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Clever politicking means nothing if the SLS cannot deliver on its core promise.
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.
The ISS partnership remains stable...for now.
The robotic explorers of our Cosmos are truly impressive, as showcased by several spacecraft this week.
The SLS rests on a secure foundation of political support, a consequence of the U.S. framework of representative democracy and discretionary funding.
See images your eyes wouldn’t normally be able to see, and learn about what these images can teach you.
JWST's success will outshine its past troubles.
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.
Planets are beautiful and fascinating enough on their own, but there’s no denying that moons and rings add a little something special.
The mission proposal calls for nuclear fission power. Breakthroughs would boost China’s overall exploration capabilities.
With so many asteroids out there, it’s up to us to defend our planet from impacts. Find out how you can make a difference.
Exploration will always face setbacks, but this week’s Downlink reminds us of the impressive human ability to persevere.
The National Space Society and The Planetary Society jointly argue for funding the asteroid-hunting NEO Surveyor mission.
Technological innovation is a big part of the fun of space exploration, and you can help make it happen.
NASA's proposal to slash funding for NEO Surveyor highlights the lessons unlearned after COVID.
A Martian explorer hunkers down for winter and a planet’s haze is explained.
Here is what we know about the capabilities and technologies China is considering developing in the near future for near-Earth object monitoring, cataloging, early warning and response.
A flagship mission to the ice giants — Uranus and Neptune — will forever change our understanding of the origin and evolution of our solar system.
There’s no limit to what a community of like-minded space enthusiasts, advocates and even famous luminaries can achieve when we all work together.