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Rare, Tiny Meteorite Lights Up Europe, Promises Keys to Earth’s Origin

An extraordinary meteorite exploded in the sky over Germany...
The Moon with Earth rising on the horizon.

Our Moon is Shrinking, Putting Future Missions at Risk

It's tempting to think of the Moon as unchanging,...
The shadow showing Ingenuity's rotor damage.

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Makes its Final Flight

After 72 flights over three years, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter...
Barringer Crater.

The World’s Most Impressive Craters

During our planet's long history, objects from deep space...
green lichen with black protruding strands

Lichen Survives on Outside of International Space Station

To ask if you could live outside the International...
The location of the Medusae Fossae Formation (MFF)

Four Kilometers of Ice Under The Equator on Mars

Astronomers have found a huge deposit of water ice...
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James Webb Telescope Nears Proof of Alien Life

Is it a no-doubter that alien life exists? It...
clouds on jupiter

These Are Real? Jupiter’s Clouds Defy Imagination

It looks like devious ingenuity and camera tricks. There’s...
NASA ARTEMIS ASTRONAUTS

NASA Delays Artemis; First Woman Won’t Touch Moon Until 2026

The ambitious Artemis project to carry the first woman...
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Forget Everything You Knew: Neptune’s Not Blue

Earth may be the “blue planet” — but for...
astronauts eating

The Perfect Space Meal: Seeds, Nuts, Salad

As manned space missions get longer and more extreme,...
The 2023 Australian total solar eclipse.

Rare Total Solar Eclipse Due in 2024

On April 8, there will be a total solar...
Parker Solar Probe.

NASA Probe Will Touch the Sun in 2024

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is getting ready for a...
star cluster that looks like green Christmas tree

NASA Spots ‘Christmas Tree’ Cluster in Space

NASA telescopes have spotted a particularly festive cluster of...
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Probe Finds Strange Organic Material on Hazardous Asteroid

Bennu is a rubble-pile asteroid that hurtles closely past...
James Webb Telescope

The Very Best of the James Webb Telescope (2023 Edition)

This year, the James Webb Telescope produced both stunning...
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Watch NASA’s Orion Capsule Slam Into the Atmosphere at the Speed of Sound

NASA’s Artemis mission will put humanity back on the...
A blurry red blob: Galaxy AzTECC71 from the James Webb Space Telescope

Ghost Galaxy Reappears

New images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)...
planets crashing

Exploration Mysteries: Theia Impact

Almost since the beginning of the solar system, Earth...
an astronaut harvesting tomatoes

Discovery of Space Tomato Relieves Record-Breaking Astronaut From Fracas

The discovery of an extraterrestrially harvested tomato has finally...
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‘Goddess’ Particles Hit Earth

One of the strongest known cosmic rays in history...
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James Webb Telescope Finds Two of the Oldest Galaxies Ever

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) keeps on delivering....
Artist's impression of the ExoMars Trace Gas orbiter spotting daylight green oxygen at Mars.

Explained: Why Does Mars Sometimes Have A Green Sky?

When astronauts first step onto the Red Planet, they...
Artist's depiction of the final version of the satellite.

World’s First Wooden Satellite Will Not Add to Space Debris

NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are...

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