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SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket heads to space on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

Watch the launch highlights of world’s most powerful rocket

Watch the launch highlights of world’s most powerful rocket

SpaceX launched its mighty Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday morning in a mission that deployed two classified satellites for the U.S. Space Force.
NASA's SLS rocket on the launchpad in the summer of 2022.

NASA ‘on track’ for SLS rocket launch in November

NASA ‘on track’ for SLS rocket launch in November

Following several failed attempts to get its next-generation SLS rocket airborne, NASA has announced it's currently on track for a November 14 launch.

How to watch the launch of the world’s most powerful operational rocket

How to watch the launch of the world’s most powerful operational rocket

SpaceX is targeting Tuesday, November 1, for the launch of its mighty Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Here's how to watch.
An aurora viewed from the International Space Station.

Space station shares ‘eerie green aurora’ for Halloween

Space station shares ‘eerie green aurora’ for Halloween

The ISS has shared an “eerie green aurora” for tonight’s Halloween festivities, though admittedly, it has more to do with solar storms than scary monsters.
This image shows a spectacular view of the orange and pink clouds that make up what remains after the explosive death of a massive star — the Vela supernova remnant. This detailed image consists of 554 million pixels, and is a combined mosaic image of observations taken with the 268-million-pixel OmegaCAM camera at the VLT Survey Telescope, hosted at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. OmegaCAM can take images through several filters that each let the telescope see the light emitted in a distinct colour. To capture this image, four filters have been used, represented here by a combination of magenta, blue, green and red. The result is an extremely detailed and stunning view of both the gaseous filaments in the remnant and the foreground bright blue stars that add sparkle to the image.

The ghostly remnants of a dead star captured in stunning image

The ghostly remnants of a dead star captured in stunning image

The ghostly Vela supernova remnant is located 800 light-years away and was created by the death of a star around 11,000 years ago.
Twilight observations with the US Department of Energy-fabricated Dark Energy Camera at NOIRLab’s Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile have enabled astronomers to spot three near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) hiding in the glare of the Sun. These NEAs are part of an elusive population that lurks inside the orbits of Earth and Venus. One of the asteroids is the largest object that is potentially hazardous to Earth to be discovered in the last eight years.

Astronomers spot a huge ‘planet killer’ asteroid between Earth and Venus

Astronomers spot a huge ‘planet killer’ asteroid between Earth and Venus

Astronomers announced they have spotted a huge asteroid nearly a mile wide that could one day intersect with Earth's path.
NASA's Building 4200 at the Marshall Space Flight Center being demolished.

Watch NASA demolish a piece of space history in 10 seconds

Watch NASA demolish a piece of space history in 10 seconds

NASA is normally concerned with blasting rockets to space, but at the weekend it focused on blasting a former administrative headquarters to smithereens.
Hundreds of small galaxies appear across this view. Their colours vary. Some are shades of orange, while others are white. Most appear as fuzzy ovals, but a few have distinct spiral arms. There are also many thin, long, orange arcs that curve around the centre of the image, where there is a prominent orange glow.

Spooky cobwebbed Hubble image helps investigate dark matter

Spooky cobwebbed Hubble image helps investigate dark matter

With Halloween coming up, the Hubble Space Telescope team is celebrating by releasing a new Hubble image showing the dark cobwebs of galaxy cluster Abell 611.
This image from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope depicts IC 1623, an entwined pair of interacting galaxies which lies around 270 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Cetus. The two galaxies in IC 1623 are plunging headlong into one another in a process known as a galaxy merger. Their collision has ignited a frenzied spate of star formation known as a starburst, creating new stars at a rate more than twenty times that of the Milky Way galaxy.

James Webb captures a stunning colliding pair of galaxies

James Webb captures a stunning colliding pair of galaxies

A recently released image from the James Webb Space Telescope shows the stunning galaxies IC 1623 A and B, which are in the process of merging.
Mars Express HRSC image of Phobos, taken on 7 March 2010.

Rebooted Mars Express instrument peers inside martian moon Phobos

Rebooted Mars Express instrument peers inside martian moon Phobos

A nearly 20-year-old instrument on the Mars Express orbiter received a software upgrade that enabled it to take a close-up look at the martian moon Phobos.
NASA’s Lucy spacecraft captured this image (which has been cropped) of the Earth on Oct 15, 2022, as a part of an instrument calibration sequence at a distance of 380,000 miles (620,000 km). The upper left of the image includes a view of Hadar, Ethiopia, home to the 3.2 million-year-old human ancestor fossil for which the spacecraft was named.

