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ESA’s Gaia observatory has discovered an exoplanet orbiting solar-type star Gaia EDR3 3026325426682637824.

ESA’s Gaia observatory has found its first transiting exoplanet

The European Space Agency announced March 30 that its Gaia astronomical observatory had identified its first transiting exoplanet. Launched in 2013, Gaia was tasked with...
China’s Chang'e 5 lander has begun collecting samples from lunar surface.

Chinese lunar lander begins collecting sample after touchdown

The Chinese Chang'e 5 lunar lander has begun collecting samples from the surface of the Moon after a successful touchdown. The Chang'e 5 mission was...
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Bennu asteroid sample has been successfully stowed for its journey back to Earth.

NASA Asteroid Sample Stowed for its Journey Back to Earth

A sample that was collected from the surface of the Bennu asteroid by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft was stowed successfully on October 28 in preparation...
NASA OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collects sample from asteroid 321 million kilometres from Earth.

NASA Collects Sample from Asteroid 321 Million Kilometres from Earth

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft appears to have successfully collected a sample from the surface of the Bennu asteroid located 321 million kilometres from Earth. Bennu...
The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope has been scheduled for October 21, 2021.

James Webb Telescope Launch Scheduled for October 21, 2021

NASA has announced that the launch of its James Webb Space Telescope will be delayed. The delay is the latest for a program that...
NASA are preparing to start a fire aboard the SS Robert H. Lawrence.

NASA Are Preparing to Start in Fire Inside a Spacecraft

NASA is preparing to conduct its fourth Spacecraft Fire Safety Experiment (Saffire) aboard the SS Robert H. Lawrence. In order to study how a...
NASA's Hubble telescope observes as comet ATLAS disintegrates.

Hubble Captures Cosmic Light Show as Comet ATLAS Disintegrates

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured a spectacular cosmic event. The celebrated telescope observed comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) disintegrating approximately 146 million kilometers (91...
Researchers have discovered a planet that rains iron.

Researchers Observe Super-Heated Exoplanet Where it Rains Iron

Researchers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have observed a super-heated exoplanet where they suspect it rains liquid iron. With the use of the...
NASA’s JPL has released a 1.8-billion-pixel panoramic image of Mars.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Captured a 1.8-Billion-Pixel Panorama of Mars

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab has released a 1.8-billion-pixel panoramic image of the surface of Mars. The image was captured by the agency’s Curiosity rover...
NASA has awarded the $170 million Psyche launch contract to SpaceX.

NASA Awards $170 Million Psyche Launch Contact to SpaceX

NASA has selected the SpaceX Falcon Heavy to carry the agency’s Psyche mission. The mission will explore an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars...

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Protests filed by Blue Origin and Dynetics to the Government Accountability Office protesting the awarding of a single Artemis lunar lander contract have been denied.

GAO rejects Blue Origin protest of NASA lunar lander contract award

The US Government Accountability Office has rejected claims filed by Blue Origin and Dynetics protesting the awarding of a single NASA lunar lander contract...
Thrusters aboard Russian new Multipurpose Laboratory Module fired unexpectedly just hours after the module docked with the International Space Station.

New space station module malfunctions hours after docking

Hours after docking with the International Space Station, the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module unexpectedly fired its thrusters which pushed the station out of its...
Jeff Bezos has offered over $2 billion in funding in a bid to secure a NASA lunar lander contract for the Blue Origin-led National Team.

Jeff Bezos offers NASA $2 billion to secure a lunar lander contract

In an open letter to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson penned by billionaire founder Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin offered more than $2 billion to be...
NASA has awarded SpaceX a $179-million contract to launch the agency’s Europa Clipper mission aboard a Falcon Heavy | Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

Selection of Falcon Heavy saves Europa Clipper mission almost $2 billion

NASA has selected to launch its $4 billion Europa Clipper mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy. The launch is slated for October 2024. Announced on...
In preparation for its 2025 Solar Cruiser mission, NASA is preparing to launch a solar sail technology demonstrator aboard Artemis 1.

Solar sail asteroid explorer to launch aboard Artemis 1

NASA's Artemis 1 mission to the Moon will carry a solar sailing CubeSat as part of an array of secondary payloads. Artemis 1 is the...