Sample Return mission

Watch NASA’s cinematic animation of upcoming Mars Sample Return mission

NASA has released a cinematic animation showing some of the key moments from the upcoming Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission.
how to photograph perseid meteor shower streak in the night sky

How to watch the spectacular Leonid meteor shower tonight

How to watch the spectacular Leonid meteor shower tonight

With the Leonids known to create particularly bright streaks across the sky, we should be in for a treat on Thursday night when the meteor shower peaks.
Artist concept of the SpaceX Starship on the surface of the Moon.

NASA inks deal with SpaceX for second crewed lunar landing

NASA inks deal with SpaceX for second crewed lunar landing

NASA has inked a deal with SpaceX for a second mission to put astronauts on the lunar surface before the end of this decade.
Orion's first image of Earth.

NASA’s moon spacecraft beams back first images of Earth

NASA’s moon spacecraft beams back first images of Earth

NASA’s uncrewed Orion spacecraft has sent back its first images of Earth as it heads toward a rendezvous with the moon as part of the Artemis I mission.
NASA's SLS rocket launching at the start of the Artemis I mission.

NASA’s historic Artemis I mission finally underway with SLS rocket launch

NASA’s historic Artemis I mission finally underway with SLS rocket launch

NASA has successfully launched its next-generation SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft on a test flight to the moon, ushering in a new era of space exploration.
A view of Earth from an astronaut's helmet camera during a spacewalk at the ISS.

NASA spacewalk video features a stunning view of Earth

NASA spacewalk video features a stunning view of Earth

Two American astronauts spent just over 7 hours outside the International Space Station on Tuesday in what was NASA's first spacewalk since March.