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Illustration of two newly discovered, rocky "super-Earths" that could be ideal for follow-up atmospheric observations.

Two rocky super-Earths discovered just 33 light-years away

Two rocky super-Earths discovered just 33 light-years away

Researchers using NASA's TESS satellite have discovered two rocky exoplanets in a system in our cosmic backyard, located just 33 light-years from Earth.
This illustration shows a white dwarf star siphoning off debris from shattered objects in a planetary system. The Hubble Space Telescope detects the spectral signature of the vaporized debris that revealed a combination of rocky-metallic and icy material, the ingredients of planets. The findings help describe the violent nature of evolved planetary systems and the composition of its disintegrating bodies.

Hubble Space Telescope finds destructive white dwarf ripping apart planetary pieces

Hubble Space Telescope finds destructive white dwarf ripping apart planetary pieces

The Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a case of cosmic cannibalism, with a white dwarf consuming rocky and icy material from its surrounding environment.
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‘Alien’ signal seen by Chinese telescope likely due to radio interference

‘Alien’ signal seen by Chinese telescope likely due to radio interference

A signal detected by a Chinese telescope and originally reported as possible evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence is almost certainly due to human factors.
An image of NASA’s moon rocket at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, rolling out of the Vehicle Assembly Building for a 4.2-mile journey to Launch Complex 39B on March 17, 2022.

NASA beginning its 4th go at crucial Artemis mission rocket test tonight

NASA beginning its 4th go at crucial Artemis mission rocket test tonight

NASA is once again preparing for a major test of its new Space Launch System rocket, intended to carry astronauts to the moon under the Artemis program.
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SpaceX fires employees for open letter critical of Elon Musk

SpaceX fires employees for open letter critical of Elon Musk

A group of SpaceX employees who circulated an open letter criticizing the company's founder, Elon Musk, have been fired from the company.
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How to watch SpaceX launch a German radar satellite this morning

How to watch SpaceX launch a German radar satellite this morning

This morning, SpaceX will be launching a German radar satellite using one of its Falcon 9 rockets. Here's how to watch.
Rocks inside Mars' Jezero Crater.

NASA’s Mars rover shares amazing images of rocky landscape

NASA’s Mars rover shares amazing images of rocky landscape

NASA’s Mars rover, Perseverance, has shared some remarkable images of different rock formations at its next exploration site.
Boeing's Starliner capsule docked at the ISS.

NASA reveals crew for Starliner spacecraft’s first astronaut flight

NASA reveals crew for Starliner spacecraft’s first astronaut flight

NASA has named the two astronauts who will participate in the first crewed test flight of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft.
NASA's mega moon rocket on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center.

NASA confirms date for final test of its mega moon rocket

NASA confirms date for final test of its mega moon rocket

NASA officials have confirmed the date for the final test of its next-generation Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft.
A thermal blanket from Perseverance's landing stage.

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover makes an unexpected find

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover makes an unexpected find

NASA’s Mars rover has made a surprise discovery on the red planet, though it's not quite the evidence of ancient life that scientists are hoping to find there.
SpaceX's Starship spacecraft atop the Super Heavy booster.

Elon Musk says Starship will be ready for first flight in July

Elon Musk says Starship will be ready for first flight in July

SpaceX chief Elon Musk said his company plans to send its next-generation Starship rocket on its first orbital test flight in July.
SpaceX's Starship spacecraft atop the Super Heavy booster.

SpaceX takes major step toward first orbital Starship launch

SpaceX takes major step toward first orbital Starship launch

SpaceX has taken a major step toward the first orbital launch of its next-generation Starship rocket from its Starbase site in Boca Chica, Texas.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter.

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter bags prestigious aviation award

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter bags prestigious aviation award

The team behind NASA’s plucky Ingenuity helicopter has collected another award for the aircraft’s groundbreaking achievements on Mars.
SpaceX's Starship spacecraft atop the Super Heavy booster.

SpaceX expecting long-awaited Starship decision on Monday

SpaceX expecting long-awaited Starship decision on Monday

SpaceX could finally be given the green light on Monday to conduct the first orbital launch of its next-generation Starship rocket.
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Astra rocket fails to deliver two NASA storm satellites to orbit

Astra rocket fails to deliver two NASA storm satellites to orbit

Today, Sunday June 12, private rocket company Astra will launch two satellites for NASA.
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7496, which lies over 24 million light-years away in the constellation Grus. This constellation, whose name is Latin for crane, is one of four constellations collectively known as the Southern Birds.

Hubble images a globular cluster that holds a mystery

Hubble images a globular cluster that holds a mystery

This week's image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a sparkling collection of thousands of stars.
Artist's conception of a neutron star with an ultra-strong magnetic field, called a magnetar, emitting radio waves (red). Magnetars are a leading candidate for what generates Fast Radio Bursts.

What is creating these incredibly bright radio flashes?

What is creating these incredibly bright radio flashes?

Exceedingly brief but incredibly bright, the strange phenomenon of Fast Radio Bursts continues to puzzle scientists.
This image from ESA’s Mars Express shows part of the scarred and colourful landscape that makes up Aonia Terra, an upland region in the southern highlands of Mars.

