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A total solar eclipse.

What kind of view will ISS astronauts get of the solar eclipse?

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station some 250 miles above Earth are eagerly awaiting Monday's total solar eclipse.
SpaceX's Super Heavy booster on the launchpad in Boca Chica, Texas.

SpaceX shares stunning night shot of its Super Heavy booster

SpaceX has just released a stunning image of its powerful Super Heavy rocket on the launchpad with a dramatic star-filled sky as the backdrop.
An artist’s concept design of NASA’s Lunar Terrain Vehicle.

These 3 companies are developing NASA’s new moon vehicle

Today, NASA announced the three companies that will be developing its new lunar vehicle: Intuitive Machines, Lunar Outpost, and Venturi Astrolab.
A team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope to survey the starburst galaxy Messier 82 (M82), which is located 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. M82 hosts a frenzy of star formation, sprouting new stars 10 times faster than the Milky Way galaxy. Webb’s infrared capabilities enabled scientists to peer through curtains of dust and gas that have historically obscured the star formation process. This image from Webb’s NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) instrument shows the centre of M82 with an unprecedented level of detail. With Webb’s resolution, astronomers can distinguish small, bright compact sources that are either individual stars or star clusters. Obtaining an accurate count of the stars and clusters that compose M82’s centre can help astronomers understand the different phases of star formation and the timelines for each stage.

James Webb images capture the galactic winds of newborn stars

A stunning new pair of images from the James Webb Space Telescope show a new view of a familiar galaxy: Messier 82.
Photograph of the camera, with one of the colour filters positioned in place.

The world’s largest digital camera for astronomy is ready to go

Ready to scan the night sky for evidence of dark matter and to identify near-Earth asteroids, the camera for the upcoming Vera Rubin Observatory is complete.
Boeing Space's Starliner spacecraft.

NASA reveals target date for first crewed Starliner flight

NASA and Boeing are making the final preparations for the long-awaited and much-delayed maiden crewed flight of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.
The path of totality of the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

The solar eclipse isn’t the only thing to enjoy in the skies in April

The total solar eclipse is definitely the main event this month, but there's also plenty more for skywatchers to enjoy over the coming weeks.
ULA's Delta IV Heavy on the launchpad.

Final Delta IV Heavy launch scrubbed minutes before liftoff

An attempt to launch ULA's Delta IV Heavy rocket for the final time was scrubbed on Thursday with a little under four minutes remaining on the countdown clock.
Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks photographed in March 2024.

The ‘Devil Comet’ will be visible during the solar eclipse in April

Not only will April bring a rare total solar eclipse, but there's also the chance to view the dramatically named Devil Comet.
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who produced the first ever image of our Milky Way black hole released in 2022, has captured a new view of the massive object at the center of our Galaxy: how it looks in polarized light. This is the first time astronomers have been able to measure polarization, a signature of magnetic fields, this close to the edge of Sagittarius A*. This image shows the polarized view of the Milky Way black hole. The lines mark the orientation of polarization, which is related to the magnetic field around the shadow of the black hole.

Stunning image shows the magnetic fields of our galaxy’s supermassive black hole

The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, the group that took the historic first ever image of a black hole, is back with a new stunning black hole image.
An artist’s concept of an Artemis astronaut deploying an instrument on the lunar surface.

NASA astronauts will try to grow plants on the moon

Among three experiments heading to the moon as part of the crewed Artemis III mission will be a plant-growth study, NASA has announced.
An artist's impression of ESA’s Euclid mission in space.

Euclid space telescope’s vision cleared thanks to deicing

The Euclid Space Telescope is fully operational after a deicing procedure removed small amounts of water ice from its mirror.
The Delta IV on the launchpad ahead of its 16th and final flight.

How to watch the final launch of ULA’s mighty Delta IV Heavy rocket

United Launch Alliance is about to launch its Delta IV Heavy rocket for the final time. Here's how to watch a live stream of the mission getting underway.
A total solar eclipse.

April’s solar eclipse may produce an unexpected consequence

A total solar eclipse will take place in the U.S. on April 8, and researchers have just drawn attention to something about it that you may not have considered.
A person watches the annular solar eclipse of October 14, 2023, in Kerrville, Texas.

How to safely watch April’s total solar eclipse, in person or online

Next month will see a rare and exciting astronomical event: a total solar eclipse that will be viewable across much of North America. Here's how to watch it.
FS Tau is a multi-star system made up of FS Tau A, the bright star-like object near the middle of the image, and FS Tau B (Haro 6-5B), the bright object to the far right that is partially obscured by a dark, vertical lane of dust. The young objects are surrounded by softly illuminated gas and dust of this stellar nursery. The system is only about 2.8 million years old, very young for a star system. Our Sun, by contrast, is about 4.6 billion years old.

