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The Ingenuity helicopter is pictured on the surface of Mars.

NASA regains communications with Mars helicopter Ingenuity

Just a few days after losing contact with the Mars helicopter Ingenuity, NASA has announced that it has regained communications with the plucky helicopter.
An illustration of a black hole.

Scientists want your help to search for black holes

Black Hole Hunter invites members of the public to search through data collected by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite to look for signs of a black hole.
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.

NASA has lost communication with the Ingenuity Mars helicopter

NASA has announced that it has lost contact with the helicopter on Mars, though it's not clear how serious this problem is.
The SpaceX Dragon Freedom spacecraft carrying four Axiom MIssion 3 astronauts is pictured docked to the space station shortly after an orbital sunrise.

Axiom-3, the first private, all-European mission, arrives at the ISS

The Axiom-3 mission, the first commercial all-European mission to the International Space Station, has arrived safely at its destination.
Artist's illustration of the SLIM lander touching down on the moon.

Japanese lander touches down on the moon, but suffers power glitch

A Japanese mission has succeeded in landing on the moon, but likely won't last for more than a day due to an issue with its solar cells.
Astrobotic's Peregrine lander.

Peregrine spacecraft snaps stunning Earth photo just before burning up

Astrobotic's has shared a stunning image of Earth captured by its failed Peregrine spacecraft shortly after it burned up in Earth's atmosphere.
Axiom Space's crewed Axiom-3 mission leaving the launchpad.

Watch Axiom Space’s first all-European mission blast off the launchpad

The first all-European commercial crew has launched safely from the Kennedy Space Center and is now on its way to the International Space Station.
Astrobotic's Peregrine lander.

Astrobotic reveals time and place of Peregrine spacecraft reentry

Astrobotic's Peregrine spacecraft developed a critical fault soon after launch last week, and in a short while the vehicle will meet a fiery end.
The Axiom 3 mission waiting to launch.

SpaceX has set a new date for Axiom-3 crewed rocket launch

NASA’s third private launch to the ISS has been delayed to give SpaceX more time to complete pre-launch checkouts and data analysis on the launch vehicle.
An illustration showing Earth-orbiting space junk.

Ground-fired lasers to be tested in fight against space junk

A team of researchers in Japan is working on a system that uses laser beams fired from the ground to knock out pieces of hazardous space junk.
Astrobotic's Peregrine lander.

NASA confirms burn-up date for failed Peregrine spacecraft

After a nine-day adventure in space in which it failed to reach the moon, Astrobotic's Peregrine spacecraft will soon burn up in Earth's atmosphere.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center ahead of its Crew-5 mission.

SpaceX needs good weather for Wednesday’s crewed launch. Here’s the forecast

SpaceX and Axiom Space are making final preparations for their third private crewed launch from the Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station.
SpaceX's Super Heavy and Starship.

Flights to any city in less than 60 minutes? Musk still thinks it’s possible

It currently takes nearly 15 hours to fly from New York to Shanghai, but a Starship passenger service would be able to do it in a mere 39 minutes.
The orbit of Peregrine, Astrobotic's damaged lunar lander.

Astrobotic reveals how things will end for its troubled Peregrine spacecraft

Astrobotic has revealed what will happen to its beleaguered Peregrine spacecraft when it finally shuts down in the coming days.
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features Arp 122, a peculiar galaxy that in fact comprises two galaxies – NGC 6040, the tilted, warped spiral galaxy and LEDA 59642, the round, face-on spiral – that are in the midst of a collision.

Hubble images a pair of galaxies caught in the process of merging

The two galaxies shown in the image, NGC 6040 and LEDA 59642, are so close that they are interacting and have a shared name as a pair, Arp 122.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx curation engineer, Neftali Hernandez, attaches one of the tools developed to help remove two final fasteners that prohibited complete disassembly of the TAGSAM (Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism) head that holds the remainder of material collected from asteroid Bennu. Engineers on the team, based at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, developed new tools that freed the fasteners on Jan. 10.

NASA cracks open its first sample from an asteroid, foiling two sticky screws

NASA returned its first sample of an asteroid to Earth last year, but getting at the full sample proved difficult due to a couple of troublesome fasteners.
The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is pictured docked to the space-facing port on the International Space Station’s Harmony module.

How to watch the Axiom 3 mission launch on Thursday

This coming Thursday, January 18, will see the third launch to the International Space Station by private company Axiom. Here's how to watch.
NASA’s X-59 quiet supersonic research aircraft sits on the apron outside Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works facility at dawn in Palmdale, California. The X-59 is the centerpiece of NASA’s Quesst mission, which seeks to address one of the primary challenges to supersonic flight over land by making sonic booms quieter.

