Gravitational Wave Observatory Gets $30M Upgrade

The observatory is capable of detecting tiny vibrations in the fabric of space-time, and a new upgrade will expand its range sevenfold.

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Watch a Space Junk Harpoon Test Its Spear

The RemoveDEBRIS is proving to be a viable option for space debris.

New NASA Mission Will Create All-Sky Maps

SPHEREx is will look at some of the universe's oldest questions.

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11 of Opportunity's Most Impressive Triumphs
The unstoppable rover offered an unparalleled study of the Red Plane…
NASA Says Goodnight to Opportunity
Opportunity colored our modern understanding of the red planet. Now,…
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That Asteroid Ultima Thule Is Shaped Like a Pancake. But Why?

New Horizons' latest target is the weirdest shaped asteroid we've ever seen.

Mars One Is Now Officially Dead. But It Always Was.

The much-heralded trip to colonize the Red Planet was never serious enough to succeed.

Hubble Observes Ice Giant Vortexes and Polar Storms on Neptune and Uranus

On Neptune, a dark storm 6,800 miles wide is currently swirling around in the planet’s northern hemisphere.

Here Is the Last Picture the Kepler Planet-Hunting Telescope Ever Took

A salute to the space mission so good it made the discovery of far-out planets ... boring.

Europe's Next Mars Rover Is Named After a Pioneer of DNA Research

ESA's Rosalind Franklin rover will be launched next year and search the Red Planet for signs of life.

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One Year On, the Falcon Heavy's Successful Launch Is Still Incredible

There's just nothing quite like that booster-landing ballet.

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The Saturn V, Wernher von Braun, and the Nazi Roots of America's Moon Rocket
More than 40 years in the making, the Saturn V rocket was born out of the bloodiest war in history but grew up to become humanity's cro…
Astronomers Discover the Milky Way Is More Twisted and Warped Than We Thought

A new survey of more than a thousand stars reveals the true shape of our galaxy.

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Mysterious Iron Exoplanet Could Reveal the Secrets of Our Own Solar System

Ancient collisions thousands of light-years away could teach us about the formation of our own solar system.

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25 Mesmerizing Images of Earth's Solar System

These incredible photos of planets, moons, and the sun will make you feel very small.

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Here's a Fiery Glowing Test of the New SpaceX Raptor Engine

The newly redesigned engine sure looks pretty.

Black Market Fisherman Have a New Problem: Tiny Satellites Are Watching Them

SpaceX's December launch kickstarted a new era of global surveillance.

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