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A composite image showing Perseverance’s path through a dense section of boulders.

NASA’s Mars rover uses its self-driving smarts to navigate toughest route

As it continues its search for signs of ancient microbial life, NASA's Mars rover recently used its self-driving smarts to navigate its trickiest route yet.
Astronaut Andreas Mogensen with his chocolate mousse aboard the space station.

Chocolate mousse in space is more important than you think

An astronaut aboard the ISS has just used a purpose-built machine to make chocolate mousse, a creation that could prove vital for future space voyages.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx capsule heading to Earth.

Watch NASA’s capsule with asteroid samples hurtling to Earth

Watch the key moments from NASA's first-ever sample return mission, from spotting the capsule streaking across the sky to its arrival in a clean room.
This artist's rendering shows the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collecting a sample from the asteroid Bennu using a mechanical arm to touch the asteroid's surface.

OSIRIS-REx mission returns asteroid sample to Earth in NASA first

The OSIRIS-REx mission released its capsule containing a sample taken from the asteroid Bennu early this morning, and it landed in the Utah desert.
NASA astronaut and Expedition 69 Flight Engineer Frank Rubio poses for a portrait while working inside the International Space Station's Destiny laboratory module.

How to watch record-setting NASA astronaut return to Earth this week

This Wednesday, record-breaking NASA astronaut Frank Rubio will return to Earth from the International Space Station. Here's how to watch.
This artist’s concept shows NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descending towards asteroid Bennu to collect a sample of the asteroid’s surface.

Here’s the first image of OSIRIS-REx as it approaches Earth with asteroid sample

This weekend will see the landing of NASA's first asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx, and telescopes on the ground have been able to track it.
Webb’s NIRCam (Near Infrared Camera) captured a picture of the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa.

James Webb spots carbon dioxide on Europa, supporting theory of habitability

Europa is one of the most likely places in the solar system to support life beyond Earth, and now new findings could make that possibility more likely.
Frank Rubio aboard the space station.

NASA’s Frank Rubio has just done something very unusual in space

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio marked one whole year in orbit on Thursday, with his record-breaking stay scheduled to last 371 days.
NASA's crew for the Artemis II lunar mission.

NASA’s Artemis moon astronauts suit up for mission practice run

The four Artemis II astronauts who will embark on a flyby of the moon next year successfully conducted a pre-launch practice run on Wednesday.
The shadow of the Ingenuity helicopter during a flight on Mars.

NASA’s amazing Mars helicopter just set a new flight record

NASA's Mars helicopter continues to impress. During its 59th flight on the distant planet, the drone-like machine achieved a new record.
Shrouded in permanent darkness, the interior of Shackleton crater near the moon’s south pole is revealed in this stunning mosaic. The crater itself was captured by ShadowCam, a NASA instrument designed to peer into the shadowy parts of the lunar surface that has been orbiting the moon for almost a year on the South Korean spacecraft Danuri. The surrounding areas were imaged by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera. Portions of three of the 13 potential landing regions for astronauts during Artemis III can be seen in this image.

Here’s where NASA will land astronauts on the moon

A new image of the moon's far side shows the region selected for the landing of NASA's Artemis III mission, which aims to return humans to the lunar surface.
This mosaic of Bennu was created using observations made by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft that was in close proximity to the asteroid for over two years.

How to watch final moments of NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission

NASA will live stream the final moments of its groundbreaking OSIRIS-REx mission that will see it bring home samples collected from the Bennu asteroid in 2020.
A mid-level solar flare that peaked at 8:13 p.m. EDT on Oct. 1, 2015, captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Remarkable imagery shows NASA probe as it’s hit by a solar storm

A NASA spacecraft has for the first time flown through a solar eruption, capturing some remarkable imagery along the way.
The International Space Station.

NASA astronaut on first mission arrives safely at space station

On her maiden mission, NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara has arrived safely at the International Space Station together with two Russian cosmonauts.
A screenshot from the Slo Mo Guys' footage of a rocket engine test.

Watch this incredible slow-motion footage of a rocket engine test

The Slow Mo Guys recently used their high-tech camera to capture the awesome power of a rocket engine test, and the results are astonishing.
Combined observations from NASA’s NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) and Hubble’s WFC3 (Wide Field Camera 3) show spiral galaxy NGC 5584, which resides 72 million light-years away from Earth. Among NGC 5584’s glowing stars are pulsating stars called Cepheid variables and Type Ia supernova, a special class of exploding stars. Astronomers use Cepheid variables and Type Ia supernovae as reliable distance markers to measure the universe’s expansion rate.

