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Scientists have used the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter’s Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) in a new mode of operation to record part of the Sun’s atmosphere that has been almost impossible to image until now. By covering the Sun’s bright disc with an ‘occulter’ inside the instrument, EUI can detect the million-times fainter ultraviolet light coming from the surrounding corona.

Scientists ‘hack’ Solar Orbiter’s camera to get a better look at the sun

The instrument team for the Solar Orbiter's ultraviolet camera have found a new way to make use of the instrument to help it peer into the sun's atmosphere.
The Indian Space Research Organization's lunar lander for the Chanrayaan-3 mission.

India’s Chandrayaan 3 lander may have detected its first moonquake

India's Chandrayaan 3 only recently made its historic lunar landing, but it is already collecting intriguing new data about the moon.
This colorful image of the globular star cluster Terzan 12 is a spectacular example of how dust in space affects starlight coming from background objects.

See the sparkling Terzan 12 globular cluster in new Hubble image

A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a stunning field of thousands of stars, part of a globular star cluster called Terzan 12.
Technicians at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory lower the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) instrument into the belly of the Perseverance rover.

Perseverance rover’s Mars oxygen machine comes to the end of its mission

MOXIE is a small box inside the rover which takes in carbon dioxide and converts it into oxygen. After 16 successful runs, the experiment has been concluded.
SpaceX's Starship spacecraft during a test in June 2023.

SpaceX Starship grounded by FAA until 63 fixes are made

The FAA has completed its investigation in the explosive test flight of the Starship in April and made a list of 63 corrective steps required before it can fly.
A team of legged rovers explores a rugged surface.

This team of legged robots could be the future of Mars exploration

We've sent wheeled rovers and even helicopters to Mars, but to explore its hidden depths, it will take robotic legwork.
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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter reaches flight milestone

NASA's Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, has been on Mars for nearly two-and-a-half years and on its last trip reached a flight milestone.
SpaceX's fully stacked Starship on the launchpad in Boca Chica, Texas.

Elon Musk declares SpaceX’s mighty Starship rocket ready for launch

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has said that after a series of tests and the installation of a more robust launchpad, the mighty Starship rocket is ready to fly again.
This artist’s concept shows NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descending towards asteroid Bennu to collect a sample of the asteroid’s surface.

Watch NASA’s cinematic trailer for its asteroid mission’s homecoming

Watch NASA's trailer highlighting its remarkable OSIRIS-REx mission that's about to drop off asteroid samples that it collected three years ago.
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SpaceX Crew-6 splash down after 6 months in orbit

Four astronauts aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule have splashed down off the coast of Florida after six months in orbit.
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NASA’s skywatching tips for September include rare glimpse of ‘zodiacal light’

There's plenty to catch in the skies this month, including three planets, a Harvest Moon, and, if you're lucky, a zodiacal light.
Aditya-L1 ready for launch.

India will launch its first solar probe, Aditya-L1, this weekend

Following the success of its historic recent moon landing, India's space agency is launching its first solar probe this weekend.
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NASA’s Perseverance rover shows off its latest Mars find

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover has shared images of the site of its latest sample collection. Those samples will be returned to Earth in a future mission.
The moon.

NASA’s lunar orbiter captures image of Russian spacecraft crash site

NASA’s lunar orbiter has photographed what’s believed to be the crash site of Russia’s failed Luna-25 mission some 250 miles from its intended landing point.
Expedition 69 Flight Engineers (from left) Andrey Fedyaev of Roscosmos and Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg, both from NASA, are pictured in the SpaceX pressure suits they will wear when they return to Earth aboard the company’s Dragon Endeavour spacecraft in September.

How to watch the Crew-6 astronauts return to Earth this weekend

Following a six month stay in space, four astronauts are readying to return home from the International Space Station this Sunday. Here's how to watch.
Webb’s NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) captured this detailed image of SN 1987A (Supernova 1987A). At the center, material ejected from the supernova forms a keyhole shape. Just to its left and right are faint crescents newly discovered by Webb. Beyond them an equatorial ring, formed from material ejected tens of thousands of years before the supernova explosion, contains bright hot spots. Exterior to that is diffuse emission and two faint outer rings. In this image blue represents light at 1.5 microns (F150W), cyan 1.64 and 2.0 microns (F164N, F200W), yellow 3.23 microns (F323N), orange 4.05 microns (F405N), and red 4.44 microns (F444W).

