The first rocket of the Artemis space program has launched after many delays.
NASA bumps into an asteroid–on purpose
NASA has bumped into an asteroid to see if they could change its direction.
James Webb Space Telescope gives us a better look at the universe
We can now see more of the universe, thanks to the most powerful telescope ever created.
News Quiz: What Do You Remember About 2021?
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Perseverance Rover Starts Two-Year Mission on Mars
NASA’s rover, Perseverance, landed on Mars on Feb. 18 and begins a two-year search for signs of ancient life.
Stunning New Colour-Enhanced Pictures of Jupiter
NASA recently released new pictures of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. The photos were taken by the Juno spacecraft. Many of the black-and-white images, sent back to Earth by Juno, have been colourized by people to better show the clouds swirling around the planet. The Juno spacecraft was launched in 2011. Its mission was “to examine Jupiter’s chemistry, atmosphere, interior structure and magnetosophere,” according to a NASA website. Juno arrived at Jupiter in 2016, looking for “clues to its origin and evolution.” Since that time, it has been orbiting (flying around) Jupiter, taking pictures and sending them digitally back to Earth.
Cassini Spacecraft Begins Last Stage Of 20-Year Mission
In October 1997, a spacecraft called the Cassini orbiter was launched on a mission to explore Saturn and its moons.
Now, after nearly 20 years in space, Cassini’s mission is coming to an end. Cassini is running out of fuel. Scientists expect it to burn up in Saturn’s atmosphere in September.
But before that happens, the spacecraft will make a series of dives between Saturn and its rings, sending photographs and other information back to Earth.
Space Probe Will Fetch Asteroid Sample
A NASA mission to bring samples from an asteroid’s surface back to Earth could help scientists better understand how our solar system began. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sept. 8. The unmanned probe is on a […]
Time For A Change As NASA Upgrades Its Launch Clock
There are some pretty famous clocks in the world: London’s Big Ben, and the clock on the Peace Tower in Ottawa, to name just two.
But the most watched clock in the world may be NASA’s launch clock.
Volunteers Preparing For Life On Mars
Six people are about to find out what it would be like to live on Mars – without ever leaving the Earth.
Three men and three women will spend eight months