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Unlike a spiral or elliptical galaxy, the galaxy KK 246 looks like glitter spilled across a black velvet sheet.
Hubble Sees Stellar Glitter in a Cosmic Void
A new era in human spaceflight begins as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil.
NASA, SpaceX to Launch First Astronauts to Space Station from U.S. Since 2011
What can asteroids tell us about the early solar system? The James Webb Space Telescope will help unravel these mysteries.
NASA's Webb Will Study the ‘Building Blocks' of Our Solar System
This enhanced-color image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures the striking cloud bands of Jupiter’s southern latitudes.
Jupiter's Racing Stripes
The University of Hawaiʻi ‘s Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) has discovered the first known Jupiter Trojan asteroid to have sprouted a comet-like tail.
ATLAS telescope discovers first-of-its-kind asteroid
Progress continues to speed along as NASA's Perseverance rover readies for its launch this summer.
Air Deliveries Bring NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Closer to Launch
NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are slated to lift off May 27 in a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carried by a Falcon 9 rocket.
NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Arrives at Kennedy
NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission is officially prepared for its long-awaited touchdown on asteroid Bennu’s surface.
OSIRIS-REx Ready for Touchdown on Asteroid Bennu
NASA is naming its next-generation space telescope currently under development, WFIRST, in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe.
Telescope Named For ‘Mother of Hubble'
NASA received four 2020 Webby awards, highlighting the agency’s diverse digital offerings in websites, social media and apps.
NASA Wins 4 Webbys, 4 People's Voice Awards
Nearly 25 years since its launch, data from SOHO has led to the discovery of well over half of all known comets.
Why ESA and NASA's SOHO Spacecraft Spots So Many Comets
The primary structure for NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft has returned to the Applied Physics Laboratory.
APL Receives DART Spacecraft Structure; Ramps Up Testing