See the crater scar left on Mars by an ancient impact

See the crater scar left on Mars by an ancient impact

The surface of Mars is dotted with craters, created when asteroids, meteoroids, or comets smashed into the planet and caused large impact marks.
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NASA to wade into the issue of UFOs with new study

NASA to wade into the issue of UFOs with new study

NASA is stepping into an age-old debate to take what it describes as a scientific perspective on the issue of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs).
This is an artist’s impression of a black hole drifting through our Milky Way galaxy. The black hole is the crushed remnant of a massive star that exploded as a supernova. The surviving core is several times the mass of our Sun. The black hole traps light because of its intense gravitational field. The black hole distorts the space around it, which warps images of background stars lined up almost directly behind it. This gravitational "lensing" effect offers the only telltale evidence for the existence of lone black holes wandering our galaxy, of which there may be a population of 100 million. The Hubble Space Telescope goes hunting for these black holes by looking for distortion in starlight as the black holes drift in front of background stars.

Hubble spots isolated black hole drifting alone through our galaxy

Hubble spots isolated black hole drifting alone through our galaxy

Out in the depths of our galaxy roam lonely monsters: Isolated black holes which drift through space unattached to stars or other black holes.
A rock in the front left wheel of Perseverance on Sol 343, image was acquired on Feb. 6, 2022 (Sol 343).

Perseverance rover picks up a rock friend on Mars

Perseverance rover picks up a rock friend on Mars

The Mars rover Perseverance has picked up a rock hitchhiker which has been riding in its wheel for the past four months.
This illustration shows the Lucy spacecraft passing one of the Trojan Asteroids near Jupiter.

The painstaking process of fixing NASA’s Lucy solar array issues

The painstaking process of fixing NASA’s Lucy solar array issues

Engineers have been working to fix a problem with NASA's spacecraft Lucy which launched in October 2021 and is on its way to the Trojan asteroids near Jupiter.
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Last chance to ‘fly your name around the moon’

Last chance to ‘fly your name around the moon’

NASA is planning to perform a lunar flyby using its new Orion spacecraft this summer, and you can send your name on the special voyage.
A view of Earth and the sun from the International Space Station.

ISS time-lapse shows how the sun sometimes doesn’t set

ISS time-lapse shows how the sun sometimes doesn’t set

International Space Station astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has posted a gorgeous video showing the sun never really setting.
The James Webb Space Telescope.

James Webb Space Telescope struck by micrometeoroid

James Webb Space Telescope struck by micrometeoroid

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope recently suffered a micrometeoroid strike by a particle larger than any that the team had modeled for.
Engineers inspect NASA's EuropaClipper spacecraft.

NASA time-lapse shows Jupiter-bound spacecraft getting prepped

NASA time-lapse shows Jupiter-bound spacecraft getting prepped

Watch NASA getting its Europa Clipper spacecraft ready for an ambitious mission to Jupiter's icy Europa moon in a couple of years' time.
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Space-based solar power plants could soon be a thing

Space-based solar power plants could soon be a thing

China has brought forward plans to build a solar power plant in space in an ambitious project that several other countries are seeking to emulate.
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How to view the Arietids meteor shower early tomorrow

How to view the Arietids meteor shower early tomorrow

If you’re an early riser with a spot of free time to look up, then tomorrow morning you have a good chance to enjoy the Arietids meteor shower.
NASA's SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center.

NASA’s mega moon rocket arrives at launchpad (again)

NASA’s mega moon rocket arrives at launchpad (again)

NASA’s new SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft have arrived on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center ahead of a second attempt at a key preflight test.
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NASA animations depict highly anticipated Artemis I mission

NASA animations depict highly anticipated Artemis I mission

NASA has released animations that explain in simple terms how it plans to fly its new Orion spacecraft to the moon and back in the Artemis I mission.
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A ‘planetary breakup’ is among NASA’s sky-watching treats for June

A ‘planetary breakup’ is among NASA’s sky-watching treats for June

NASA's sky-watching treats for June include views of a planetary breakup, a famous star cluster, and the Lyra constellation.
NASA's Orion capsule atop the SLS rocket.

How to watch NASA’s moon rocket head to launchpad tonight

How to watch NASA’s moon rocket head to launchpad tonight

Fans of slow TV are in for a treat tonight when NASA begins rolling its next-generation moon rocket to the launchpad for testing ahead of a lunar mission.
Clockwise from top left are three of the observatories that participated in a 2021 planetary defense exercise: NASA’s Goldstone planetary radar, the Mount Lemmon telescope of the Catalina Sky Survey, and NASA’s NEOWISE mission. At bottom left is an illustration of the path of Apophis’ close approach in 2029.

Astronomers model an asteroid striking Earth using asteroid Apophis

Astronomers model an asteroid striking Earth using asteroid Apophis

An international team of space researchers recently came together to test what might happen if Earth were threatened by a large asteroid strike.
A test version of the payload module of ESA's exoplanet-detecting Plato spacecraft underwent a prolonged vacuum soak within Europe’s largest thermal vacuum chamber, to evaluate its endurance of space conditions.

Next-generation exoplanet hunter Plato goes through vacuum testing

Next-generation exoplanet hunter Plato goes through vacuum testing

Plato is a next-generation exoplanet-hunting satellite, set for launch in 2026.
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