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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.
The Moon resort as it could look in Dubai.

Could ‘Moon’ be a giant leap for the tourism industry?

Could ‘Moon’ be a giant leap for the tourism industry?

A trip to the moon -- or something a bit like it -- could be on the cards for tourists if a couple of Canadian entrepreneurs get their way.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center ahead of its Crew-5 mission.

NASA needs good weather for Wednesday’s Crew-5 launch. How’s it looking?

NASA needs good weather for Wednesday’s Crew-5 launch. How’s it looking?

NASA needs good weather conditions to launch SpaceX's Crew-5 astronauts from the Kennedy Space Center to the space station on Wednesday. So how's it looking?
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.

Watch NASA’s cinematic trailer for this week’s SpaceX Crew-5 launch

Watch NASA’s cinematic trailer for this week’s SpaceX Crew-5 launch

NASA has released a cinematic trailer as part of the build-up for this week's SpaceX Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station.
A view from the space station at night.

Gorgeous nightscape shared by outgoing ISS astronaut

Gorgeous nightscape shared by outgoing ISS astronaut

Determined to enjoy the enviable view before returning home, an ISS astronaut has shared a gorgeous nightscape from the station some 250 miles above Earth.
how to photograph perseid meteor shower with the milky way

NASA’s October skywatching tips include ‘evenings with giants’

NASA’s October skywatching tips include ‘evenings with giants’

What with October just starting, NASA has served up its monthly tips on what to look out for in the sky over the coming weeks.
Orionid meteors appear every year when Earth travels through an area of space littered with debris from Halley’s Comet.

How to watch the Orionid meteor shower this month

How to watch the Orionid meteor shower this month

Through October you'll have the chance to catch one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, the Orionid meteor shower.
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 imaged this lonely spiral galaxy called UGC 9391. The galaxy resides 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Draco near the north celestial pole. Its star-studded spiral arms stand in splendid isolation against a backdrop of distant galaxies, which are only visible as indistinct swirls or smudges thanks to their vast distances from Earth.

This galaxy helps astronomers measure the size of the universe

This galaxy helps astronomers measure the size of the universe

Trying to measure the size of the universe is no easy task, but this galaxy imaged by Hubble can help.
This image of the spiral galaxy IC 5332, taken by the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope with its MIRI instrument, has been scaled and cropped to match the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s view of the same galaxy.

One galaxy, two views: Webb and Hubble take on the same target

One galaxy, two views: Webb and Hubble take on the same target

The Hubble and James Webb telescopes are both powerful tools for peering out into the cosmos, but the way they view the universe is quite different.
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter is seen here in a close-up taken by Mastcam-Z, a pair of zoomable cameras aboard the Perseverance rover. This image was taken on April 5, the 45th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.

Some weird debris just fell off the Mars helicopter Ingenuity

Some weird debris just fell off the Mars helicopter Ingenuity

Mars helicopter Ingenuity recently completed its 33rd flight, but it had some strange debris along for part of the ride.
This artist’s impression shows a field of Population III stars as they would have appeared a mere 100 million years after the Big Bang. Astronomers may have discovered the first signs of their ancient chemical remains in the clouds surrounding one of the most distant quasars ever detected.

Hunting for evidence of the first stars that ever existed

Hunting for evidence of the first stars that ever existed

Astronomers might have found evidence of the very first stars which existed in the universe.
artemis i tanking test livestream prelaunch

NASA’s Space Launch System rocket undamaged by hurricane, will launch next month

NASA’s Space Launch System rocket undamaged by hurricane, will launch next month

With hurricane Ian having moved past Florida, NASA has confirmed that its SLS rocket was not damaged and has set a new date for the next launch attempt.
Researchers have used spectroscopic observations of ultraviolet light from quasars to detect and map the Magellanic Corona, a diffuse halo of hot, supercharged gas surrounding the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds. Shown in purple, the corona stretches more than 100,000 light-years from the main mass of stars, gas, and dust that make up the Magellanic Clouds, intermingling with the hotter and more extensive corona that surrounds the Milky Way.

Hubble spots cocoon of gas protecting galaxy for the first time

Hubble spots cocoon of gas protecting galaxy for the first time

Research using the Hubble Space Telescope reveals a protective shield which has kept two of our neighboring galaxies safe for billions of years.
NASA's SOFIA observatory in the air.

NASA’s observatory in an airplane, SOFIA, takes its last flight

NASA’s observatory in an airplane, SOFIA, takes its last flight

NASA's observatory on an airplane, SOFIA, has taken its last flight and will be retiring from service.
The Hubble Space Telescope floats above Earth.

SpaceX eyes mission to extend life of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

SpaceX eyes mission to extend life of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

SpaceX is working with NASA to explore the possibility of using its Dragon spacecraft to extend the life of the Hubble Space Telescope mission.
Illustration of NASA’s DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube prior to impact at the Didymos binary system.

DART asteroid impact imaged by Webb and Hubble space telescopes

DART asteroid impact imaged by Webb and Hubble space telescopes

The Hubble and Webb telescopes captured DART smashing into an asteroid this week – the first time they've simultaneously observed the same celestial target.
Jupiter's Europa moon captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft.

