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An aurora seen from the space station.

Surreal NASA video makes Earth look like another world

Surreal NASA video makes Earth look like another world

NASA has shared a breathtaking time-lapse video captured from the International Space Station 268 miles above our planet.
The International Space Station.

ISS astronaut shows how CPR is performed in space

ISS astronaut shows how CPR is performed in space

With the nearest medical experts so far away, astronauts aboard the ISS have to be well trained when it comes to performing emergency treatments.
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After SLS rocket flop, Space Coast visitors make do with SpaceX launch

After SLS rocket flop, Space Coast visitors make do with SpaceX launch

Visitors to Florida's Space Coast were left disappointed after NASA failed to send its most powerful rocket on its maiden flight. But there's always SpaceX!
Russian cosmonauts during a spacewalk in September 2022.

NASA spacewalk video shows dramatic view of Earth

NASA spacewalk video shows dramatic view of Earth

Two Russian cosmonauts recently completed a successful spacewalk outside the ISS, with a video from the mission capturing a dramatic view of Earth.
This glittering gathering of stars is the globular cluster NGC 6558, and it was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys. NGC 6558 is closer to the center of the Milky Way than Earth is, and lies about 23,000 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius.

Stars sparkle in various colors in this week’s Hubble image

Stars sparkle in various colors in this week’s Hubble image

Close out your week with a soothing view of the wonders of space, as provided by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Voyager’s high-gain antenna, seen at the center of this illustration of the NASA spacecraft, is one component controlled by the attitude articulation and control system (AACS).

Glitch fixed on Voyager 1 probe, but underlying cause still a mystery

Glitch fixed on Voyager 1 probe, but underlying cause still a mystery

Engineers have fixed an issue with the Voyager 1 probe, one of the two most distant manmade objects in the universe.
A vision of a future Moon settlement assembled from semi-buried inflatable habitats. Sited beside the lunar poles in regions of near-perpetual solar illumination, mirrors positioned above each habitat would reflect sunlight into greenhouses within the doughnut-shaped habitats.

Inflatable lunar habitat could keep future moon explorers cozy

Inflatable lunar habitat could keep future moon explorers cozy

The European Space Agency has shared a concept for a future moon habitat made up of inflatable structures.
NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher.

NASA’s Artemis I launch postponed following fuel leak issue

NASA’s Artemis I launch postponed following fuel leak issue

Following two failed launch attempts of its new Space Launch System rocket, NASA will not be making another launch attempt in the next few days.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft observed the complex colors and structure of Jupiter’s clouds as it completed its 43rd close flyby of the giant planet on July 5, 2022. Citizen scientist Björn Jónsson created these two images using raw data from the JunoCam instrument aboard the spacecraft. At the time the raw image was taken, Juno was about 3,300 miles (5,300 kilometers) above Jupiter’s cloud tops, at a latitude of about 50 degrees. North is up. At that moment, the spacecraft was traveling at about 130,000 mph (209,000 kilometers per hour) relative to the planet.

Citizen scientist shares stunning image of Jupiter’s atmosphere

Citizen scientist shares stunning image of Jupiter’s atmosphere

See data from NASA's Juno spacecraft, which has been processed into two beautiful images by a citizen scientist.
NASA's Space Launch System rocket on the launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, September 3.

NASA scrubs the launch of its Space Launch System rocket due to fuel leak

NASA scrubs the launch of its Space Launch System rocket due to fuel leak

NASA has called off today's planned launch of its new Space Launch System rocket due to a liquid hydrogen leak.
This landscape of “mountains” and “valleys” speckled with glittering stars is actually the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals for the first time previously invisible areas of star birth.

Listen to the sounds of space with these James Webb sonifications

Listen to the sounds of space with these James Webb sonifications

NASA released a series of sonifications of the famous first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, including the sounds of two nebulae and an exoplanet.
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James Webb snapped a picture of an exoplanet for the first time

James Webb snapped a picture of an exoplanet for the first time

The James Webb Space Telescope has snapped an image an exoplanet for the first time.
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Liquid hydrogen leak interrupts Artemis I launch preparations

Liquid hydrogen leak interrupts Artemis I launch preparations

NASA's preparations for the launch of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket today, Saturday September 3, have been interrupted by a hydrogen leak issue.
NASA's SLS rocket on its way to the launchpad.

How to watch NASA launch its mega moon rocket on Saturday

How to watch NASA launch its mega moon rocket on Saturday

NASA is about to perform the first-ever launch of its next-generation rocket and spacecraft, and you can watch the entire event online.
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NASA’s Mars oxygen success raises hopes of a human visit

NASA’s Mars oxygen success raises hopes of a human visit

A human mission to the red planet feels even more likely following an exciting update from a team linked with NASA's current Mars mission.
NASA's SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center.

NASA needs good weather for Saturday’s moon launch, here’s how it’s looking

NASA needs good weather for Saturday’s moon launch, here’s how it’s looking

NASA needs good weather for its second attempt at launching its next-generation SLS rocket toward the moon. Here's how it's looking ...
Jupiter, captured by the James Webb Space Telescope.

NASA shares its skywatching tips for September

NASA shares its skywatching tips for September

NASA is back with its monthly roundup of what to look out for in the sky over the coming weeks., with Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn all making an appearance.
This artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone.

What exactly makes an exoplanet ‘habitable’?

What exactly makes an exoplanet ‘habitable’?

