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Astronomers aimed Hubble at a "celebrity star," one of the brightest stars seen in our galaxy, surrounded by a glowing halo of gas and dust.
Hubble Captures Giant Star on the Edge of Destruction
The Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying Crew-2 lifted off early Friday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA, SpaceX Officials Thrilled With Crew-2 Launch Success
The small rotorcraft’s horizons were expanded on its second flight.
NASA's Ingenuity Logs Second Successful Flight
Members of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office will participate in a “tabletop exercise” to simulate an asteroid impact scenario.
NASA to Participate in Tabletop Exercise Simulating Asteroid Impact
A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the MOXIE accomplished the task.
NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet
The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy expected to collide with the Milky Way in the distant future.
Astronomers Release New All-Sky Map of Milky Way's Outer Reaches
Above us, multiple Earth-observing instruments are mounted on the exterior of several of the International Space Station’s modules.
How Scientists Are Using the Space Station to Study Earth's Climate
Without searching for these asteroid companions before launch, Lucy runs the risk of encountering an unexpected binary pair.
Hide and Seek – How NASA's Lucy Mission Team Discovered Eurybates' Satellite
NASA scientists predict Africa’s annual dust plumes will shrink to a 20,000-year minimum over the next century.
Earth Day Connections: NASA Study Predicts Less Saharan Dust in Future Winds
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has become the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight
Ingenuity took this shot while hovering over the Martian surface during the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.
Ingenuity's First Black-and-White Image From the Air
Matter in the hearts of neutron stars – dense remnants of exploded massive stars – takes the most extreme form we can measure.
NASA's NICER Probes the Squeezability of Neutron Stars