New James Webb data shows that the crisis in cosmology persists

In the last few decades, one big question has created a crisis in the field of cosmology: How fast is the universe expanding?
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Five new images from Chandra reveal cosmic objects in X-ray wavelength

A series of five new images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory show the beauty of space as seen in the X-ray wavelength.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s high resolution, near-infrared look at Herbig-Haro 211 reveals exquisite detail of the outflow of a young star, an infantile analogue of our Sun. Herbig-Haro objects are formed when stellar winds or jets of gas spewing from newborn stars form shock waves colliding with nearby gas and dust at high speeds.

James Webb captures the stunning outflows from an infant star

A gorgeous new image from the James Webb Space Telescope shows a dramatic sight created by the outbursts of energy coming from a very young star.
Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe.

Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe work together on a puzzle about our sun

The sun's corona, or its outer atmosphere, is hundreds of times hotter than its surface, and it's still not clear exactly what that should be the case.
This illustration shows what exoplanet K2-18 b could look like based on science data. K2-18 b, an exoplanet 8.6 times as massive as Earth, orbits the cool dwarf star K2-18 in the habitable zone and lies 120 light years from Earth.

James Webb sees evidence of an ocean-covered ‘Hycean’ exoplanet

James Webb has once again peered into the atmosphere of an exoplanet, and this time it has identified indications that the planet could be covered in ocean.
This bottom up view shows the Soyuz MS-24 rocket’s first stage boosters as the spacecraft stands at its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

How to watch three astronauts launch to the ISS on Friday

On Friday, September 15, a crew of three astronauts will be launching on a Russian Soyuz rocket headed for the International Space Station. Here's how to watch.
SpaceX testing an engine on its Starship spacecraft.

SpaceX gets big hint from FAA on next Starship launch opportunity

The FAA has suggested that a launch license for the second test flight of SpaceX's mighty Starship rocket could be coming as early as next month.
NASA astronaut Frank Rubio aboard the ISS.

NASA astronaut describes record-breaking space stay as an ‘incredible challenge’

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio has been chatting about how he coped with spending six months longer than expected in orbit, breaking a record in the process.
NASA astronaut Frank Rubio aboard the ISS.

NASA’s Frank Rubio just set a space record aboard the ISS

ISS inhabitant Frank Rubio has set a record for the longest time in orbit by a NASA astronaut, but that wasn't the plan when he arrived there nearly a year ago.
Swift J0230 occurred over 500 million light-years away in a galaxy named 2MASX J02301709+2836050, captured here by the Pan-STARRS telescope in Hawaii.

Swift Observatory spots a black hole snacking on a nearby star

The Swift Observatory caught a new phenomenon: a black hole snacking on a star -- not totally destroying it, but pulling off material and nibbling away at it.
Scientists have used the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter’s Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) in a new mode of operation to record part of the Sun’s atmosphere that has been almost impossible to image until now. By covering the Sun’s bright disc with an ‘occulter’ inside the instrument, EUI can detect the million-times fainter ultraviolet light coming from the surrounding corona.

Scientists ‘hack’ Solar Orbiter’s camera to get a better look at the sun

The instrument team for the Solar Orbiter's ultraviolet camera have found a new way to make use of the instrument to help it peer into the sun's atmosphere.
The Indian Space Research Organization's lunar lander for the Chanrayaan-3 mission.

India’s Chandrayaan 3 lander may have detected its first moonquake

India's Chandrayaan 3 only recently made its historic lunar landing, but it is already collecting intriguing new data about the moon.
This colorful image of the globular star cluster Terzan 12 is a spectacular example of how dust in space affects starlight coming from background objects.

See the sparkling Terzan 12 globular cluster in new Hubble image

A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a stunning field of thousands of stars, part of a globular star cluster called Terzan 12.
Technicians at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory lower the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) instrument into the belly of the Perseverance rover.

Perseverance rover’s Mars oxygen machine comes to the end of its mission

MOXIE is a small box inside the rover which takes in carbon dioxide and converts it into oxygen. After 16 successful runs, the experiment has been concluded.
SpaceX's Starship spacecraft during a test in June 2023.

SpaceX Starship grounded by FAA until 63 fixes are made

The FAA has completed its investigation in the explosive test flight of the Starship in April and made a list of 63 corrective steps required before it can fly.
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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter reaches flight milestone

NASA's Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, has been on Mars for nearly two-and-a-half years and on its last trip reached a flight milestone.
SpaceX's fully stacked Starship on the launchpad in Boca Chica, Texas.

Elon Musk declares SpaceX’s mighty Starship rocket ready for launch

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has said that after a series of tests and the installation of a more robust launchpad, the mighty Starship rocket is ready to fly again.
This artist’s concept shows NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descending towards asteroid Bennu to collect a sample of the asteroid’s surface.

Watch NASA’s cinematic trailer for its asteroid mission’s homecoming

Watch NASA's trailer highlighting its remarkable OSIRIS-REx mission that's about to drop off asteroid samples that it collected three years ago.
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SpaceX Crew-6 splash down after 6 months in orbit

Four astronauts aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule have splashed down off the coast of Florida after six months in orbit.