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NASA's JWST recently detected carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an exoplanet known as WASP-39b — a historical first.
NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft intentionally crashed into Dimorphos, the moon of an asteroid named Didymos.
JWST captures more astonishing images and insights, and DART gets ready for impact.
Get ready for NASA's demonstration of a planetary defense technique that could deflect a future asteroid on course to hit Earth.
Uranus is way out there, beckoning us to visit. And Cassini is the mission that won’t quit, even years after burning up.
China's Tianwen-3 aims to be the first to collect samples from Mars and deliver them to Earth, potentially landing back home two years ahead of the NASA and the European Space Agency MSR project
Clever politicking means nothing if the SLS cannot deliver on its core promise.
Saturn continues to surprise as scientists comb through 13 years of Cassini data.
What’s in a name? (Uranus’ name, specifically.)
The road back to Uranus is paved with a complicated mix of science and politics.
We’re pleased to report a very active summer back to you.
A new solar telescope takes center stage, new stars collect mass, and musicians sonify space imagery.
Rock stars love space, and who can blame them! Take a look at awesome images, exciting science, and the connection between music and exploration.
A look at the potential for habitable planets in binary systems despite their chaotic births.
Robots, scientists, citizens, and artists team up to explore the Cosmos in this week’s Downlink.
There are only so many hours of telescope time available to unlock the secrets of the Universe.
NASA's latest plans for its Mars Sample Return mission will rely on the Perseverance rover and two 'Ingenuity-class' helicopters.
Looking at the myriad possibilities that may exist within the clouds of Venus.
If there is Martian life then it could be in ice water under the red planet’s surface. The Mars Life Explorer, included in the most recent Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey, would search for this.
Get ready for one of the year’s best meteor showers, caused by one of the many intriguing comets of our Solar System.