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How to watch SpaceX launch 52 Starlink satellites tonight

How to watch SpaceX launch 52 Starlink satellites tonight

Tonight will see another SpaceX launch, with the company launching a batch of 52 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit. Here's how to watch.
A cropped composite of a DRACO image centered on Jupiter taken during one of SMART Nav’s tests. DART was approximately 16 million miles (26 million km) from Earth when the image was taken, with Jupiter approximately 435 million miles (700 million km) away from the spacecraft.

Asteroid-bound DART spacecraft snaps Jupiter and moon Europa

Asteroid-bound DART spacecraft snaps Jupiter and moon Europa

With just a few days to go before NASA deliberately crashes it into an asteroid, the DART spacecraft has snapped an image of Jupiter and its moon Europa.
A rocket launch seen from space.

This is what a rocket launch looks like from space

This is what a rocket launch looks like from space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have captured images of Wednesday's rocket launch to the station involving three crew members.
SpaceX's Starship spacecraft atop the Super Heavy booster.

Elon Musk offers update on first flight of SpaceX’s new Starship rocket

Elon Musk offers update on first flight of SpaceX’s new Starship rocket

SpaceX chief Elon Musk has suggested a new date for when its next-generation Starship rocket could launch on its first orbital test flight.
Neptune, captured by the James Webb Space Telescope.

Neptune as you’ve never seen it before, imaged by Webb telescope

Neptune as you’ve never seen it before, imaged by Webb telescope

The newly deployed James Webb Space Telescope has once again turned its attention to planets closer to home, capturing Neptune in a remarkable way.
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ISS gets more crowded with 3 new astronauts taking crew to 10

ISS gets more crowded with 3 new astronauts taking crew to 10

The ISS is now a little more crowded than usual after three new crew members arrived at the facility on Wednesday, September 21, bringing the crew count to 10.
NASA astronaut Frank Rubio.

How to watch NASA astronaut’s speedy ride to ISS on Wednesday

How to watch NASA astronaut’s speedy ride to ISS on Wednesday

American astronaut Frank Rubio is heading to the International Space Station on Wednesday in a speedy trip that will take just three-and-a-half hours.
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter can be seen hovering during its third flight on April 25, 2021, as seen by the left Navigation Camera aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover.

Listen to the sound of a meteoroid striking Mars

Listen to the sound of a meteoroid striking Mars

NASA has shared the sound of a meteoroid crashing into Mars. It's the first time for seismic signals from a meteoroid impact to be detected on another planet.
Two astronauts inside the space station's Cupola module.

Cool Cupola image looks in at astronauts looking out

Cool Cupola image looks in at astronauts looking out

NASA has shared an unusual image showing space station crew members Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins peering out from the Cupola.
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SpaceX nails first Starlink launch since its internet service went global

SpaceX nails first Starlink launch since its internet service went global

After several scrubs due to poor weather, SpaceX launched its latest Starlink mission on Sunday in the first flight since its internet service went global.
The galaxy NGC 1961 unfurls its gorgeous spiral arms in this newly released image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Glittering, blue regions of bright young stars dot the dusty spiral arms winding around the galaxy’s glowing center.

Hubble images a gorgeous spiral galaxy with a brightly glowing heart

Hubble images a gorgeous spiral galaxy with a brightly glowing heart

This Hubble image shows the galaxy NGC 1961, its spiral arms reaching out into the darkness and swirling around its bright and busy center.
This photo of Jupiter, taken from the Hubble Space Telescope on June 27, 2019, features the Giant Red Spot, a storm the size of Earth that has been raging for hundreds of years.

This month, get a great view of Jupiter as it comes its closest in 70 years

This month, get a great view of Jupiter as it comes its closest in 70 years

Jupiter's opposition happens every 13 months, but this opposition is a special one as the planet will make its closest approach to Earth in 70 years.
An image of an artist's illustration of an Artemis astronaut stepping from a Moon lander onto the lunar surface.

NASA wants a second lunar lander in addition to SpaceX’s

NASA wants a second lunar lander in addition to SpaceX’s

NASA already has SpaceX developing a lander to carry astronauts to the moon's surface, but now it is searching for another company for a second lunar lander.
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Troubled CAPSTONE satellite still struggling but maintaining heat

Troubled CAPSTONE satellite still struggling but maintaining heat

Engineers at NASA continue work on the CAPSTONE satellite, on its way to an experimental orbit around the moon, which went into safe mode earlier this month
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How to watch the Artemis I demonstration tanking test on Wednesday

How to watch the Artemis I demonstration tanking test on Wednesday

Following two unsuccessful attempts at launching its new rocket, NASA is gearing up for a third attempt. But first it will perform a crucial tanking test.
This image, taken by astronomers using the US Department of Energy-fabricated Dark Energy Camera on the Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab, captures the star-forming nebula NGC 6357, which is located 8000 light-years away in the direction of the constellation Scorpius. This image reveals bright, young stars surrounded by billowing clouds of dust and gas inside NGC 6357, which is also known as the Lobster Nebula.

See the stunning, star-forming Lobster Nebula in Dark Energy Camera image

See the stunning, star-forming Lobster Nebula in Dark Energy Camera image

This instrument was originally designed for a survey into dark energy, but now it's taking beautiful images of space.
NASA’s Perseverance rover puts its robotic arm to work around a rocky outcrop called “Skinner Ridge” in Mars’ Jezero Crater. Composed of multiple images, this mosaic shows layered sedimentary rocks in the face of a cliff in the delta, as well as one of the locations where the rover abraded a circular patch to analyze a rock’s composition.