James Webb telescope captures stunning view of a famous supernova remnant

The James Webb Space Telescope has provided one of the most detailed views yet of the stunning supernova remnant SN 1987A, created from a destructive explosion.
Render of a TransAstra capture bag catching a spent rocket part.

Space bags are the next big idea to clean up orbital junk

NASA has awarded a contract worth $850,000 to U.S. firm TransAstra to develop an inflatable capture bag for clearing out space junk.
The International Space Station.

The space station will become a little less crowded on Saturday

SpaceX’s four Crew-6 astronauts are expected to depart the space station on Saturday after four months living and working aboard the orbital laboratory.
The graceful winding arms of the grand-design spiral galaxy M51 stretch across this image from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope. Unlike the menagerie of weird and wonderful spiral galaxies with ragged or disrupted spiral arms, grand-design spiral galaxies boast prominent, well-developed spiral arms like the ones showcased in this image. This galactic portrait is a composite image that integrates data from Webb’s Near-InfraRed Camera (NIRCam) and Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI).

James Webb captures the magnificent Whirlpool Galaxy in two wavelengths

A new image from the James Webb Space Telescope shows the Whirlpool Galaxy, a galaxy so picturesque it is designated a grand-design spiral galaxy.
Moonrise over the Syr Darya river in Baikonur, Kazakhstan on Nov. 13, 2016.

Tonight is your chance to observe a rare blue supermoon

Just in time for the end of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, tonight will see a rare astronomical phenomenon called a blue supermoon.
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NASA video from space shows Hurricane Franklin churning

NASA has shared dramatic video captured from the space station showing Hurricane Franklin as it heads out into the Atlantic Ocean.
A photo taken from a SpaceX Crew Dragon showing Earth, the moon, and the space station.

Astronaut photographs his ‘office’ during his ride to work

On his way to the space station on Saturday, an astronaut captured a remarkable image of the orbital outpost that also includes Earth and the moon.
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Watch the highlights of SpaceX’s Crew-7 arrival at the ISS

NASA has shared footage of SpaceX's Crew-7 astronauts arriving at the International Space Station on Sunday, August 27.
Artist's illustration of TEMPO.

Pollution-tracking NASA satellite shares its first images of air quality

NASA has shared the first images from it's air pollution tracking satellite, TEMPO, which measures pollution by observing wavelengths of light.
Neptune observed with the MUSE instrument at ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

Neptune has a dark spot of its own, and it has been imaged from Earth

Jupiter isn't the only planet with a giant spot - Neptune has one too.
The galaxy ESO 300-16 looms over this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Hubble captures a sparkling cloud galaxy located right next door

An image from the Hubble Space Telescope shared this week by NASA shows a nearby galaxy to us, ESO 300-16.
A rocket is launched to the International Space Station at 3:27 a.m. EDT Saturday, Aug. 26, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Crew-7 astronauts launch on mission to the International Space Station

At 3:27 a.m. today, Saturday August 26, four astronauts of the SpaceX Crew-7 mission launched on a journey to the International Space Station .
Crew-7's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft on the launchpad.

SpaceX calls off Friday’s Crew-7 launch to the space station

NASA and SpaceX are making final preparations for their first crewed launch to the International Space Station since May.
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How to watch the XRISM X-ray mission launch on Sunday

On Sunday, August 27, a joint European and Japanese X-ray mission called XRISM will launch to uncover the mysteries of the high-energy universe.
The moon.

Watch the moment when India achieves historic moon landing

India's space program has received a massive boost after the nation made history by becoming the first to achieve a soft landing near the lunar South Pole.
A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on May 30, for the first crewed test flight of the Crew Dragon capsule. flight

NASA eyes weather for Friday’s Crew-7 launch. Here’s how it’s looking

NASA and SpaceX are about to send four astronauts to the International Space Station, but they need decent weather to launch.
SpaceX's Super Heavy on the launchpad ahead of a test.

SpaceX images show its mighty Super Heavy rocket back on the launchpad

Check out a new set of images from SpaceX showing its mighty Super Heavy booster back on the launchpad ahead of further testing.
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How to watch India attempt to join exclusive moon-landing club

India is about to attempt a soft landing on the moon in a tough mission that, if successful, will put it in an exclusive club with only three other members.
The Ring Nebula captured by Webb’s IRCam (Near-Infrared Camera).

Webb telescope captures Ring Nebula in gorgeous detail

The James Webb Space Telescope has just served up a couple more sublime images, this time showing the Ring Nebula in astonishing detail.