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Parker Solar Probe: NASA renames upcoming mission to touch the Sun

Jason Davis • May 31, 2017 • 4

NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft will repeatedly dive through the Sun's corona, giving scientists their first-ever up-close look at our star.

In Pictures: A Partial Solar Eclipse from Space

Jason Davis • September 15, 2015

Two sun-observing spacecraft in Earth orbit captured images of a partial solar eclipse Sunday morning.

In Pictures: DSCOVR Headed for Deep Space

Jason Davis • February 12, 2015 • 4

On Wednesday evening, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocketed into orbit with DSCOVR, the Deep Space Climate Observatory. Here's a photo and video roundup.

Two Days, Two Launches and Three Landings

Jason Davis • February 09, 2015 • 4

Within a two-day span, two rocket launches and three ocean landings are scheduled—one of which involves an autonomous spaceport drone ship.

A (Difficult) Day in the Solar System

Bill Dunford • October 30, 2014 • 13

After a bad day on the launch pad, some perspective.

The Pivotal Discovery You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Karl Battams • August 29, 2014 • 5

Karl Battams highlights the historic discovery, by an Air Force satellite, of a sungrazing comet.

Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 12: The Sun and Stars

Bruce Betts • May 01, 2014

Explore the physical characteristics and inner workings of the Sun and then learn all about Stars and Stellar Evolution in this video of class 12 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class.

Missions to a Star

Bill Dunford • February 17, 2014 • 2

Upcoming deep space missions will venture right to the heart of the Solar System.

The Mercury Transit You Probably Missed

Karl Battams • December 30, 2013 • 2

Planetary transits of the Sun by Mercury and Venus don't come along very often, and when they do we make a big deal of it because, well, it's really cool!

Comet ISON Wrap Up

Bruce Betts • December 05, 2013

Comet ISON captivated our world, and many of our world’s robotic emissaries for many months. But, alas, poor ISON is dead -- again. Here I wrap up our enthusiastic coverage of this multi-morphing zombie comet that tried to survive and re-survive as it came within one solar diameter of the Sun.

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