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In its visit to Psyche, NASA hopes to glimpse the center of the Earth
NASA’s mission to the solar system's largest metallic asteroid promises to show us the iron-nickel core of a dead planet. New research, however, hints that this asteroid is much more.
This satellite has high hopes—the transformation of Finland’s space industry
About the size of a milk carton, the Foresail-1 satellite will seek new details about in Earth's radiation field.
The biggest comet ever found is cruising through our solar system’s far reaches
Though it's headed in our direction, the Bernardinelli-Bernstein comet will completely miss Earth.
Long spaceflights could be bad for our eyes
A neuro-ocular syndrome causing blurry vision in astronauts spells bad news for longterm space travelers.
Neptune is already an ice giant, but it might be having a cold snap
The ice giant's atmosphere is even chillier than we thought.
How researchers in a simulated moon habitat survived extreme isolation
Two researchers braved loneliness, harsh elements, and each other in a tiny Arctic capsule.
SpaceX’s first paying ISS passengers say they’re not ‘space tourists’
The flight is the first mission to be fully staffed by private passengers.
This app turns your phone into a space weather forecasting tool
Camaliot allows your phone to crowd source weather data that could help predict rainfall and cosmic events like solar flares.
The most distant galaxy we’ve ever discovered might have closely followed the Big Bang
Astronomers have two explanations for why it still shines so bright.
How harpoons, magnets, and ion blasts could help us clean up space junk
Who’s going to get rid of all the garbage we’ve left in space?