Lucy spacecraft snaps stunning image of Earth during flyby

Lucy spacecraft snaps stunning image of Earth during flyby

Earlier this month, NASA's Lucy spacecraft whipped by Earth as it performed a flyby. While it was passing by, it snapped images of both the Earth and the moon.
This illustration, updated as of June 2020, depicts NASA’s Psyche spacecraft.

NASA’s Psyche mission to metal asteroid has a new launch date

NASA’s Psyche mission to metal asteroid has a new launch date

NASA's Psyche spacecraft, set to visit a metal asteroid, has been given a new launch date following a delay to its launch originally set for August 2022.
The ESA-led Solar Orbiter mission has experienced its second close encounter with the Sun. It is delivering more stunning data, and at higher resolution than ever before.

See the ‘quiet’ of the sun’s corona in Solar Orbiter footage

See the ‘quiet’ of the sun’s corona in Solar Orbiter footage

The Solar Orbiter spacecraft has made a second close approach to the sun and has captured stunning footage of its corona.
Illustration of an impact causing surface waves to spread across Mars.

Enormous meteor strike blows 500 foot-wide crater into Martian surface

Enormous meteor strike blows 500 foot-wide crater into Martian surface

One of the biggest meteor strikes ever witnessed in the solar system has been recorded by two different Mars missions.
This annotated image from NASA’s Perseverance shows the location of the first sample depot – where the Mars rover will deposit a group of sample tubes for possible future return to Earth – in an area of Jezero Crater called Three Forks. The image was taken Aug. 29, 2022.

Perseverance rover to drop off samples for return to Earth

Perseverance rover to drop off samples for return to Earth

The NASA Perseverance rover is paving the way for future missions which intend to bring samples back from Mars to Earth for the first time.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s mid-infrared view of the Pillars of Creation strikes a chilling tone. Thousands of stars that exist in this region disappear – and seemingly endless layers of gas and dust become the centerpiece.

The Pillars of Creation look spooky in new James Webb image

The Pillars of Creation look spooky in new James Webb image

Researchers using the James Webb Space Telescope have released another image of the Pillars of Creation -- and it's a spooky one.
A Falcon 9 rocket on its way to orbit.

Elon Musk shares stunning image of Starlink rocket launch

Elon Musk shares stunning image of Starlink rocket launch

As the world’s media went into overdrive on Thursday over Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter, the self-proclaimed Chief Twit turned his attention elsewhere.

SpaceX to launch world’s most powerful operational rocket

SpaceX to launch world’s most powerful operational rocket

SpaceX is making final preparations for the fourth launch of its Falcon Heavy vehicle, the world’s most powerful rocket in use today.
A Starlink dish on a moving vehicle.

SpaceX unveils Starlink internet service for moving vehicles

SpaceX unveils Starlink internet service for moving vehicles

SpaceX's Starlink service is launching a high-speed, low-latency internet service for vehicles on the move, but it doesn't come cheap.
The International Space Station’s solar arrays provide power for the orbiting laboratory. NASA will install a total of six new roll out solar arrays in front of the existing arrays at 1A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, and 4B to augment the power. During the Aug. 24 spacewalk, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and astronaut Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will install the modification kit on the 4A power channel, where the next new roll out solar array will be installed in 2022.

Space station forced to dodge orbital debris on Monday night

Space station forced to dodge orbital debris on Monday night

The International Space Station has maneuvered out of the way of debris that was expected to come close to the orbital outpost on Monday night.
Partial eclipse of the Sun, 20 July 1982. Captured from Harefield in the UK.

How to watch this week’s solar eclipse in person or online

How to watch this week’s solar eclipse in person or online

This Tuesday, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in some parts of the world as the moon passes between the Earth and the sun. Here's how to watch.
The lives of newborn stars are tempestuous, as this image of the Herbig-Haro objects HH 1 and HH 2 from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope depicts. Both objects are in the constellation Orion and lie around 1,250 light-years from Earth. HH 1 is the luminous cloud above the bright star in the upper right of this image, and HH 2 is the cloud in the bottom left.

