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This landscape of “mountains” and “valleys” speckled with glittering stars is actually the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals for the first time previously invisible areas of star birth.

Gorgeous images show off James Webb telescope’s remarkable abilities

Gorgeous images show off James Webb telescope’s remarkable abilities

If yesterday's deep field image got you excited for the James Webb Space Telescope, there's a veritable feast of space images on offer today.
Doctor Who's Whomobile.

Check out Doctor Who’s wacky Whomobile from 1973

Check out Doctor Who’s wacky Whomobile from 1973

Check out the Whomobile, Doctor Who's futuristic (well, futuristic for 1973) automobile that appeared in at least one episode of the British sci-fi show.
SpaceX's prototype Super Heavy rocket explodes during testing.

Watch: SpaceX’s Super Heavy rocket suffers explosion during test

Watch: SpaceX’s Super Heavy rocket suffers explosion during test

SpaceX’s next-generation Super Heavy rocket suffered an explosion during pre-launch testing on Monday afternoon. The incident was captured during a livestream.
This first image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date. Known as Webb’s First Deep Field, this image of galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 is overflowing with detail. Thousands of galaxies – including the faintest objects ever observed in the infrared – have appeared in Webb’s view for the first time. This slice of the vast universe covers a patch of sky approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm’s length by someone on the ground.

See the universe in stunning detail in first James Webb image

See the universe in stunning detail in first James Webb image

NASA today released the first science image from the world's most powerful space telescope, showing the infrared universe in a depth never seen before.
Engine nozzles on NASA's SLS rocket.

NASA video shows close-up look at moon rocket during recent test

NASA video shows close-up look at moon rocket during recent test

NASA has shared a close-up look at its next-generation Space Launch System (SLS) moon rocket during a recent test ahead of its maiden flight.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket heading to space on July 10, 2022.

Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soar above the clouds in latest launch

Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soar above the clouds in latest launch

It was foggy at the SpaceX launch site on Sunday, but the livestream quickly revealed a beautiful scene as the rocket soared above a thick blanket of cloud.
The James Webb Space Telescope.

How to watch the release of the first James Webb Space Telescope images

How to watch the release of the first James Webb Space Telescope images

This week will see a huge event in the world of astronomy with the release of the first science images from the James Webb Space Telescope. Here's how to watch.
Illustration of NASA’s DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube prior to impact at the Didymos binary system.

What will happen when spacecraft DART crashes into an asteroid

What will happen when spacecraft DART crashes into an asteroid

NASA's DART spacecraft is on a mission to crash into an asteroid. Now researchers have modeled what will happen when it does so.
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observation has captured the galaxy CGCG 396-2, an unusual multi-armed galaxy merger which lies around 520 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Orion.

Epic galaxy merger imaged by Hubble Space Telescope

Epic galaxy merger imaged by Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble has captured two galaxies merging, located 520 million light-years from Earth in the Orion constellation.
Illustration of an ultracool dwarf with a companion white dwarf. Ace citizen scientist Frank Kiwy used the Astro Data Lab science platform at NSF’s NOIRLab to discover 34 new ultracool dwarf binary systems in the Sun’s neighborhood, nearly doubling the number of such systems known.

Citizen scientist discovers a raft of ultracool binary stars

Citizen scientist discovers a raft of ultracool binary stars

It's not only professional astronomers who make amazing discoveries about space -- sometimes enthusiastic amateurs make impressive scientific discoveries too.
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How to watch the first launch of a new European rocket on Thursday

How to watch the first launch of a new European rocket on Thursday

This week, the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch its new rocket, the Vega-C, on its first flight. Here's how to watch.
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The International Space Station has a new way to dispose of trash

The International Space Station has a new way to dispose of trash

Even astronauts on the International Space Station have to take out the trash.
The drill hole where Perseverance collected its 9th sample.

Perseverance rover scoops up a sample from Mars’ Jezero delta

Perseverance rover scoops up a sample from Mars’ Jezero delta

NASA's Perseverance rover recently starting exploring an area of Mars called the Jezero crater delta, and this week it collected its ninth sample so far.
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NASA’s CAPSTONE satellite maneuver sends spacecraft on its way to lunar orbit

NASA’s CAPSTONE satellite maneuver sends spacecraft on its way to lunar orbit

NASA's CAPSTONE satellite is on its way to orbit around the moon, following a software issue which caused it to lose contact with Earth this week.
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Here are the cosmic targets for James Webb’s Telescope’s first images

Here are the cosmic targets for James Webb’s Telescope’s first images

This week will see the release of the first science images from the James Webb Space Telescope, and NASA has announced which objects the images will show.
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NASA reveals ‘astonishing’ discovery about Bennu asteroid

NASA reveals ‘astonishing’ discovery about Bennu asteroid

NASA scientists have made an “astonishing” discovery about Bennu, the asteroid from which its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collected a sample of rock and dust in 2020.
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NASA highlights challenges facing designers of next-gen spacesuit

NASA highlights challenges facing designers of next-gen spacesuit

A new NASA video looks at the challenges facing NASA when it comes to designing the next-generation spacesuits for crewed missions to the moon and beyond.
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NASA’s lunar CAPSTONE satellite back in touch with Earth

NASA’s lunar CAPSTONE satellite back in touch with Earth

After losing its communications link with the moon-bound CAPSTONE satellite, U.S. firm Advanced Space has managed to reestablish contact with its satellite.
The Milky Way viewed from Earth.

