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Make no mistake: we are currently living in the Golden Age of space exploration. Right now, as you read these words, we have robots on the Moon, autonomous rovers on Mars, and roughly a half dozen asteroid mining companies prospecting for precious metals in space. What will happen tomorrow? Tune in to DT’s space coverage to get all the latest news and commentary on everything from SpaceX to space junk, and keep pace with all the most important things happening in the final frontier.

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy heading to space.

How to watch SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch U.S. space plane to orbit on Sunday

SpaceX is about to launch its triple-booster Falcon Heavy rocket for the eighth time, carrying an experimental space plane to orbit for the U.S. Space Force.
The Hubble Space Telescope orbits Earth.

NASA will try bringing the Hubble telescope back online on Friday

SpaceX's Starship spacecraft separating from the first-stage Super Heavy rocket in the vehicle's second integrated test flight in November 2023.

SpaceX shares cinematic footage of last month’s Starship mission

The International Space Station.

Watch the birth of the International Space Station 25 years ago

The International Space Station.

25 amazing ISS photos to mark 25 years of the space station

A screenshot from the I.S.S. movie.

Watch the trailer for new space-based thriller I.S.S.

VSS Unity during a test flight to the edge of space.

Virgin Galactic to lose funding from its billionaire founder

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter.

NASA’s Mars helicopter still working fine after month-long break

Arianespace's animation showing the launch of its next-gen Ariane 6 rocket.

Watch first launch of Europe’s next-gen rocket in ESA animation

The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope reveals intricate details of the Herbig Haro object 797 (HH 797). Herbig-Haro objects are luminous regions surrounding newborn stars (known as protostars), and are formed when stellar winds or jets of gas spewing from these newborn stars form shockwaves colliding with nearby gas and dust at high speeds. HH 797, which dominates the lower half of this image, is located close to the young open star cluster IC 348, which is located near the eastern edge of the Perseus dark cloud complex. The bright infrared objects in the upper portion of the image are thought to host two further protostars. This image was captured with Webb’s Near-InfraRed Camera (NIRCam).

James Webb telescope captures a dramatic image of newborn star

NASA Orbiter Snaps Stunning Views of Mars Horizon

Mars Odyssey spacecraft pulls a sideways maneuver to capture the planet’s horizon

nasa skywatching tips december meteor shower shooting star

NASA’s skywatching tips for December include a meteor shower

Orbital geometry of HD110067: Tracing a link between two neighbour planets at regular time intervals along their orbits, creates a pattern unique to each couple. The six planets of the HD110067 system together create a mesmerising geometric pattern due to their resonance-chain.

Astronomers spot rare star system with six planets in geometric formation

Astronomers have discovered a star system in which six planets orbit one star in an elaborate geometrical pattern due to a phenomenon called orbital resonance.
This is an artist’s impression of a young star surrounded by a protoplanetary disk in which planets are forming.

James Webb finds that rocky planets could form in extreme radiation environment

The James Webb Space Telescope investigated a disk that could be forming rocky planets, even though nearby massive stars are pumping out significant radiation.
Hubble orbiting more than 300 miles above Earth as seen from the space shuttle.

Hubble Space Telescope is in safe mode due to a gyro problem

The Hubble Space Telescope has a problem with its hardware and is currently in safe mode, with science operations paused until the fault can be corrected.
NASA astronaut Christina Koch.

NASA astronauts sign their moon rocket

The four Artemis II astronauts recently signed a section of the launch vehicle that will blast them toward the moon in a year from now.
China's Tiangong space station shown from above.

There’s a new space station in town

China has shared the first images showing the entirety its new Tiangong space station in orbit about 230 miles above Earth.
Russia's Progress MS-23 spacecraft burning up in Earth's atmosphere.

ISS astronauts witness fiery end of Russian spaceship

Astronauts on the space station witnessed the fiery demise of a Russian spacecraft on Wednesday as it burned up in Earth’s atmosphere at high speed.
The moon and Earth as seen from the Orion spacecraft in November 2022.

NASA’s Orion spacecraft did something special exactly a year ago

A year has passed since NASA's Artemis I mission sent the new Orion spacecraft all the way to the moon, and then beyond, setting a new record in the process.
A near-infrared image of Kenya and Tanzania.

This infrared Earth image looks like a work of art

The European Space Agency has shared a remarkable infrared image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission showing lakes in Tanzania and Kenya.
Artist’s illustration of ultra-high-energy cosmic ray astronomy to clarify extremely energetic phenomena.

Super high energy particle falls to Earth; its source is a mystery

Researchers have detected one of the highest-energy particles ever falling to Earth. And no one knows where it came from.
Artist's impression of ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) approaching Earth.

