Astronomy in the News


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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

Swimming on Jupiter
12/14/2018 11:47:05 AM

On October 29, the Juno spacecraft once again dove near On October 29, the Juno spacecraft once again dove near


3D Bennu
12/14/2018 11:47:05 AM

Put on your red/blue glasses and float next to asteroid Put on your red/blue glasses and float next to asteroid


M43: Orion Falls
12/14/2018 11:47:05 AM

Is there a waterfall in Orion? Is there a waterfall in Orion?


Arp 188 and the Tadpole's Tail
12/14/2018 11:47:05 AM

Why does this galaxy have such a Why does this galaxy have such a


Sound and Light Captured by Mars InSight
12/14/2018 11:47:05 AM

Your arm on Mars has unusual powers. Your arm on Mars has unusual powers.


The New York Times

It’s a Briefcase! It’s a Pizza Box! No, It’s a Mini Satellite
12/14/2018 11:47:06 AM
Orbiting instruments are now so small they can be launched by the dozens, and even high school students can build them.

During Seven-Hour Spacewalk, Russian Astronauts Gather Clues to Orbital Mystery
12/14/2018 11:47:06 AM
Wielding sharp tools, the two men in spacesuits examined a tiny hole that has roiled space relations between the United States and Russia.

Voyager 2 Has Entered the Space Between Solar Systems
12/14/2018 11:47:06 AM
It is the second spacecraft to make the crossing into interstellar space, providing a new look at what lies beyond our local galactic neighborhood.

China’s Chang’e-4 Launches on Mission to the Moon’s Far Side
12/14/2018 11:47:06 AM
If the mission is successful, the spacecraft would be the first in human history to land on the moon’s far side.

Hear the Sounds of Wind on Mars, Recorded by NASA’s InSight Lander
12/14/2018 11:47:06 AM
An instrument aboard the spacecraft for measuring the shaking of marsquakes picked up vibrations in the air.