Check out NASA’s skywatching tips for July

Check out NASA’s skywatching tips for July

July is an exciting month for skywatchers, as it offers a great chance to get a good look at the Milky Way and its hundreds of billions of stars.
The Super Heavy's Raptor engines.

Check out the 33 Raptor engines on SpaceX’s next-gen rocket

Check out the 33 Raptor engines on SpaceX’s next-gen rocket

SpaceX has shared an image showing the 33 Raptor engines installed at the base of its next-gen Super Heavy rocket ahead of the booster's first orbital flight.
Rocks inside Mars' Jezero Crater.

NASA may have to dig deeper for evidence of life on Mars

NASA may have to dig deeper for evidence of life on Mars

New research suggests NASA will have to dig deeper on Mars or seek out different targets in its quest to find evidence of ancient life on the planet.
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures the sparkling globular cluster NGC 6569 in the constellation Sagittarius. Hubble explored the heart of this cluster with both its Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys, revealing a glittering hoard of stars in this astronomical treasure trove.

Hubble captures a glittering cluster of thousands of stars

Hubble captures a glittering cluster of thousands of stars

This week's image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a stunning field of stars called a globular cluster.
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A Chinese orbiter has mapped the entire surface of Mars

A Chinese orbiter has mapped the entire surface of Mars

The Chinese Tianwen-1 orbiter has completed imaging the entire surface of Mars, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced this week.
The team conducted a tethered launch of an early version of the sailplane, in which it descended slowly to Earth attached to a balloon.

Motorless sailplane for exploring Mars soars like an albatross

Motorless sailplane for exploring Mars soars like an albatross

Researchers have proposed an experimental sailplane that operates without a motor and that could sail through the Martian air for days at a time.
In the Sensing With Independent Micro-Swimmers (SWIM) concept, illustrated here, dozens of small robots would descend through the icy shell of a distant moon via a cryobot – depicted at left – to the ocean below. The project has received funding from the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program.

Fleet of tiny robots could one day explore subsurface oceans on icy worlds

Fleet of tiny robots could one day explore subsurface oceans on icy worlds

A fleet of tiny robotic explorers could one day swim through the subsurface oceans of icy worlds.
Space Launch System rocket during the wet dress rehearsal.

NASA’s next-generation rocket returns to assembly building today

NASA’s next-generation rocket returns to assembly building today

NASA's next-generation rocket, the Space Launch System, will return to its home at the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida today.
An artist's impression of an asteroid approaching Earth

Good news: Threatening asteroid won’t impact Earth in 2052

Good news: Threatening asteroid won’t impact Earth in 2052

The asteroid 2021 QM1, marked as one of the most threatening to our planet, won't hit Earth after all.
Virgin Orbit launches night mission.

Virgin Orbit successfully launches its first night mission

Virgin Orbit successfully launches its first night mission

Virgin Orbit launched seven satellites using its LauncherOne system last night, Friday, July 1, in its first nighttime launch.
MIRI Flight Instrument Undergoing Alignment Testing

Just one instrument mode left and the James Webb Telescope will be ready for science

Just one instrument mode left and the James Webb Telescope will be ready for science

James Webb is almost ready to start work. Now, the Mid-Infrared instrument (MIRI) has completed its checks and NASA has announced that it is ready for science.
Artist’s illustration of the Lucy concept.

NASA’s Lucy spacecraft has almost completely deployed its stuck array

NASA’s Lucy spacecraft has almost completely deployed its stuck array

Good news for NASA's Lucy spacecraft, the solar array of which is now almost completely deployed.
James Webb Space Telescope illustration.

NASA chief looks forward to Webb telescope’s first images

NASA chief looks forward to Webb telescope’s first images

NASA is preparing to unveil the first high-res images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope, and its latest comments suggest they’ll be something special.
Enchanted Lake on Mars.

This spot is where we could find signs of ancient Mars life

This spot is where we could find signs of ancient Mars life

NASA has shared an image captured on Mars showing a spot where scientists believe they could find the first evidence of ancient microbial life away from Earth.
Martian clouds.

NASA wants your help to solve an enduring Mars mystery

NASA wants your help to solve an enduring Mars mystery

If you have some spare time on your hands, then how about helping NASA scientists solve one of Mars' enduring mysteries?
Rocket Lab's Electron rocket launches the CAPSTONE satellite to space.

Watch Rocket Lab launch NASA’s CAPSTONE satellite to the moon

Watch Rocket Lab launch NASA’s CAPSTONE satellite to the moon

NASA and Rocket Lab have successfully launched the CAPSTONE satellite to space. The satellite will test a lunar orbit for future crewed missions.