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SpaceX's Crew-7 astronauts.

How to watch NASA and SpaceX launch Crew-7 to the space station

NASA and SpaceX are making final preparations for the Crew-7 flight to the International Space Station. Here's how to watch the launch.
The lenticular galaxy NGC 6684 bathes this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in a pale light. Captured with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys, this galaxy is around 44 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Pavo. Pavo – the Latin name for peacock – is a constellation in the southern sky and one of four constellations collectively known as the Southern Birds.

Hubble images our ghostly neighborhood galaxy NGC 6684

A program called Every Known Nearby Galaxy is using Hubble to observe every galaxy located within 10 megaparsecs of Earth that has not yet been imaged.
Artist conception of the system, where the smaller star induces breaking surface waves in the more massive companion.

Wild ‘heartbreak’ star has waves three times the height of the sun

An enormous new type of star that researchers are calling a heartbreak star has waves on its surface that are three time the size of our sun.
Artist’s impression of the planet Beta Pictoris b orbiting its star.

Watch a video of an exoplanet orbiting its star — made from 17 years of observations

Astronomers have created a video of an exoplanet called Beta Pictoris b, located 63 light-years away in the constellation Pictor, orbiting its star.
This annotated artist’s concept of NASA’s InSight lander on Mars points out the antennas on the spacecraft’s deck.

Mars is spinning faster every year and no one knows exactly why

The InSight lander mission ended last year, but its data reveals some surprises about Mars, including the fact that the planet is rotating faster every year.
A bright Perseid meteor streaked down on August 7, 2010, over buildings at the Stellafane amateur astronomy convention in Springfield, Vermont.

How to watch the 2023 Perseid meteor shower this weekend

This weekend sees the opportunity to catch the best meteor shower of the year, as the Earth passes through a cloud of debris from a comet called Swift–Tuttle.
A massive galaxy cluster called WHL0137-08 contains the most strongly magnified galaxy known in the universe’s first billion years: the Sunrise Arc, and within that galaxy, the most distant star ever detected, nicknamed Earendel.

James Webb captures image of the most distant star ever discovered

The James Webb Space Telescope has captured a stunning image of the most distant star ever discovered, named Earendel.
A Russian Soyuz rocket launches the Luna-25 mission.

Russia just launched its first lunar mission since 1976

Russia has successfully launched a Soyuz-2.1b rocket on a mission to the moon to explore the lunar South Pole.
Virgin Galactic's space plane heading to the edge of space.

Watch Virgin Galactic blast its first tourists to the edge of space

Virgin Galactic has flown its first private tourists to the edge of space in a trip that included awesome views of Earth and a short period of weightlessness.
The shape of a question mark captured by the James Webb Space Telescope.

Scientists explain cosmic ‘question mark’ spotted by Webb space telescope

Scientists have been intrigued by the appearance of a question mark captured in deep space by the James Webb Space Telescope.
Artemis II crew members, shown inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, check out their Orion crew module on August 8, 2023.

NASA’s moon crew enjoys first close encounter with their Orion spaceship

The four astronauts selected for a mission to the moon next year have had their first good look at the Orion capsule that will take them there.
SpaceX testing its Super Heavy booster.

SpaceX images flaunt the awesome power of Starship rocket

SpaceX has shared a set of dramatic images captured during a recent static fire test of its Super Heavy vehicle, the most powerful rocket ever built.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter.

NASA’s Mars helicopter glimpses Perseverance rover from the sky

NASA’s Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, captured an aerial image of the Perseverance rover during a short test flight at the end of last week.
VSS Unity during a test flight to the edge of space.

How to watch Virgin Galactic send its first private tourist to edge of space

Virgin Galactic is about to use its rocket-powered aircraft to send its first fee-paying passenger to the edge of space.
Boeing's Starliner spacecraft at the space station during an uncrewed test flight.

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft won’t fly first crew until next year

Boeing’s Starliner CST-100 spacecraft won’t be flying its first crew to the International Space Station until next year.
The Ariane 5 lifts off for the final time in July 2023.

Get up close to Ariane 5 rocket’s final launch in this 360-degree video

Check out this 360-degree video showing Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket launch for the final time, with the camera place just 50 meters away.
watch spacex test fire the worlds most powerful rocket super heavy static

Watch SpaceX test fire the world’s most powerful rocket

SpaceX performed a static fire test of a Super Heavy booster on Sunday to evaluate changes to the vehicle and launchpad following April's maiden flight.
JWST/NIRcam composite image of the Ring Nebula. The images clearly show the main ring, surrounded by a faint halo and with many delicate structures. The interior of the ring is filled with hot gas. The star which ejected all this material is visible at the very centre. It is extremely hot, with a temperature in excess of 100,000 degrees. The nebula was ejected only about 4000 years ago. Technical details: The image was obtained with JWST's NIRCam instrument on August 4, 2022. Images in three different filters were combined to create this composite image: F212N (blue); F300M (green); and F335M (red).

James Webb telescope captures the gorgeous Ring Nebula in stunning detail

A new image from the James Webb Space Telescope shows the stunning Ring Nebula -- a gorgeous structure of dust and gas located in the constellation of Lyra.
The irregular galaxy NGC 6822.

