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Three of Hubble’s four active instruments are now collecting science data once again.
NASA Takes Another Step Toward Fully Restoring Hubble Operations
Gas and dust glow in this Hubble image of a Herbig-Haro object in nebula NGC 1977 – part of a complex called The Running Man.
Hubble Witnesses Shock Wave of Colliding Gases in Running Man Nebula
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) launched at 1:21 a.m. ET on Nov. 24, 2021, from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
NASA, SpaceX Launch DART: First Test Mission to Defend Planet Earth
The heat shield skin for the Artemis IV mission, the third crewed mission to the Moon, is now at Moffett Federal Airfield.
NASA's Super Guppy Arrives in California with Future Artemis Heat Shield
An artistic interpretation of Curiosity’s view high up on a Martian mountain was created by mission team members.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Sends a Picture Postcard From Mars
An exhausted star still has some punches to deliver. Astronomers have found a white dwarf that is pummeling a companion object.
Roasted and Shredded by a Stellar Sidekick
Scientists recently added a whopping 301 newly validated exoplanets to the total exoplanet tally.
New Deep Learning Method Adds 301 Planets to Kepler's Total Count
The camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft imaged Saturn on Oct. 13, 2021.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Images Saturn
The launch readiness date for the James Webb Space Telescope is moving to no earlier than Dec. 22, 2021.
NASA Provides Update on Webb Telescope Launch
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has completed this year's grand tour of the outer solar system.
Hubble's Grand Tour of the Outer Solar System
Recently downlinked imagery of a September flight has allowed the rover imaging team to put together a video of the helicopter.
NASA's Perseverance Captures Challenging Flight by Mars Helicopter
This Hubble infrared image captures a protostar in the reflection nebula IC 2631, part of the Chamaeleon star-forming region.
Hubble Spies Newly Forming Star Incubating in IC 2631