How to watch NASA’s update on James Webb’s arrival at L2
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How to watch NASA’s update on James Webb’s arrival at L2

The James Webb Space Telescope, the next-generation space telescope from NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency, was launched late last year and will soon arrive at its final destination, the L2 Lagrange Point orbiting the sun. As it makes its final burn to enter orbit, NASA will broadcast a Science Live Read more

Hubble captures a beautiful galaxy with a nautical theme
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Hubble captures a beautiful galaxy with a nautical theme

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured another stunning image of deep space — this one showing the distant galaxy NGC 3381. Located 115 million light-years away, this elegant shape is a classic spiral galaxy, located in the constellation of Vela. The constellation of Vela has an interesting and nautical-related history, as the Hubble scientists describe Read more

Mars Perseverance rover shakes loose troublesome pebbles
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Mars Perseverance rover shakes loose troublesome pebbles

NASA’s Perseverance rover made history last year when it collected a sample of Mars rock for the first time. But after several successful attempts to collect further samples, the rover ran into a problem late in December when pebbles became lodged inside the machinery for collecting samples. Now, NASA has shared an update on progress Read more

NASA’s gamma-ray burst hunting Swift Observatory in safe mode
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NASA’s gamma-ray burst hunting Swift Observatory in safe mode

An issue with NASA’s Swift Observatory has forced it to suspend science operations and enter safe mode while the team investigates. The space-based telescope is not one of NASA’s best-known missions, but it has played a key role in investigating an astronomical phenomenon called gamma-ray bursts. The telescope, originally named the Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Explorer Read more

Martian dust storm delays next flight of Ingenuity helicopter
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Martian dust storm delays next flight of Ingenuity helicopter

Earth isn’t the only place where bad weather affects space flights. The weather on Mars can also be tricky, and recently it has caused some problems for the planned flight of the Ingenuity helicopter. Ingenuity had been scheduled to take its nineteenth flight earlier this month, but a regional dust storm forced the team to Read more

Cargo Dragon departure from ISS delayed until today due to weather
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Cargo Dragon departure from ISS delayed until today due to weather

The departure of an uncrewed SpaceX Cargo Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station (ISS), which had been planned for this week, had to be delayed until this weekend. But the departure is set to go ahead today, and you can catch coverage of the event on NASA TV. The departure had been planned for Read more

How to watch SpaceX Cargo Dragon depart from ISS this week
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How to watch SpaceX Cargo Dragon depart from ISS this week

This week, a SpaceX Cargo Dragon craft will depart from the International Space Station (ISS) carrying supplies and scientific experiments back to Earth. The uncrewed craft is scheduled to begin its journey on Friday, and its departure from the ISS will be livestreamed by NASA. We’ve got all the details on how you can watch Read more

See the dramatic and beautiful flame nebula in Orion
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See the dramatic and beautiful flame nebula in Orion

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a spectacular pair of images showing the dramatic Flame Nebula as seen by a radio telescope. This nebula is located in the constellation of Orion, and it has a beautiful flame-like structure when seen in the radio wavelength. The image was taken with ESO’s Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) Read more

Citizen scientists help discover a Jupiter-like planet 379 light-years away
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Citizen scientists help discover a Jupiter-like planet 379 light-years away

Much of the work done in astronomy requires large groups of people co-operating and working together to make new discoveries. While most of that work is done by professional astronomers, there are some occasions where members of the public help as well. Recently, citizen scientists have helped comb through data from a NASA telescope to Read more

How to watch the Russian spacewalk outside the ISS this week
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How to watch the Russian spacewalk outside the ISS this week

This week, two Russian cosmonauts will be taking a spacewalk outside the International Space Station to prepare a Russian space station module for future missions. NASA will be livestreaming the entire spacewalk, and we have the details below on how you can watch along live at home. What to expect from the spacewalk Pictured from Read more