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Spacecraft sees Jupiter as never before

Check out the massive cyclones at Jupiter’s north and south poles, on display in stunning new images from the Juno spacecraft.

Stunning Mars images, from Curiosity

The Curiosity rover has sent back some beautiful new images of the foothills of Mount Sharp in Gale crater on Mars.

Astronomers discover 1st possible exoplanets in another galaxy

“We are able to study them, unveil their presence and even have an idea of their masses. This is very cool science.”

Mars life clues from methane and ‘sticks’

The Curiosity rover has made 2 new and interesting discoveries – the first about methane in Mars’ air and the other about stick-rock formations – both related the possibility of life.

Opportunity rover on Mars still going strong after 14 years

Opportunity has been exploring Mars for 14 years. It and its solar panels recently survived the winter darkness in its location and are now facing a possible planet-wide dust storm in 2018.

Are alien microbes hitching a ride on the International Space Station?

Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov found the bacteria in samples swabbed from outside surfaces of ISS. They weren’t present at launch. Where did they come from?

Wow! Juno’s 8th science flyby of Jupiter

A new and awesome batch of images has emerged from the Juno mission’s most recent flyby of Jupiter. Plus, the mission gets a new project manager.

Reliving Cassini’s final moments

“Cassini managed to survive for 91 seconds in this epic battle, before tipping over backward during the last 8 seconds and then finally losing radio contact with Earth.”

Space visionaries boost Pluto lander

At a NASA symposium this week, space scientists and engineers presented an exciting new concept for a lander that would explore Pluto by “hopping” across its surface.

A new look at ocean worlds

Here’s how the James Webb Space Telescope – successor to Hubble, due to launch in 2018 – will study Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus.