Dust and rock samples from a distant asteroid (via the OSIRIS-REx mission last September) are being studied by scientists at NASA.
The first rocket of the Artemis space program has launched after many delays.
NASA has bumped into an asteroid to see if they could change its direction.
We can now see more of the universe, thanks to the most powerful telescope ever created.
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NASA’s rover, Perseverance, landed on Mars on Feb. 18 and begins a two-year search for signs of ancient life.
NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth on February 6 after spending 328 days on the International Space Station (ISS). Data from her trip will help NASA understand how different people are affected by space travel.
Some astronomers say the growing number of satellites orbiting the Earth is making it harder for them to observe and learn from the universe.
The International Space Station is a spacecraft that orbits the Earth; it is part laboratory and part home for astronauts. And soon it will have a new resident.
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will make the journey to the ISS on December 3. The launch is set for 6:30 a.m. He will remain on the spacecraft for about six months.
It is his first mission as an astronaut. It is the 17th space flight for the Canadian Astronaut Corps, according to the Canadian Space Agency.
While he is on board the ISS, Saint-Jacques will conduct experiments and demonstrate technology.
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.