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an astronaut on a spacewalk with equipment

View This Toolbag in Orbit With Just a Pair of Binoculars

A massive envelope of trash orbits Planet Earth, but...
An artist's rendering of a tractor beam used to remove space junk.

Revolutionizing Space Cleanup: Tractor Beams of the Future Tackle Junk in Orbit

Here’s another advance in technology that brings us one...
a planetary impact

Earth’s Mantle Contains Alien Matter, Study Finds

When a giant body plunged into the primordial Earth...
The European Space Agency (ESA)'s Solar Orbiter against a background of the sunball

Two Tiny Satellites, One Explosive Star

Humanity couldn’t have picked a better time to pull...
nebula hand

More Ghostly Halloween Images from NASA

Outer space is the gift that keeps on giving,...
The exposures from 1952. The first image shows the three stars and in the second they have seemingly vanished.

The Mystery of the Vanishing Stars

In July 1952, a curious incident happened at California's...

Exploration Mysteries: Boötes Void

While researching the Boötes Void, I came across the...
pareidolia

Spooky Face on Jupiter Emerges in Time for Halloween

A grotesque face peered up at the Juno Mission...
Mars rocks

What is the Most Expensive Material in the World?

No, it's not a moon rock. BY CHRIS IMPEY After a...
An artists impression of a large collision on the early Earth

Scientists Solve Mystery of Precious Metals in Earth’s Mantle

Platinum and gold are common, if expensive, in watches,...
The red planet

What Caused the Biggest Quake Ever on Mars?

On May 4, 2022, NASA’s InSight lander detected a...
The latest image of Jupiter's moon, Io.

An Incredible New Photo of Jupiter’s Moon Io

On Oct. 16, NASA's Juno spacecraft cruised past Io...
the sun in detail

These Wicked, Cyclical Solar Storms Would Wreck Modern Earth

A giant blast of solar radiation that would bring...
BlueWalker 3 from space

This Satellite Is Brighter Than Most Stars

A recently launched satellite is shining more brightly than...
The Orion Nebula

James Webb Telescope Finds Giant Free-Range Planets in Orion

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has pierced the...
Brian May

Queen Guitarist Brian May Rocks NASA (Literally)

Bringing an all-new meaning to the phrase, "we will...
a black and white photo of a moon crater

What the Dark Side of the Moon Looks Like

If you’re attached to the inscrutability of the dark...
nasa astronaut frank rubio

Record-Breaking Astronaut to Broadcast Live From Space

There’s an astronomical opportunity in store for space lovers...
exoplanet life

James Webb Telescope Spots Potential Life on Alien World

In an astronomical breakthrough, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope...
A team of technicians at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory lower MOXIE into the chassis of the mars rover.

NASA Makes Oxygen on Mars

NASA has generated oxygen on Mars for the first...
electron microscope image of a three-noded object

Strange Ocean ‘Beads’ Suggest Interstellar Origin

Nestled deep underwater off the coast of Papua New...
a shot of a spiral galaxy

James Webb Telescope Delivers Again With Astonishing Whirlpool Galaxy Pic

If you're a fan of interstellar photography, and really...

Why Did Neptune’s Clouds Disappear?

The clouds on Neptune disappeared in 2020 and astronomers...
A beautiful green and red aurora dancing over the Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Iceland.

A History of Solar Superstorms

Space weather report: hot with a chance of solar...

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