NASA shows off its experimental, quiet supersonic aircraft, the X-59

Created along with Lockheed Martin, a new aircraft is designed to reduce the sonic boom created by traveling faster than the speed of sound to a sonic thump.
Like Kepler-10 b, illustrated above, the exoplanet HD 63433 d is a small, rocky planet in a tight orbit of its star. HD 63433 d is the smallest confirmed exoplanet younger than 500 million years old. It's also the closest discovered Earth-sized planet this young, at about 400 million years old.

Astronomers discover extremely hot exoplanet with ‘lava hemisphere’

An Earth-sized orbits a star similar to our sun, but much, much closer - meaning it has surface temperatures of nearly 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Astrobotic's Peregrine lander.

Astrobotic’s Peregrine keeps on flying, but for how much longer?

Despite a damaging propellant leak, Astrobotic's Peregrine spacecraft continues to operate and gather data. But it doesn't have long left.
A photo from the Peregrine spacecraft showing Earth in the top right.

Astrobotic’s Peregrine snapped a special photo on its doomed moon mission

Astrobotic, operator of the failed Peregrine lunar mission, has confirmed that the spacecraft managed to snap a rather special photo on its journey.
SpaceX's Starship rocket lifting off in November 2023.

SpaceX reveals anticipated date for third Starship test flight

SpaceX has said the main aim of the next Starship mission is to increase its performance and get the spacecraft to orbit – and it could take place soon.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter.

NASA’s Mars helicopter forced to cut short latest flight

NASA's Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, only managed to fly a third of its planned distance during its second flight, and its team back on Earth says it knows why.
The first image of Astrobotic's Peregrine spacecraft.

Astrobotic thinks it knows what caused propellant leak on Peregrine moon lander

Astrobotic says it thinks it knows what caused Monday's propellant leak that dashed hopes of its Peregrine lander reaching the lunar surface.
An illustration showing astronauts on the moon.

NASA delays first crewed Artemis missions to the moon

NASA is delaying the Artemis II and III crewed missions to the moon to give its teams more time to ensure everything is ready for the ambitious flights.
The first image of Astrobotic's Peregrine spacecraft.

Check out the first image from Peregrine lunar lander

The first image beamed back by Astrobotic’s Peregrine spacecraft provides the first visual evidence of a propulsion system anomaly.
The launch of Peregrine Mission 1 by a new ULA rocket, the Vulcan Centaur.

Historic moon mission launches successfully from Kennedy

A mission to send the first U.S. lander to the moon in five decades, and the first to put a privately built lander on the lunar surface, has launched safely.
SpaceX's Starship rocket lifting off in November 2023.

Five rocket launches to look out for in 2024

This year promises to be an exciting one for fans of rocket technology. Here are some of the notable launches to look out for over the coming months.
A ULA Vulcan on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

How to watch the first U.S. commercial moon mission launch tonight

Tonight will see a ULA rocket launch the first U.S. commercial mission to the lunar surface. Here's how to watch a live stream of the event.
This image revealing the north polar region of the Jovian moon Io was taken on October 15 by NASA’s Juno. Three of the mountain peaks visible in the upper part of image, near the day-night dividing line, were observed here for the first time by the spacecraft’s JunoCam.

See the dramatic, volcanic moon Io in new Juno images

NASA's Juno spacecraft recently made a close flyby of the solar system's most volcanic body, the Jovian moon of Io.
Voyager 2 took this image as it approached the planet Uranus on Jan. 14, 1986. The planet's hazy bluish color is due to the methane in its atmosphere, which absorbs red wavelengths of light.

Neptune isn’t really dark blue, new study demonstrates

Most people think of Uranus and Neptune as pale greenish blue and royal blue. But a new study shows the two planets are actually a very similar color.
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features a richness of spiral galaxies.

Hubble captures a busy frame of four overlapping spiral galaxies

This week's image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a host of galaxies all overlapping each other in a complex swirl.
An illustration of NASA's Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) on the lunar surface.

Fly your name to the moon as part of historic NASA mission

NASA is giving everyone the chance to add their name to the historic VIPER mission featuring its first-ever robotic lunar rover.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 engine burns against an orbital sunset.

Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 engine burn against orbital sunset backdrop

SpaceX has released remarkable footage showing one of its rocket engines burning against the beautiful backdrop of an orbital sunset.