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A total solar eclipse and the launch of Europa Clipper are on our list of cosmic events to get excited about this year.
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 more we search, the more we find. From exoplanets to moons to asteroids, the list of worlds just keeps growing.
Jupiter’s moons have always been exciting to explore, and a new era of Jovian moon research is about to begin.
Stunning views of Europa and the Eagle Nebula headline our roundup of space images released last month.
Exploration will always face setbacks, but this week’s Downlink reminds us of the impressive human ability to persevere.
The realities of space go beyond what we can see, and perhaps even beyond what we can imagine.
Everything you need to know about NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids.
On October 16, NASA's Lucy spacecraft is expected to depart for the Trojan asteroids — rocky bodies that share an orbit with Jupiter.
Lucy kicks off a beefier era of Discovery.
Exploration is teaching us a lot about the cosmos, and a lot about how much we still don’t know.
10 years after launching, Juno is still showing us Jupiter’s stunning beauty.
See images of the cosmos that reflect fascinating features of worlds and stars, and take action to advance exploration.
Six scientists share the major planetary science discoveries of the past decade, and the questions that will drive the next 10 years of solar system exploration.
SpaceX says it wants to save NASA money, but its actions could cost taxpayers more in the end.
Last week, NASA selected its thirteenth and fourteenth missions in its low cost Discovery program.
NASA announced two new asteroid missions today named Lucy and Psyche that will fill important gaps in our understanding of how the solar system was formed. Here are eight things to know about the two missions.
If NASA’s managers hold to their schedule, we will learn sometime this month what NASA’s next planetary mission will be.
Van Kane rounds up the missions selected to move onto the next round in NASA's Discovery proposal process.
NASA announced the first-round selections for its next Discovery mission today. A total of five planetary mission concepts -- three targeted at asteroids, two at Venus -- will move to the next stage of the competition.