Perseverance rover finds conditions where life could have thrived on Mars

Perseverance rover finds conditions where life could have thrived on Mars

The Perseverance rover has made an exciting discovery on Mars, identifying the building blocks of life in a sample from an area of the Jezero delta.
Artistic rendering of the moon Chrysalis disintegrating in Saturn’s intense gravity field. The chunks of icy rock eventually collided and shattered into smaller pieces that became distributed in the thin ring we see today.

Long-lost moon could explain how Saturn got its rings

Long-lost moon could explain how Saturn got its rings

Saturn is famed for its beautiful rings, but these rings are something of a puzzle. Now, new research suggests they could have formed from a lost moon.
Illustration of NASA’s DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube prior to impact at the Didymos binary system.

Asteroid-impacting DART mission deploys a tiny observer satellite

Asteroid-impacting DART mission deploys a tiny observer satellite

This month will see NASA deliberately crash a spacecraft into an asteroid in a planetary defense test - and that spacecraft has now deployed its photographer.
A meteorite streaks across the sky over the U.K. in September 2022.

Meteor Network solves Thursday’s fireball mystery

Meteor Network solves Thursday’s fireball mystery

Folks in parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland were treated to an unexpected light show on Wednesday when a mysterious object streaked across the night sky.
A Rocket Lab Electron rocket blasts off from the launchpad.

Watch Rocket Lab achieve its 30th launch and 150th satellite delivery

Watch Rocket Lab achieve its 30th launch and 150th satellite delivery

Rocket Lab has achieved its 30th Electron rocket launch since its first one in 2017 and successfully deployed its 150th satellite to orbit.
An early, visual effects image of a dinosaur from Jurassic World Dominion.

Dinosaurs would’ve loved NASA, retired astronaut says

Dinosaurs would’ve loved NASA, retired astronaut says

By reminding us of how dinosaurs met their fate, a retired astronaut has highlighted an important NASA mission that could have huge consequences for Earth.
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Watch the space station spit out garbage toward Earth

Watch the space station spit out garbage toward Earth

International Space Station astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has shared a video showing how the orbiting outpost disposes of garbage.
nasa mars video shows planet in incredible detail panorama

NASA Mars video shows planet in incredible detail

NASA Mars video shows planet in incredible detail

NASA has released a video that explores a 2.5-billion-pixel mosaic of Mars, the most detailed image of the red planet ever created.
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Astronaut’s photo from ISS shows Earth in a different light

Astronaut’s photo from ISS shows Earth in a different light

An American astronaut has shared a wonderfully unique image of Earth taken from the International Space Station's Cupola module.
NASA's SLS rocket on its way to the launchpad.

NASA confirms date for third launch attempt of next-gen rocket

NASA confirms date for third launch attempt of next-gen rocket

After two failed attempts to launch its new SLS rocket toward the moon, NASA has confirmed a new schedule for a third effort to begin the Artemis I mission.
A Blue Origin New Shepard rocket explodes in mid-air.

Watch Blue Origin’s rocket explode mid-flight

Watch Blue Origin’s rocket explode mid-flight

Blue Origin suffered a rare mid-flight rocket failure in an uncrewed mission on Monday. The company owned by Jeff Bezos is now investigating the cause.
An image of Earth captured from the International Space Station.

ISS astronaut’s photos capture a ‘wonderful world’

ISS astronaut’s photos capture a ‘wonderful world’

Inspired by Louis Armstrong’s 1967 classic, an ISS astronaut recently posted four sublime Earth images alongside lyrics from the legendary track.
NASA's SLS rocket on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA rocket repairs going to plan ahead of 3rd launch effort

NASA rocket repairs going to plan ahead of 3rd launch effort

NASA engineers are working to get its next-generation rocket into orbit to finally launch the ambitious Artemis space exploration program.
Firefly's Alpha rocket at the start of its mission.

How to watch rocket startup Firefly Aeropspace’s second attempt to reach orbit

How to watch rocket startup Firefly Aeropspace’s second attempt to reach orbit

Rocket startup Firefly Aerospace will attempt to reach orbit for the first time in a launch tonight, Sunday September 11. Here's how to watch.
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope imaged these two overlapping spiral galaxies named SDSS J115331 and LEDA 2073461, which lie more than a billion light-years from Earth. Despite appearing to collide in this image, the alignment of the two galaxies is likely just by chance – the two are not actually interacting. While these two galaxies might simply be ships that pass in the night, Hubble has captured a dazzling array of other, truly interacting galaxies.

Hubble image shows two overlapping galaxies in cosmic coincidence

Hubble image shows two overlapping galaxies in cosmic coincidence

This week's Hubble image shows something of an optical illusion: two galaxies which appear to be colliding, but are in fact merely overlapping by chance.
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NASA’s lunar satellite CAPSTONE experiences error, is in safe mode

NASA’s lunar satellite CAPSTONE experiences error, is in safe mode

An issue has occurred with NASA's CAPSTONE satellites, currently on its way to orbit around the moon. The satellite is now in safe mode.
The telescopes of the SPECULOOS Southern Observatory gaze out into the stunning night sky over the Atacama Desert, Chile.

Researchers discover planet in the habitable zone of an ultra-cool star

Researchers discover planet in the habitable zone of an ultra-cool star

Astronomers have discovered a super-Earth orbiting a small, cool star which could potentially host liquid water on its surface.
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How to watch SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 on a Starlink mission tonight

How to watch SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 on a Starlink mission tonight

Tonight SpaceX will launch a further batch of satellites for its Starlink constellation, and the launch will be livestreamed so you can watch along at home.