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Meet Lucy: NASA’s new asteroid-hopping spacecraft
The stars are aligning to let Lucy visit a record-shattering eight asteroids.
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is whirling faster than ever
Hubble has been observing the Jovian storm for more than a decade.
With Landsat 9, NASA can now photograph the entire Earth every 8 days
Along with its already orbiting companion, Landsat 8, the just-launched satellite will monitor how climate change continues to alter the Earth's surface.
What does space smell like?
Spoiler: a lot of other planets smell like farts.
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 shows spaceflight is changing fast—and science must keep up
The all-civilian crew is pioneering a new type of citizen science in space.
Mars may be too small to have ever been habitable
New research shows that size matters when cultivating a world that can hold onto water and sustain life.
The Brilliant 10: The most innovative up-and-coming minds in science
These US-based engineers, psychologists, chemists, and more are taking on society's biggest challenges across the world.
Inside NASA’s mission to blast a giant, gold-coated telescope into deep space
The new telescope will be lighter, but far more powerful than Hubble, which launched almost 30 years ago.
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 safely returns to Earth after a historic 3-day orbit
The historic mission marks the first private, commercial space flight with an amateur crew.
First Martian rock samples from Perseverance edge closer to settling water question
Returned Martian rock cores will aid the search for habitable environments and could finally nail down the ages of Martian features.