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The asteroid will pass close enough to Earth that, with some preparation and a decent telescope, amateur astronomers may spot it blotting out the stars.
Jupiter's magnetic field has changed since the 1970s, and now physicists think they know why it's happening.
China plans to build a scientific research station on the moon in 'about 10 years' according to a state news agency.
A space rock called Bennu is getting its close-up: NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to explore the asteroid has entered a new phase of detailed survey work.
SpaceX tested the escape system on its Crew Dragon capsule. Smoke from the failure was visible for miles.
A team of undergraduate students at Drake University in Iowa is developing a magnetic shield to defend interplanetary astronauts from the intense cosmic radiation between Earth and Mars.
Beresheet's moon crash was the first in nearly half a century. But back in the day, moon crashes happened all the time.
India's recent anti-satellite test created 60 pieces of orbital debris big enough to track, 24 of which rise higher than the International Space Station's orbit around Earth.
On a distant space rock being explored by a NASA probe, days are slowly shortening — and scientists are still trying to figure out why.