NASA’s Juno spacecraft shares first image from Jupiter moon flyby

NASA’s Juno spacecraft shares first image from Jupiter moon flyby

NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back its first image of Jupiter's icy Europa moon in one of the closest flybys in decades.
NASA's SLS rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

What’s going on with NASA’s mega moon rocket launch?

What’s going on with NASA’s mega moon rocket launch?

If everything had gone to plan, NASA's next-generation SLS rocket would have launched a while ago. But it's still very much on the ground. So what's the latest?
A ULA Delta IV rocket launching to space in September 2022.

Check out this awesome footage of a triple-booster rocket launch

Check out this awesome footage of a triple-booster rocket launch

Check out these cool video clips showing a recent launch of a ULA Atlas IV Heavy rocket from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
The Dimorphos asteroid as seen from NASA's DART spacecraft.

NASA takes a closer look at DART’s final images before asteroid crash

NASA takes a closer look at DART’s final images before asteroid crash

NASA has revealed details about the final images taken by its DART spacecraft just before it crashed into an asteroid on Monday in a planetary defense test.
SpaceX's Crew-5 astronauts.

NASA targets new SpaceX Crew-5 launch date due to Hurricane Ian

NASA targets new SpaceX Crew-5 launch date due to Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian has forced NASA and SpaceX to set a new target date for the launch of four Crew-5 astronauts to the International Space Station.
The International Space Station.

Hurricane Ian as seen from the International Space Station

Hurricane Ian as seen from the International Space Station

Footage from the International Space Station offers an indication of the magnitude of Hurricane Ian, a Category 2 storm that's approaching Florida.
The DART spacecraft's livestream seconds before impact.

When will we know if NASA’s asteroid defense test was a total success?

When will we know if NASA’s asteroid defense test was a total success?

NASA has successfully crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid in a planetary defense test. But when will we know if the impact has altered the asteroid's path?
NASA's SLS rocket at the Kennedy Space Center.

Hurricane Ian forces NASA to roll its mega moon rocket to shelter

Hurricane Ian forces NASA to roll its mega moon rocket to shelter

NASA has been forced to remove its next-generation SLS rocket from the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to protect it from Hurricane Ian.
Illustration of NASA’s DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube prior to impact at the Didymos binary system.

NASA successfully crashes spacecraft into asteroid in planet defense test

NASA successfully crashes spacecraft into asteroid in planet defense test

NASA has successfully crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid in the first-ever planetary defense mission aimed at changing the direction of a celestial body.
Illustration of NASA’s DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube prior to impact at the Didymos binary system.

How to watch NASA slam a spacecraft into an asteroid

How to watch NASA slam a spacecraft into an asteroid

NASA is about to crash a spacecraft into a distant asteroid in a first-of-its-kind planetary defense test, and you can watch a live feed of the event.
The Soyuz MS-21 crew ship shown docked to the Prichal docking module on the ISS.

How to watch a crewed Soyuz capsule head home from ISS this week

How to watch a crewed Soyuz capsule head home from ISS this week

The ISS is in for a busy period of comings and goings. The first of these is set for Thursday when a crewed Soyuz spacecraft departs the orbital outpost.
SpaceX's Crew-5 astronauts.

SpaceX Crew-5 mission prep impacted by approaching storm

SpaceX Crew-5 mission prep impacted by approaching storm

A tropical storm approaching the Southeastern U.S. has interfered with NASA's preparations for its SpaceX Crew-5 launch to the ISS.
The Starlab space station design.

Hilton to design crew suites for new space station

Hilton to design crew suites for new space station

Room service is unlikely to be part of the package, but Hilton has nevertheless agreed to help Voyager Space design the crew suites for a new space station.
The James Webb Space Telescope.

One of James Webb’s 17 instrument modes isn’t working

One of James Webb’s 17 instrument modes isn’t working

NASA announced that one of Webb's seventeen observing modes is not functioning due to a hardware issue which is currently under review.
A shroud of thick gas and dust surrounds a bright young star in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 inspected a young stellar object, over 9,000 light-years away in the constellation Taurus, to help astronomers understand the earliest stages in the lives of massive stars. This object – which is known to astronomers as IRAS 05506+2414 – may be an example of an explosive event caused by the disruption of a massive young star system.

Bright young star shoots out strange fan of material in Hubble image

Bright young star shoots out strange fan of material in Hubble image

Massive stars can go through epic changes when they are in their younger years, as this week's image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows.
This is the first image of Sagittarius A* (or Sgr A* for short), the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy. It’s the first direct visual evidence of the presence of this black hole. It was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), an array which linked together eight existing radio observatories across the planet to form a single “Earth-sized” virtual telescope. The telescope is named after the “event horizon”, the boundary of the black hole beyond which no light can escape.

There’s a bubble of hot gas zipping around our galaxy’s supermassive black hole

There’s a bubble of hot gas zipping around our galaxy’s supermassive black hole

Scientists have discovered a bubble of hot gas whipping around our galaxy's supermassive black hole at tremendous speed.