Emily Lakdawalla • November 12, 2018
If all goes well, anxious space fans on Earth will learn of a successful InSight landing on Mars on Monday, 26 November 2018, at 19:53 UTC. Here's a preview of all the landing day events.
Judy Schmidt • November 09, 2018
Judy Schmidt shares the technique she used to make a beautiful new animation of Jupiter.
Jason Davis • November 08, 2018
SpaceIL, a privately funded Israeli non-profit, will attempt to land a small spacecraft on the Moon in early 2019.
Casey Dreier • November 07, 2018
The 2018 midterms swept away a number of NASA advocates in Congress, though looming budgetary battles may end up having more direct impacts on space than any one elected official.
A.J.S. Rayl • November 05, 2018
October came and went without a beep from Opportunity, silence that was still no surprise for some, but a little discouraging for other members of the rover team.
Jason Davis • October 30, 2018
NASA's Kepler space telescope helped us find our place in the cosmos.
Jason Davis • October 29, 2018
An Air Force official says an ‘initial launch capability’ is being reassessed.
Conor Nixon • October 24, 2018
The terrain of Iceland – the Land of Ice and Fire – has some very interesting similarities to Europa.
Emily Lakdawalla • October 22, 2018
BepiColombo's launch was nominal -- the best thing any launch can be. Following launch, the spacecraft documented successful solar array and antenna deployments with self-portraits.
Marc Rayman • October 19, 2018
Dawn is celebrating its 11th anniversary of spaceflight. This is the last dawnniversary the spacecraft will see.
Jason Davis • October 19, 2018
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft was scheduled to touch down on Ryugu later this month, but that has been delayed to early 2019.
Jason Perry • October 18, 2018
It’s been almost 17 years since NASA's Galileo spacecraft took meaningful data of Jupiter’s volcanic moon.
Brittney Cooper • October 16, 2018
When planetary scientist Brittney Cooper was scrolling through the downlinked images of Hayabusa2’s approach of asteroid Ryugu, a familiar sight caught her attention.
Casey Dreier • October 15, 2018
Space fans will enjoy the movie for its depictions of early spaceflight itself. But it avoids the richness and complexity of human experience, leaving behind awe and joy in favor of an emotional landscape as uninviting as the Moon.
Cees Bassa and Tammo Jan Dijkema • October 15, 2018
Radio amateurs around the world worked together to take an image of the Earth and the far side of the Moon.
Bruce Betts • October 13, 2018
For Astronomy Day, Bruce announces his new book Astronomy for Kids, provides excerpts, and gives some bonus planet observing info.
Emily Lakdawalla • October 12, 2018
I’m thrilled to be anticipating the beginning of a new mission to Mercury. Here's a timeline for BepiColombo's planned launch on 20 October (19 October in the U.S.).
Jason Davis • October 11, 2018
About two minutes after liftoff, the Soyuz vehicle carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin to orbit failed.
Ian Regan • October 11, 2018
Ian Regan, producer of the Titan segment of In Saturn's Rings, describes the meticulous process of creating the stunning visuals of this shrouded moon.
Jason Davis • October 08, 2018
The spacecraft used its ultraviolet spectrograph imager for the job, and one frame shows Mars in the background.
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