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On Nov. 1, 2023, NASA’s Lucy spacecraft flew past Dinkinesh, a small asteroid in the main belt, and discovered a binary pair of moonlets in orbit around the asteroid.
The spacecraft has begun its six-year journey to the same-name metal world.
The Psyche spacecraft is scheduled to blast off on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on Oct. 13.
The Planetary Society spoke to Mike Puzio, who won our "Name that asteroid!" contest back in 2013.
The sample capsule parachuted to a landing at the Department of Defense’s Utah Test and Training Range southwest of Salt Lake City.
Discover what causes a comet’s color and what it might be like to listen to one whiz by.
The spacecraft will drop off its precious samples of asteroid Bennu on Sept. 24, 2023.
If a large asteroid impacted the Moon, would it cause problems for us here on Earth?
This week in space: Mars days almost match up with ours, and light and molecules are created by distant stars.
The Planetary Society Shoemaker NEO Grant winner learned from his mother and grandfather, while also forging his own path.
How OSIRIS-REx’s samples build upon our knowledge of asteroids and the early Solar System.
The OSIRIS-REx team explains the journey home.
Kinetic impactor or nuclear blast? Here are some ways to defend our planet from a dangerous asteroid.
The Soyuz spacecraft have been helping humans get to and from space for decades, but that’s nothing compared to the billions of years that microorganisms have been making life on Earth possible.
The International Astronomical Union currently recognizes five dwarf planets: Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris.
New discoveries from Ryugu, material heading our way from Bennu, and anticipation for a mission to Psyche.
Learn all about the possible volcanic activity found on Venus, the facts about a hyped-up near-Earth asteroid, Jupiter’s newest moons, and what space images sound like.
Curiosity captures crepuscular rays on Mars, a new member community launches, and solar sailing takes exploration into the future.
Finding asteroids before they hit Earth not only protects us from harm, it can also yield beautiful photos.
When an asteroid exploded in the atmosphere above Chelyabinsk, Russia on Feb. 15, 2013, it made history and underscored the importance of planetary defense.