Hubble captures the dramatic jets of a baby star

A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the drama that unfolds as a new star is born.
The Starship spacecraft during an engine test.

Watch SpaceX fire Starship’s Raptor engines ahead of 4th test flight

SpaceX performed a full-duration static fire of the Starship spacecraft's Raptor engines on Monday, and shared a video of the dramatic test on social media.
A total solar eclipse.

How to photograph April’s solar eclipse, according to NASA

NASA has shared some photography tips for folks keen to record next month's solar eclipse — and they don't all involve capturing the eclipse itself.
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the irregular galaxy UGC 5829.

Hubble images the spooky Spider Galaxy

A recent image from Hubble shows an irregular galaxy, the spindly arms and clawed shape of which has led to it being named the Spider Galaxy.
The Soyuz MS-25 spacecraft lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 23, 2024

Russian Soyuz on its way to ISS after being delayed due to electrical issue

A trio of crew members are on their way to the International Space Station on a Soyuz spacecraft following a rescheduled launch caused by an electrical issue.
A total solar eclipse.

How to photograph April’s solar eclipse, according to Nikon

Excitement is building for next month’s total solar eclipse, and Nikon is offering some photography tips for folks keen to document the event.
The ISS above Earth.

Around-the-clock 4K Earth imagery to be streamed from ISS

The space station is to take delivery of several ultra-high-definition cameras that will offer free access to live-streamed Earth imagery from 250 miles up.
The Soyuz rocket and MS-25 spacecraft on the launchpad.

Crewed Soyuz launch to space station suffers rare late abort

The latest crewed launch of Russia’s usually reliable Soyuz rocket was called off just seconds before liftoff on Thursday.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon spacecraft lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, on the company’s 29th commercial resupply services mission for the agency to the International Space Station.

Here’s the new science that’s launching to the ISS today

Today will see the launch of not only a group of astronauts visiting the ISS, but also a uncrewed cargo mission sent to resupply the station.
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.

Help NASA in its quest to learn more about our sun

NASA is asking for volunteers to take part in research during April's total solar eclipse that will help it learn more about our sun.
The world's most powerful rocket on the launchpad.

SpaceX already has a date in mind for next Starship launch

SpaceX is keen to cut the waiting time between Starship flights and says it should be ready to fly the rocket again soon. But the FAA will have the final say.
A view from inside Crew Dragon's emergency escape chute.

Take a high-speed ride on SpaceX’s emergency escape chute

SpaceX has shared footage from a ride inside the Crew Dragon's emergency escape chute after the spacecraft was placed on Pad 40 at Kennedy for the first time.
NASA astronaut Tracy C. Dyson, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya of Belarus pose for a portrait at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center on Nov. 2, 2023.

How to watch three crew members launch to the ISS on Thursday

This Thursday will see the launch of one NASA astronaut and two other crew members to the International Space Station (ISS). Here's how to watch.
Artist's impression of the Euclid mission in space.

Get out the scrapers: Euclid space telescope is getting deiced

If you thought it was annoying to deice your car in the winter, then spare a thought for the engineers whose job it is to deice telescopes in space.
Engineers fuel Boeing's Starliner spacecraft.

NASA and Boeing start fueling Starliner spacecraft for first crewed flight

After numerous delays, NASA and Boeing look more certain than ever to launch the first crewed flight of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft soon.
A view of Earth captured from SpaceX's Starship spacecraft.

SpaceX shares awesome rocket imagery from Starship flight

SpaceX has shared some breathtaking imagery from the most recent Starship flight, including a close-up of the 120-meter-tall rocket leaving the launchpad.
SpaceX's Starship reentering Earth's atmosphere.

Watch SpaceX’s Starship burn brightly as it hurtles toward Earth

Dramatic footage shows SpaceX's Starship spacecraft lighting up as it reentered Earth's atmosphere following a successful test flight on Thursday morning.
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SpaceX’s Starship reaches orbit on third test flight

SpaceX's mighty Starship rocket has made it into space on its third test flight. The rocket launched at 9:25 a.m. ET today, March 14.
ULA launching the Delta IV Heavy.

ULA sets date for final rocket flight of ‘the dependable Delta’

United Launch Alliance will soon perform its final Delta launch, bringing to a close six decades of successful service by the family of rockets.