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How a paved road and landing pad might look on the moon.

NASA video highlights first commercial delivery service to the moon

NASA has shared a video highlighting its plan to launch the first commercial delivery service to the moon that will radically advance its explorations there.
The Falcon Heavy on the launchpad in December 2023.

SpaceX reveals new launch date for 5th attempt at Falcon Heavy mission

SpaceX has revealed a new target launch date for a mission that will see its triple-booster Falcon Heavy rocket carry an experimental space plane to orbit.
New Shepard lifts off from Launch Site One in West Texas for the NS-16 mission on July 20, 2021.

How to watch Blue Origin’s rocket return to flight

The mission marks a return to flight after Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket exploded in midair shortly after its last launch in September 2022.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a solar flare – as seen in the bright flash in the upper right – on Dec. 14. The image shows a subset of extreme ultraviolet light that highlights the extremely hot material in flares, and which is colorized in teal.

Sun emits most powerful solar flare observed in six years

This week, the sun let out a powerful solar flare - the most powerful since 2017, and among the most powerful recorded to date.
An interacting galaxy system known as Arp-Madore 2105-332, that lies about 200 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Microscopium.

Hubble captures a formation of galaxies neatly lined up

A new Hubble image shows both an interacting galaxy system, and a string of galaxies which happen to line up in a neat procession.
Water from the subsurface ocean of Saturn’s moon Enceladus sprays from huge fissures out into space.

Key ingredient for life found at Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus

Researchers have found a key ingredient for life in the plumes of water which spew from Enceladus's surface.
Artist’s illustration of one of the Voyager spacecraft.

Computer glitch hampers Voyager 1’s communication system

The nearly 50 year old spacecraft has experienced a glitch which means it is no longer sending science data back to Earth.
The central portion of the star cluster IC 348. Astronomers combed the cluster in search of tiny, free-floating brown dwarfs.

James Webb spots tiniest known brown dwarf in stunning star cluster

A new image from the James Webb Space Telescope shows a stunning view of a star cluster that contains one of the smallest brown dwarfs ever identified.
The once-missing tomatoes, looking a bit squashed.

NASA video tells the tale of the missing space tomatoes

NASA has shared a video telling the story of the disappearing space tomatoes, a mysterious tale that recently made headlines around the world.
The International Space Station.

Watch this footage of a shooting star captured from the space station

As the Geminid meteor shower nears its peak, an astronaut has shared footage of a shooting star he recently witnessed from the ISS.
The Falcon Heavy rocket on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

SpaceX scrubs Falcon Heavy launch for 4th day in a row

SpaceX has scrubbed Wednesday night’s launch of the triple-booster Falcon Heavy rocket, marking the fourth such delay in as many days.
New Shepard lifts off from Launch Site One in West Texas for the NS-16 mission on July 20, 2021.

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to make first rocket flight since 2022 explosion

Blue Origin is aiming to launch its New Shepard rocket as early as next week in its first flight since September 2022 when the vehicle exploded in midair.
NASA's Perserverance Mars rover.

Perseverance joins the 1,000-sols club on Mars, gets congratulated by Curiosity

NASA's Perseverance rover this week reached 1,000 martian sols after arriving on the faraway planet in February 2021.
The Falcon Heavy on the launchpad in December 2023.

SpaceX stands down from Falcon Heavy launch for third day in a row

SpaceX has stood down from Tuesday's launch of the Falcon Heavy, marking the third such delay since Sunday. It's now targeting Wednesday evening for launch.
The view from inside NASA's Orion spacecraft as it reentered Earth's atmosphere at the end of the Artemis I mission in December 2022.

Extraordinary footage shows Orion’s ride to Earth exactly a year ago

NASA has shared some extraordinary footage from the inside of the Orion spacecraft as it returned to Earth at high speed a year ago this week.
The crew of STS-88, the first shuttle mission to the International Space Station in 1998.

Here’s how the space station made history 25 years ago today

The International Space Station made history 25 years ago today, and NASA marked the occasion by sharing two very special photographs.
Over 100 meteors are recorded in this composite image taken during the peak of the Geminid meteor shower in 2014.

How to watch the Geminid Meteor Shower this week

This week will see the peak of one of the year's best meteors showers, the Geminids. Here's how to watch either in person or online.
A new high-definition image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) unveils intricate details of supernova remnant Cassiopeia A (Cas A), and shows the expanding shell of material slamming into the gas shed by the star before it exploded. The most noticeable colors in Webb’s newest image are clumps of bright orange and light pink that make up the inner shell of the supernova remnant. These tiny knots of gas, comprised of sulfur, oxygen, argon, and neon from the star itself, are only detectable by NIRCam’s exquisite resolution, and give researchers a hint at how the dying star shattered like glass when it exploded.

