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The sample capsule parachuted to a landing at the Department of Defense’s Utah Test and Training Range southwest of Salt Lake City.
We asked two eclipse chasers for tips on how to plan your big moment in the Moon's shadow.
Know what to expect ahead of time, and be prepared to experience a cosmic spectacle like nothing else in nature.
The spacecraft will drop off its precious samples of asteroid Bennu on Sept. 24, 2023.
There's no comparison between a partial solar eclipse and a total solar eclipse.
We asked three Planetary Society Shoemaker NEO grant winners for tips on how to assemble your own planetary defense observatory.
The Planetary Society Shoemaker NEO Grant winner learned from his mother and grandfather, while also forging his own path.
Kinetic impactor or nuclear blast? Here are some ways to defend our planet from a dangerous asteroid.
A tiny, Sun-loving microbe has made a very big impact on our atmosphere.
The test flight succeeded in its goal of having the two vehicles clear the launch tower, although they exploded before reaching orbit.
The International Astronomical Union currently recognizes five dwarf planets: Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris.
The spacecraft will explore Jupiter's moons Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, all three of which may harbor subsurface oceans.
Juice is ready to launch on a mission to uncover the secrets of Jupiter's icy moons.
The findings bolster long-held suspicions that the planet, which is covered in volcanic rock, is still active today.
Jupiter's 92 confirmed moons can teach us how the giant planets formed, and what conditions were like in the early Solar System.
An exciting future for solar sailing is on the horizon.
A sample depot on Mars and a stunning green comet top this month's space highlights.
NASA's Juno spacecraft will spend 2023 flying closer and closer to Jupiter's moon Io.
LightSail 2 captured numerous images to help the mission team monitor the sail and showcase the beauty of solar sailing.
Tour the rings of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, plus asteroids, a dwarf planet, and an exoplanet.