See how James Webb instruments work together to create stunning views of space

New images from the James Webb Space Telescope show incredible views of the dusty galaxy NGC 6822 - and the different views captured by Webb instruments.
Curiosity Rover

Curiosity rover battles up a 23-degree slope in its exploration of Mars

The Curiosity rover is slowing making its way up Mount Sharp, a 3-mile-tall mountain on Mars. But heaving up a mountain can be tricky for a little rover.
A coronal mass ejection as seen by SOHO on 28 October 2021. This event is an example of a rare ‘ground level enhancement’. During these events, particles from the Sun are energetic enough to pass through the magnetic bubble that surrounds Earth and protects us from less energetic solar outbursts. This was only the 73rd ground level enhancement since records began in the 1940s, and none have been recorded since.

A solar eruption was detected on Earth, the moon, and even Mars

Scientists recently reported on a solar event that was detectable not only on Earth, but also on the moon and Mars.
Webb’s infrared image of the galaxy cluster El Gordo (“the Fat One”) reveals hundreds of galaxies, some never before seen at this level of detail. El Gordo acts as a gravitational lens, distorting and magnifying the light from distant background galaxies. Two of the most prominent features in the image include the Thin One, located just below and left of the image center, and the Fishhook, a red swoosh at upper right. Both are lensed background galaxies.

James Webb image shows the majesty of the most massive known galaxy cluster

A recent image from the James Webb Space Telescope shows the most massive galaxy cluster we know of, one so large that it is nicknamed El Gordo, or the fat one.
Euclid’s Near-Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer (NISP) instrument is dedicated to measuring the amount of light that galaxies emit at each wavelength. It will image the sky in infrared light (900–2000 nm) to measuring the brightness and intensity of light. This image was taken during commissioning of Euclid to check that the focused instrument worked as expected. This is a raw image taken using NISP’s ‘Y’ filter. Because it is largely unprocessed, some unwanted artefacts remain – for example the cosmic rays that shoot straight across, seen especially in the VIS image. The Euclid Consortium will ultimately turn the longer-exposed survey observations into science-ready images that are artefact-free, more detailed, and razor sharp.

See the incredible first images taken by the dark matter-hunting Euclid telescope

The recently-launched Euclid space telescope just took some of its first images, giving a taste of what is to come from this dark matter investigation tool.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket leaves the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on August 3, 2023.

Watch SpaceX blast a 5-tonne Intelsat satellite to orbit

SpaceX successfully launched a 5-metric-ton Intelsat communications satellite to orbit on Thursday, August 3. Watch the key moments of the mission.
The International Space Station pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly-around of the orbiting lab.

NASA reveals new date for Crew-7 mission to space station

NASA was aiming to launch SpaceX's Crew-7 astronauts to the ISS on August 17, but adjustments to other missions mean it's had to select a new date.
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NASA’s skywatching tips for August include a famous meteor shower

August is a great month for skywatching, with a meteor shower and a blue moon among some of the treats in store for those who look up.
An artist's concept of the Voyager 2 spacecraft

NASA hears Voyager ‘heartbeat’ as it tries to reconnect with spacecraft

NASA has received a signal from Voyager 2 after accidentally losing contact with it, paving the way for an attempt to restore full communications.
An artist's concept of the Voyager 2 spacecraft

NASA accidentally loses contact with legendary Voyager 2 spacecraft

NASA has lost contact with the legendary Voyager 2 spacecraft after “inadvertently” sending it a command that caused its antenna to point away from Earth.
SpaceX testing its water deluge system for Starship launches.

Watch SpaceX test new water deluge system for Starship launches

SpaceX has released dramatic footage showing the testing of a new water deluge system designed to limit the damage caused by its Starship rocket at launch.
watch the highlights of spacexs falcon heavy launch july 2023

Watch the highlights of SpaceX’s triple-booster Falcon Heavy launch

Check out the highlights from SpaceX's recent launch of the mighty Falcon Heavy, including the landing of the rocket's two side boosters.
The spiral galaxy NGC 1532, also known as Haley’s Coronet, is caught in a lopsided tug of war with its smaller neighbor, the dwarf galaxy NGC 1531. The image — taken by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Dark Energy Camera mounted on the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab — captures the mutual gravitational influences of a massive- and dwarf-galaxy merger.

Spiral galaxy caught in the act as it’s about to eat its dwarf galaxy neighbor

An image from the Dark Energy Camera shows an act of galactic cannibalism, with a spiral galaxy devouring a nearby dwarf galaxy that wandered into its path.
This artist's illustration shows a planet (dark silhouette) passing in front of the red dwarf star AU Microscopii.

Hubble watches an extreme exoplanet being stripped by its star

A Neptune-sized planet orbits close enough to its star that it is bombarded by dramatic flares which cook the planet with radiation and strip its atmosphere.
A high-resolution image of a tightly bound pair of actively forming stars, known as Herbig-Haro 46/47, in near-infrared light.

James Webb captures vast structure created by newborn stars

Newborn stars are often active and glow brightly, but on rare occasions they create something epic: a vast two-lobed structure called a Herbig-Haro object.
The tranquil spiral galaxy UGC 12295.

Hubble observes a galaxy that hosted an epic supernova explosion

This week's image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a stunning view of a spiral galaxy called UGC 12295, located nearly 200 million light-years away.