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NASA’s Lucy spacecraft swings by Earth on its way to Trojan asteroids

NASA’s Lucy spacecraft swings by Earth on its way to Trojan asteroids

This weekend, a few lucky observers were able to see NASA's Lucy spacecraft as it performed an Earth flyby before heading back out into space.
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Something strange is up with this black hole

Something strange is up with this black hole

Astronomers recently discovered a totally mysterious phenomenon, where a black hole is ejecting material years after it ripped apart a star.
Shells of cosmic dust created by the interaction of binary stars appear like tree rings around Wolf-Rayet 140.

This oddball pair of stars is producing dust shells like clockwork

This oddball pair of stars is producing dust shells like clockwork

The James Webb Space Telescope has spotted an intriguing object created by a rare pair of stars which are encircled by rings of dust.
This artist’s impression shows an ultra-hot exoplanet, a planet beyond our Solar System, as it is about to transit in front of its host star. When the light from the star passes through the planet’s atmosphere, it is filtered by the chemical elements and molecules in the gaseous layer. With sensitive instruments, the signatures of those elements and molecules can be observed from Earth. Using the ESPRESSO instrument of ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have found the heaviest element yet in an exoplanet's atmosphere, barium, in the two ultra-hot Jupiters WASP-76 b and WASP-121 b.

Heaviest element ever discovered in exoplanet atmospheres is a puzzle

Heaviest element ever discovered in exoplanet atmospheres is a puzzle

Astronomers using the Very Large Telescope have discovered the heaviest element ever in an exoplanet atmosphere.
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NASA’s exoplanet hunting satellite is back up and running

NASA’s exoplanet hunting satellite is back up and running

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has resumed operations following a technical issue that caused it to be put into safe mode earlier this week.
The SpaceX Crew Dragon Freedom spacecraft is seen as it lands with NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Robert Hines, Jessica Watkins, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti aboard in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, Friday, Oct. 14, 2022.

NASA’s four-person Crew-4 mission splashes down safely off Florida coast

NASA’s four-person Crew-4 mission splashes down safely off Florida coast

The four astronauts of NASA's Crew-4 mission have returned from the International Space Station and splashed down safely off the coast of Florida.
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How to see Lucy spacecraft slingshot past Earth on Sunday

How to see Lucy spacecraft slingshot past Earth on Sunday

NASA's Lucy spacecraft will perform a fly-by of Earth on Sunday, giving some folks a chance to view it during its high-speed pass.
SpaceX's Crew-4 astronauts aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft.

How to watch SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts return to Earth

How to watch SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts return to Earth

After almost six months in orbit, SpaceX’s Crew-4 astronauts will be undocking from the ISS and heading home on Friday, October 14.
Oppy, the Opportunity Mars Rover.

Opportunity Mars rover movie incoming — watch the trailer

Opportunity Mars rover movie incoming — watch the trailer

NASA's famous Opportunity Mars rover is the star of a new documentary coming to Amazon Prime Video next month. Watch the trailer here.
NASA's SLS rocket on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA targets new date for maiden launch of its mega moon rocket

NASA targets new date for maiden launch of its mega moon rocket

Following several abandoned launch attempts, NASA has revealed a new target date for the launch of its next-generation SLS mega moon rocket.
The moon and Earth seen from the space station.

Space tourism pioneer Dennis Tito plans moon trip

Space tourism pioneer Dennis Tito plans moon trip

More than two decades after becoming the first person to fund their own space trip, Dennis Tito said he's planning to take a SpaceX trip to the moon.
A SpaceX rocket launch captured from a SpaceX droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Cool SpaceX video shows droneship view of rocket launch and landing

Cool SpaceX video shows droneship view of rocket launch and landing

SpaceX has shared an awesome video showing one of its Falcon 9 rockets launching and then landing -- all in a single clip shot by the same camera.
Illustration of NASA’s DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube prior to impact at the Didymos binary system.

NASA’s DART mission successfully changed asteroid’s orbit

NASA’s DART mission successfully changed asteroid’s orbit

In a huge step forward for planetary defense technology, NASA has confirmed that last month's DART test mission successfully changed the orbit of an asteroid.
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NASA did something special 64 years ago today

NASA did something special 64 years ago today

NASA’s first-ever spacecraft mission took place 64 years ago this week, though unfortunately it didn’t work out as planned.
A prototype of an aerobot balloon that could one day explore Venus.

