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Exploration will always face setbacks, but this week’s Downlink reminds us of the impressive human ability to persevere.
Here are the reasons the International Space Station (ISS) needs to deorbit eventually.
A Martian explorer hunkers down for winter and a planet’s haze is explained.
How Russia's invasion of Ukraine is changing space.
Celebrate 61 years of humans in space, and take a look at the latest news from our exploration of the cosmos.
Space exploration comes at a cost, but the investment is always worthwhile.
Pluto, everyone’s favorite former planet, takes center stage in this week’s Downlink.
With new instruments and a growing number of discoveries, exoplanet and exomoon research is just getting started.
Space exploration is at its core an optimistic, peaceful and cooperative endeavor. This week we look at some reminders of that spirit of exploration.
From a space station cemetery to a super-resilient spacecraft, the feats of human ingenuity that make space exploration possible are the stuff of science fiction dreams.
While missions are achieving new things, the cosmos reminds us that some things are universal.
Looking back at an amazing year in space, here on Earth and beyond.
With space missions like JWST and Voyager, decades of development yield decades of discovery.
This week we take a look at some of the amazing Mars exploration being conducted, and celebrate the highlights of space in 2021.
Take a look at some of Earth’s epic impact craters, and learn what we’re doing to ensure they’re our last.
Taking a look at volcanic worlds in our solar system and exoplanets that might crack under pressure.
Looking at where you came from, and seeking your opinions.
In celebration of Halloween, take a terrifying tour through our creepy cosmos.
This week we're all about the rocky planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.
The surface of Mars can teach us about its history and, with the right imaging techniques, conjure flashbacks of 60s psychedelia.