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The Cosmos has so many gifts to give us, from awe-inspiring images to fascinating discoveries. We’ve got our own set of gifts to recommend too.
Stunning views of Europa and the Eagle Nebula headline our roundup of space images released last month.
New stars are being born, new missions are being conceived, and new discoveries are being made all the time.
The future is looking brighter thanks to a proven asteroid deflection technique and an array of visionary ideas for space exploration innovation.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will soon give us valuable data on the dozens of distant objects found beyond the orbit of Neptune in a region known as the Kuiper belt.
New views of Europa, favorite sights from JWST, looking at the Cosmos from the air, and other ways to visually soak up our Universe.
Celebrate DART’s successful self-destruction and behold the jewels of the Cosmos.
JWST captures more astonishing images and insights, and DART gets ready for impact.
A new solar telescope takes center stage, new stars collect mass, and musicians sonify space imagery.
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.
The robotic explorers of our Cosmos are truly impressive, as showcased by several spacecraft this week.
See images your eyes wouldn’t normally be able to see, and learn about what these images can teach you.
Sample the best tidbits from space exploration this week, including news from across the Solar System and beyond, and personal insights from leaders of exploration.
JWST’s stunning first science images
JWST's success will outshine its past troubles.
These are some of the first science images from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), released on July 12, 2022.
Bill Nye's reflections on the first deep field image from NASA's JWST mission.
Unlike Hubble, JWST was primarily designed to see the universe in infrared light, revealing ancient galaxies, peering through nebulae, and uncovering exoplanet atmospheres.
Whether it’s a mission, a policy decision, or an individual person, sometimes all it takes is one thing to change the way we explore.