NASA aces test of robot balloon that could one day explore Venus

NASA aces test of robot balloon that could one day explore Venus

NASA scientists have successfully tested a robotic 'aerobot' balloon that could one day be sent on a mission to explore Venus.
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Watch ISS astronaut’s awesome tribute to 2001: A Space Odyssey

Watch ISS astronaut’s awesome tribute to 2001: A Space Odyssey

During the final days of her six-month mission aboard the ISS, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has paid tribute to the movie classic 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The two interacting galaxies making up the pair known as Arp-Madore 608-333 seem to float side by side in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Two interacting galaxies are warped by gravitational forces in Hubble image

Two interacting galaxies are warped by gravitational forces in Hubble image

Hubble snaps a pair of interacting galaxies, close enough to be distorted by tremendous gravitational forces.
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How we could search for life on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus

How we could search for life on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus

When it comes to searching for places beyond Earth where life could thrive in our solar system, some of the most intriguing targets aren't planets but moons.
X-rays from Chandra have been combined with infrared data from early publicly-released James Webb Space Telescope images.

X-ray data from Chandra gives a new view of Webb’s first images

X-ray data from Chandra gives a new view of Webb’s first images

The Chandra X-ray Observatory provides a new spin on the famous first images from the James Webb Space Telescope.
Artist's illustration of CAPSTONE approaching the moon.

Engineers get NASA’s CAPSTONE lunar satellite spin back under control

Engineers get NASA’s CAPSTONE lunar satellite spin back under control

For the past month, NASA's CAPSTONE satellite has been spinning through space. But now, engineers have managed to get its attitude back under control.
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How the James Webb Space Telescope creates images of ‘invisible’ interstellar objects

How the James Webb Space Telescope creates images of ‘invisible’ interstellar objects

NASA doesn't just point a telescope at space and snap a photo. JWST's data needs to be translated from infrared to visible light — then it becomes an image.
The InSight Mars lander's final selfie.

Dust storm nearly finishes off Mars lander InSight

Dust storm nearly finishes off Mars lander InSight

NASA's InSight mission is dying a slow death. A recent dust storm hasn't helped.
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Groundbreaking low-cost Indian Mars mission comes to an end

Groundbreaking low-cost Indian Mars mission comes to an end

Nearly a decade after its launch, India's Mars Orbiter Mission has run out of fuel and will cease operations.
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Telescope team-up sees Hubble and Webb working together

Telescope team-up sees Hubble and Webb working together

Scientists have combined data from two powerful telescopes to illuminate the dust in a distant galaxy pair.
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How to watch SpaceX’s delayed double satellite launch tonight

How to watch SpaceX’s delayed double satellite launch tonight

SpaceX had been set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday, but this plan was derailed by a helium leak. Now, the launch will instead go ahead tonight.
Surface features of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa are revealed in an image obtained by Juno’s Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) during the spacecraft’s Sept. 29, 2022, flyby.

See Jupiter’s icy moon Europa up close and personal in Juno image

See Jupiter’s icy moon Europa up close and personal in Juno image

The Juno spacecraft performed a close flyby of Jupiter's moon Europa last month, and now NASA has released a high resolution image of its icy surface.
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Watch four astronauts welcomed to the International Space Station

Watch four astronauts welcomed to the International Space Station

The International Space Station has welcomed four new astronauts, with one of them becoming the first Native American woman to reach orbit.
Satellites reflecting sunlight to form the shape of the Olympic rings.

Look out, space billboards could be coming to a sky near you

Look out, space billboards could be coming to a sky near you

The idea of satellite-powered space billboards has been around for a while, but new research suggests they could actually be economically viable.
The International Space Station is pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly-around of the orbiting lab that took place as Crew-2 left station on Nov. 8, 2021.

How to watch SpaceX’s Crew-5 astronauts arrive at space station

How to watch SpaceX’s Crew-5 astronauts arrive at space station

Four astronauts are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. Here's how to watch them arrive on Thursday.
SpaceX Crew-5 launches for the International Space Station in October 2022.

Watch the highlights of SpaceX’s Crew-5 launch to space station

Watch the highlights of SpaceX’s Crew-5 launch to space station

NASA and SpaceX successfully launched the four Crew-5 astronauts to the International Space Station on Wednesday. Here are the highlights.
Snoopy's spacesuit.

Snoopy is heading to space. NASA explains why

Snoopy is heading to space. NASA explains why

NASA is on the verge of another ride to space that will see the popular character travel all the way to the moon and back.
Airbus's Sample Fetch Rover and how it might have looked on Mars.

This Mars rover is looking for a new mission

This Mars rover is looking for a new mission

Airbus's Sample Fetch Rover was destined for Mars until NASA pulled the plug on the project in July. But the team behind it is determined to find it a new role.
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission is targeting launch Wednesday, Oct. 5, to the International Space Station from the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft will carry NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, to the orbital complex for a science expedition mission.

How to watch SpaceX and NASA launch Crew-5 mission today

How to watch SpaceX and NASA launch Crew-5 mission today

This week will see four astronauts blast off in a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, heading to the International Space Station (ISS). Here's how to watch.
The trail from the Dimorphos asteroid after NASA deliberately crashed a spacecraft into it.

NASA asteroid crash left a comet-like trail 6,000 miles long

NASA asteroid crash left a comet-like trail 6,000 miles long

Check out this image of a comet-like trail that occurred after NASA intentionally crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid as part of a planetary defense test.