James Webb provides a second view of an exploded star

A beautiful supernova remnant, Cassiopeia A, was recently imaged by the James Webb telescope. See how the observation compares to a previous MIRI image.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter acquired this image using its navigation camera. This camera is mounted in the helicopter's fuselage and pointed directly downward to track the ground during flight. This image was acquired on Oct. 24, 2021 (Sol 241 of the Perseverance rover mission) at the local mean solar time of 12:34:15.

NASA’s Mars helicopter is about to attempt a colossal flight

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is about to attempt its longest flight across Mars since its first hover in April 2021.
This illustration, updated as of June 2020, depicts NASA’s Psyche spacecraft.

NASA’s Psyche spacecraft sends back its first image of a star field

NASA has shared the first images taken by its Psyche mission, which launched in October to study a strange metal asteroid located in the main belt.
NASA astronaut and Expedition 68 Flight Engineer Frank Rubio checks tomato plants growing inside the International Space Station for the XROOTS space botany study on Oct. 14, 2022.

Missing tomato recovered after being lost on the ISS for 8 months

Astronauts on board the the International Space Station have finally located a single tomato that was lost somewhere in the station for eight months.
Hubble orbiting more than 300 miles above Earth as seen from the space shuttle.

Hubble Space Telescope is back up and running following gyro problem

The Hubble Space Telescope is back to full operations following several weeks in safe mode due to a problem with one of its components.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy heading to space.

How to watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch U.S. space plane to orbit

SpaceX is preparing the latest launch of its triple-booster Falcon Heavy rocket, which will carry an experimental space plane to orbit for the U.S. Space Force.
The Hubble Space Telescope orbits Earth.

NASA will try bringing the Hubble telescope back online on Friday

The Hubble Space Telescope recently suffered a glitch that made it go into safe mode. On Friday, NASA will attempt to get the telescope up and running again.
SpaceX's Starship spacecraft separating from the first-stage Super Heavy rocket in the vehicle's second integrated test flight in November 2023.

SpaceX shares cinematic footage of last month’s Starship mission

SpaceX has shared spectacular new footage of last month’s launch of the Starship, the most powerful rocket ever to fly.
The International Space Station.

Watch the birth of the International Space Station 25 years ago

Exactly 25 years ago, the U.S. Unity module linked together with Russia’s Zarya module in Earth orbit, marking the beginning of the International Space Station.
The International Space Station.

25 amazing ISS photos to mark 25 years of the space station

Enjoy a stunning set of photos of the International Space Station as the orbital facility this week marks 25 years of operations.
A screenshot from the I.S.S. movie.

Watch the trailer for new space-based thriller I.S.S.

Check out the trailer for the high-octane thriller I.S.S (International Space Station), coming to movie theaters on January 19.
VSS Unity during a test flight to the edge of space.

Virgin Galactic to lose funding from its billionaire founder

Richard Branson has said he will no longer put any money into Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company that he founded 19 years ago.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter.

NASA’s Mars helicopter still working fine after month-long break

It's always a tense moment for NASA as it comes to fly its Mars helicopter after a long break, but the plucky aircraft performed just fine on its latest trip.
Arianespace's animation showing the launch of its next-gen Ariane 6 rocket.

Watch first launch of Europe’s next-gen rocket in ESA animation

Arianespace has shared an animation showing what the first launch of Europe's next-generation heavy-lift Ariane 6 rocket will look like.
The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope reveals intricate details of the Herbig Haro object 797 (HH 797). Herbig-Haro objects are luminous regions surrounding newborn stars (known as protostars), and are formed when stellar winds or jets of gas spewing from these newborn stars form shockwaves colliding with nearby gas and dust at high speeds. HH 797, which dominates the lower half of this image, is located close to the young open star cluster IC 348, which is located near the eastern edge of the Perseus dark cloud complex. The bright infrared objects in the upper portion of the image are thought to host two further protostars. This image was captured with Webb’s Near-InfraRed Camera (NIRCam).

James Webb telescope captures a dramatic image of newborn star

A new image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope shows the dramatic outflows from a young star.
NASA Orbiter Snaps Stunning Views of Mars Horizon

Mars Odyssey spacecraft pulls a sideways maneuver to capture the planet’s horizon

A new image from a NASA orbiter shows an unusual view of Mars, capturing the planet's horizon complete with clouds.
nasa skywatching tips december meteor shower shooting star

NASA’s skywatching tips for December include a meteor shower

NASA's skywatching tips for December include a meteor shower and the chance to spot a passing asteroid with the naked eye.