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How NASA's OSIRIS-APEX asteroid probe survived its 1st close encounter with the sun

30 May, 2024 - 22:00
OSIRIS-APEX emerged unscathed from its first of six close brushes with the sun, thanks to some clever engineering.

James Webb Space Telescope spots the 2 earliest galaxies ever seen (image)

30 May, 2024 - 21:00
James Webb Space Telescope has spotted the two earliest and most distant galaxies ever seen. One, JADES-GS-z14-0, is a massive and bright galaxy that existed just 300 million years after the Big Bang.

Boeing's Starliner rolls out to pad for June 1 astronaut launch (photos)

30 May, 2024 - 20:00
Boeing's Starliner capsule rolled out to the pad today (May 30) ahead of its first-ever astronaut launch, which is scheduled for June 1.

Japan loses contact with Akatsuki, humanity's only active Venus probe

30 May, 2024 - 19:00
The Japanese space agency has lost contact with its intrepid Venus orbiter, Akatsuki.

Solar Orbiter traces solar wind back to its mysterious source for 1st time

30 May, 2024 - 18:03
The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter has, for the first time, traced solar wind in space to a specific location on our sun's surface.

Space debris from SpaceX Dragon capsule crashed in the North Carolina mountains. I had to go see it (video)

30 May, 2024 - 17:42
A large piece of debris was found on a mountainside in North Carolina last week, suspected to be left over from the reentry of SpaceX's Crew-7 mission to the International Space Station.

See the moon and Saturn meet in the night sky early on May 31

30 May, 2024 - 16:00
Saturn will appear just above the third quarter moon in the sky in the early hours of Friday (May 31).

Astronaut's diary found among fallen Columbia space shuttle debris added to National Library of Israel

30 May, 2024 - 15:00
The journal pages of Israel's first astronaut have been added to the country's national library, more than 20 years after they were found among the debris from the tragedy that claimed his life.

James Webb Space Telescope finds a dusty skeleton in this starburst galaxy's closet

30 May, 2024 - 14:00
The James Webb Space Telescope caught the Magellanic-like galaxy NGC 4449 is undergoing an intense bout of star formation.

If the Big Bang created miniature black holes, where are they?

30 May, 2024 - 02:00
Primordial black holes born from density fluctuations dating back to the Big Bang have been frustratingly elusive, but a new quantum clue has been discovered.

Starliner capsule's 1st astronaut mission cleared for June 1 liftoff

30 May, 2024 - 00:30
The first-ever astronaut launch of Boeing's Starliner capsule, known as Crew Flight Test, is "go" for its planned June 1 launch, NASA announced today (May 29).

SpaceX fuels Starship megarocket again to prep for test flight (photos)

30 May, 2024 - 00:00
SpaceX fueled up its Starship rocket again on Tuesday (May 28), continuing preparations for the giant vehicle's upcoming test flight.

Watch Russian cargo ship launch toward the ISS early on May 30

29 May, 2024 - 23:00
Russia will launch the robotic Progress 88 freighter toward the International Space Station early Thursday morning (May 30), and you can watch the action live.

Watch Chinese company launch 4 satellites to orbit from ship at sea (video)

29 May, 2024 - 22:00
The Chinese company Galactic Energy sent four satellites into orbit on Wednesday (May 29) with the second sea launch of the Ceres-1 solid rocket.

'Star Trek #500' cover showcases a commanding collection of cosmic captains

29 May, 2024 - 20:00
A preview of IDW Publishing's "Star Trek #500" special issue that pays homage to the series' many unforgettable starship captains arriving this year on Star Trek Day.

Watch 1st 'Star Wars: Hunters' gameplay trailer ahead of June 4 launch (video)

29 May, 2024 - 20:00
We’ll soon be playing 'Star Wars: Hunters' on Nintendo Switch and mobile phones, and the latest gameplay trailer has a fun look at game modes and more.

Massive sunspot responsible for May's epic auroras unleashes major X-class solar flare (video)

29 May, 2024 - 19:30
Sunspot region AR3697 has returned — unleashing yet another X-class solar flare. Watch it erupt from the sun's eastern limb here.

Boeing Starliner astronauts arrive at launch site for 1st flight test on June 1 (photos)

29 May, 2024 - 19:00
NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams are back near their launch site in Florida ahead of their Crew Flight Test launch on June 1. A key flight readiness review today will confirm if Boeing Starliner is ready to go, after a helium leak.

Real-life 'Star Trek' planet was actually just an illusion caused by a 'jittery' star

29 May, 2024 - 18:20
Just like the fictional planet of Vulcan was wiped out in Star Trek, new research has destroyed the real-life version of Spock's homeworld, albeit in a less violent fashion.

Robotic Russian cargo ship leaves the ISS, burns up in Earth's atmosphere (photo)

29 May, 2024 - 00:00
Russia's uncrewed Progress 86 cargo craft departed the International Space Station early Tuesday morning (May 28), ending a six-month orbital stay.