Juice spacecraft gears up for first ever Earth-moon gravity boost

The Juice mission is on its way to Jupiter, and it will be carrying out the first gravity assist around both Earth and the moon.
An artists rendering of a blue and white exoplanet known as WASP-80 b, set on a star-studded black background. Alternating horizontal layers of cloudy white, grey and blue cover the planets surface. To the right of the planet, a rendering of the chemical methane is depicted with four hydrogen atoms bonded to a central carbon atom, representing methane within the exoplanet's atmosphere. An artist’s rendering of the warm exoplanet WASP-80 b whose color may appear bluish to human eyes due to the lack of high-altitude clouds and the presence of atmospheric methane identified by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, similar to the planets Uranus and Neptune in our own solar system.

How astronomers used James Webb to detect methane in the atmosphere of an exoplanet

Scientists using the James Webb Space Telescope recently announced they had made a rare detection of methane in an exoplanet atmosphere.
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter is seen here in a close-up taken by Mastcam-Z, a pair of zoomable cameras aboard the Perseverance rover. This image was taken on April 5, the 45th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.

NASA engineers testing successor to Ingenuity helicopter rotors

NASA is investigating the possibility of more helicopters for future Mars missions, and recently shared a peek at its testing of new Mars helicopter hardware.
SpaceX's Starship spacecraft just after separating from the Super Heavy booster.

SpaceX tracking camera shows Starship stage separation up close

Filming on Saturday, a SpaceX tracking camera captured the moment its Starship spacecraft achieved its first successful separation from the Super Heavy booster.
SpaceX's Starship rocket leaving the launchpad on Saturday.

SpaceX’s dramatic 360 video of Starship launch puts you on the launch tower

SpaceX has released a dramatic 360-degree video showing Saturday's launch of the Starship, the world's most powerful rocket.
The Super Heavy rocket during the Starship's launch in November 2023.

Watch SpaceX’s amazing slo-mo footage of Starship launch

SpaceX is continuing to share remarkable imagery from the second integrated test flight of its powerful Super Heavy booster and Starship spacecraft.
The International Space Station.

10 space station questions answered on its 25th anniversary

On Monday, the International Space Station marked 25 years since the first module was launched to begin building the facility in low-Earth orbit.
SpaceX's Starship rocket lifting off in November 2023.

Elon Musk reveals when mighty Starship rocket will be ready to fly again

Following Saturday's second test flight of the Starship rocket, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said that it will be ready to fly again soon.
The full view of the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope’s NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) instrument reveals a 50 light-years-wide portion of the Milky Way’s dense centre. An estimated 500,000 stars shine in this image of the Sagittarius C (Sgr C) region, along with some as-yet unidentified features. A vast region of ionised hydrogen, shown in cyan, wraps around an infrared-dark cloud, which is so dense that it blocks the light from distant stars behind it. Intriguing needle-like structures in the ionised hydrogen emission lack any uniform orientation. Researchers note the surprising extent of the ionised region, covering about 25 light-years. A cluster of protostars – stars that are still forming and gaining mass – are producing outflows that glow like a bonfire at the base of the large infrared-dark cloud, indicating that they are emerging from the cloud’s protective cocoon and will soon join the ranks of the more mature stars around them. Smaller infrared-dark clouds dot the scene, appearing like holes in the starfield. Researchers say they have only begun to dig into the wealth of unprecedented high-resolution data that Webb has provided on this region, and many features bear detailed study. This includes the rose-coloured clouds on the right side of the image, which have never been seen in such detail.

Stunning James Webb image shows the beating heart of our Milky Way

A new image from the James Webb Space Telescope shows the heart of our galaxy, in a region close to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
Part of the launchpad structure for the SpaceX's Starship rocket.

Elon Musk assesses new launchpad design for Starship

SpaceX chief Elon Musk has inspected the new launchpad following Saturday's launch of the Starship, the world's most powerful rocket.
A toilet aboard the International Space Station.

Space station astronaut marks World Toilet Day with an explainer

To mark World Toilet Day, an ISS crewmember has answered one of the most common questions that astronauts get asked: How do you use the bathroom in space?
SpaceX's Starship rocket leaving the launchpad on Saturday.

SpaceX shares stunning images of Saturday’s Starship launch

SpaceX has released some extraordinary images showing Saturday's launch of the Starship, the world's most powerful rocket.
Composite X-ray, Optical, & Infrared Image of the Galactic Center.

NASA project turns images of space into music you can play

NASA has turned an image of the center of the Milky Way galaxy into an original composition to be performed by a group of musicians.

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