Astronomers have been on the hunt for habitable planets outside of our own solar system for decades -- but what exactly counts as habitable?
The space station and Earth.

NASA inks deal for 2nd private astronaut mission to space station

NASA inks deal for 2nd private astronaut mission to space station

Five months after wrapping up its first private mission to the International Space Station, NASA has confirmed a second one for spring next year.
Earth from the space station, viewed through a fish-eye lens.

Astronaut’s video offers rare fish-eye view from the ISS

Astronaut’s video offers rare fish-eye view from the ISS

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station astronaut has shared a rare view of Earth that shows our planet from horizon to horizon.
The Phantom Galaxy captured by the James Webb Space Telescope.

The ‘Phantom Galaxy’ looks stunning in this Webb telescope image

The ‘Phantom Galaxy’ looks stunning in this Webb telescope image

The Webb space telescope is continuing to deliver astonishing images of deep space, with this latest one revealing the incredible beauty of the Phantom Galaxy.
NASA's SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center.

NASA sets new date for second try at moon rocket launch

NASA sets new date for second try at moon rocket launch

Following a failed launch attempt on Monday, NASA has announced a new date for the launch of its next-generation SLS moon rocket.
NASA's SLS rocket on the launchpad.

NASA chief reflects on Monday’s scrubbed rocket launch

NASA chief reflects on Monday’s scrubbed rocket launch

NASA chief Bill Nelson has been speaking about the space agency’s decision to call off the maiden launch of its next-generation rocket on Monday.
NASA's mega moon rocket on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center.

NASA scrubbed its moon rocket launch on Monday. Now what?

NASA scrubbed its moon rocket launch on Monday. Now what?

An engine issue forced NASA to call off the launch of its mega moon rocket just 40 minutes before it was due to lift off on Monday morning. So, now what?
NASA's SLS rocket on its way to the launchpad.

NASA scrubs Monday’s launch of its mega moon rocket

NASA scrubs Monday’s launch of its mega moon rocket

NASA has scrubbed Monday's launch of its next-generation SLS rocket after engineers were unable to resolve an engine issue shortly before lift-off.
NASA's mega moon rocket on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center.

How will the weather affect NASA’s rocket launch tomorrow?

How will the weather affect NASA’s rocket launch tomorrow?

NASA has received the latest weather report for the highly anticipated launch of its mega moon rocket on Monday, and it's looking good.
Data from ESA's Mars Express and NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have been used to create the first detailed global map of hydrated mineral deposits on Mars. Click here for an annotated version with mineral types and abundances.

Water map of Mars could help choose locations for future missions

Water map of Mars could help choose locations for future missions

The European Space Agency has shared a water map of Mars that traces the planet's history and points to potential resources for future missions.
The galaxy featured in this Picture of the Week has a shape unlike many of the galaxies familiar to Hubble. Its thousands of bright stars evoke a spiral galaxy, but it lacks the characteristic ‘winding’ structure. The shining red blossoms stand out as well, twisted by clouds of dust — these are the locations of intense star formation. Yet it also radiates a diffuse glow, much like an elliptical galaxy and its core of older, redder stars. This galactic marvel is known to astronomers as NGC 1156.

Hubble revisits a funky irregular dwarf galaxy

Hubble revisits a funky irregular dwarf galaxy

This week's Hubble image shows an unusual, chaotic dwarf galaxy which defies categorization.
Illustration of NASA’s DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube prior to impact at the Didymos binary system.

Here’s the asteroid NASA is going to crash a spacecraft into

Here’s the asteroid NASA is going to crash a spacecraft into

What could we do if we spotted a dangerous asteroid on a collision course with our planet? NASA has an idea that it's testing out.
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Lightning strikes Artemis I launchpad ahead of Monday launch

Lightning strikes Artemis I launchpad ahead of Monday launch

As NASA prepares for the first launch of its new Space Launch System rocket on Monday, lightning has struck the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center.
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How to watch SpaceX’s nighttime Starlink launch tonight

How to watch SpaceX’s nighttime Starlink launch tonight

Tonight SpaceX will launch another batch of Starlink satellites in a nighttime launch using one of its Falcon 9 rockets. Here's how to watch.
Artistic rendition of the exoplanet TOI-1452 b, a small planet that may be entirely covered in a deep ocean.

Intriguing exoplanet could be entirely covered in ocean

Intriguing exoplanet could be entirely covered in ocean

Astronomers have discovered an intriguing exoplanet which could be entirely covered in water.
NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, after being rolled out to the launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s Artemis I mission is the first integrated test of the agency’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, SLS rocket, and supporting ground systems. Launch of the uncrewed flight test is targeted for no earlier than Aug. 29.

Countdown for the first launch of NASA’s brand new rocket begins

Countdown for the first launch of NASA’s brand new rocket begins

NASA has begun the countdown for the launch of its brand new mega moon rocket, which will begin the uncrewed Artemis I mission to the moon.
The Perseverance Mars rover took this selfie on Sept. 10, 2021 — sol 198 of the mission – in Jezero Crater after coring into a rock called ‘Rochette.’ Rock core samples from the floor of the crater will be brought back to Earth and analyzed to characterize the planet’s geology and past climate.

Perseverance rover uncovers clues to the history of Mars

Perseverance rover uncovers clues to the history of Mars

The Perseverance rover has been exploring Mars's Jezero crater and now scientists have used its data in a batch of new research on Mars's history and geology.