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The first images from ESA/NASA’s Solar Orbiter are now available to the public, including the closest pictures taken of the Sun.
Solar Orbiter Returns First Data, Snaps Closest Pictures of Sun
Researchers have identified a group of black holes that had previously been mistaken for a different kind of black hole.
Cases of Black Hole Mistaken Identity
Two NASA astronauts finished preparations for Thursday’s spacewalk to complete battery swaps on the space station.
Crew Completes Spacewalk Preps and Studies Human Biology
Five years ago, for the first time ever, we saw the surface Pluto in spectacular, colored detail.
Five Years after New Horizons' Flyby, Here Are 10 Cool Things We Learned About Pluto
For those hoping to catch a glimpse of comet NEOWISE, there are several observing opportunities in the coming days.
How to See Comet NEOWISE
NASA's next giant leap may be aided by tiny lunar robots that would help scout the lunar surface.
NASA Announces Mini Payload Challenge Winners
The first helicopter attempting to fly on another planet is a marvel of engineering. Get up to speed with these key facts about its plans.
6 Things to Know About NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter
Two NASA astronauts are preparing for the final spacewalks to upgrade power systems on the space station.
Spacewalk Preps, Satellite Deployment During Bone and Heart Research
Testing teams seized the unique opportunity to perform a critical software and electrical analysis on the entire observatory.
James Webb Space Telescope Completes Comprehensive Systems Test
With the help of citizen scientists, astronomers have discovered two highly unusual brown dwarfs.
Two Bizarre Brown Dwarfs Found With Citizen Scientists' Help
The Hubble image shows NGC 7513, a barred spiral galaxy. Located approximately 60 million light-years away.
Hubble Sees Sculpted Galaxy
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe was at the right place at the right time to capture a unique view of comet NEOWISE.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe Spies Comet NEOWISE