Hubble captures a tempestuous pair of Herbig-Haro objects

Hubble captures a tempestuous pair of Herbig-Haro objects

This week's image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a pair of objects called Herbig-Haro objects, which were captured by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3.
This mosaic is composed of images covering the entire sky, taken by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) as part of WISE’s 2012 All-Sky Data Release. By observing the entire sky, WISE can search for faint objects, like distant galaxies, or survey groups of cosmic objects.

See how the night sky changes over a decade with this NASA time lapse

See how the night sky changes over a decade with this NASA time lapse

NASA has shared a time lapse animation showing the changes in the night sky over a period of more than a decade.
The cross-hairs mark the location of the newly discovered monster black hole.

Astronomers spot a monster black hole ‘practically in our backyard’

Astronomers spot a monster black hole ‘practically in our backyard’

Recently, astronomers discovered a massive black hole just 1,550 light-years away, which is right in our neighborhood, astronomically speaking.
An artists concept of DAVINCI+ on its way to Venus's surface.

How NASA is building an instrument to withstand the brutal conditions of Venus

How NASA is building an instrument to withstand the brutal conditions of Venus

NASA has shared more details about one of the DAVINCI mission's instruments and how it will collect vital data in the challenging Venus environment.
spacex aborts starship test flight just one second from launch abort

See SpaceX’s chopsticks in action stacking the Starship rocket

See SpaceX’s chopsticks in action stacking the Starship rocket

SpaceX recently shared footage of its Starship rocket being stacked at its Starbase development facility in Boca Chica, Texas.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its Mast Camera, or Mastcam, to capture this panorama of a hill nicknamed Bolívar and adjacent sand ridges on Aug. 23, the 3,572nd Martian day, or sol, of the mission.

Curiosity rover investigates salty region of Mars for clues of life

Curiosity rover investigates salty region of Mars for clues of life

It's an exciting time when a Mars rover reaches an area high in sulfates, and the Curiosity rover recently arrived at one such location on Mount Sharp.
A gas giant exoplanet [right] with the density of a marshmallow has been detected in orbit around a cool red dwarf star [left] by the NASA-funded NEID radial-velocity instrument on the 3.5-meter WIYN Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab. The planet, named TOI-3757 b, is the fluffiest gas giant planet ever discovered around this type of star.

Unusual puffy exoplanet has the density of marshmallow

Unusual puffy exoplanet has the density of marshmallow

Researchers using the Kitt Peak National Observatory have identified a puffy, low-density marshmallow planet orbiting a cool red dwarf star.
Two tails of dust ejected from the Didymos-Dimorphos asteroid system are seen in new images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, documenting the lingering aftermath of the NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) impact.

Crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid caused it to form twin tails

Crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid caused it to form twin tails

A few weeks ago NASA's DART mission crashed into an asteroid. Followup observations from Hubble show a surprising finding: the asteroid now has a second tail.
nasa is testing ways to crash land on mars shield

NASA is testing ways to crash land on Mars

NASA is testing ways to crash land on Mars

NASA’s Mars team is testing a new method of getting equipment onto the martian surface -- using a deliberate crash landing.
The Pillars of Creation, imaged by the James Webb Space Telescope

Check out Webb telescope’s mind-blowing image of the Pillars of Creation

Check out Webb telescope’s mind-blowing image of the Pillars of Creation

The James Webb Space Telescope's latest awe-inspiring image shows in astonishing detail the Pillars of Creation some 6,500 light-years away.
Astronauts during a spacewalk at the ISS on March 23.

NASA to restart spacewalks at ISS following safety scare

NASA to restart spacewalks at ISS following safety scare

NASA has given the green light to restart U.S.-led spacewalks outside the ISS following a serious incident that occurred during a spacewalk in March.
A lunar rover in an Arizona desert as part of tests for a lunar mission.

D-RATS astronauts test lunar technology in the desert

D-RATS astronauts test lunar technology in the desert

NASA astronauts are currently driving a prototype rover around an Arizona desert to find out if it's ready for a lunar mission.
Samantha Cristoforetti aboard the International Space Station.

Best bits from returned astronaut’s space station mission

Best bits from returned astronaut’s space station mission

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti recently returned from a six-month stint aboard the space station. Enjoy a selection of her best tweets from the mission ...