Space
DART to strike asteroid Monday in Earth-defense test
The DART mission to impact and move an asteroid on Monday is a test of our ability to defend ourselves from an asteroid careening toward Earth. Watch here.
Space
Artemis 1 delayed as Tropical Storm Ian intensifies
Tropical Storm Ian forced another delay for NASA's Artemis mission. The team is waiting and watching the storm before they decide if they'll roll back.
Sun

Sun activity: Giant erupting prominence

September 25, 2022. Sun activity was low with only C flares. Two coronal holes appeared on the sun and a giant prominence erupted on the southeast limb (edge).
Space

Maarten Schmidt, father of quasars, dies at 92

Maarten Schmidt died on September 17, 2022, at age 92. He unraveled the mystery of quasars and changed the way scientists view the universe.
Space

Water worlds common on red dwarfs? Maybe.

Scientists at the University of Chicago say that water worlds are likely common around red dwarf stars. Most of that water is probably underground, however.
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Space

Launches: Harmony is ESA’s 10th Earth Explorer mission

In Launches: The latest ESA FutureEO mission, Harmony, is the 10th mission in the Earth Explorer program. Learn more about it here.
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Space

Launches: Crew-5 team arrival delayed by storm

In Launches: NASA and SpaceX picked a date of "no earlier" than Monday, October 3, 2022, for the start of the Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station.
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Space

Launches: Last West Coast Delta IV launch September 24

In Launches: The last Delta IV heavy-lift vehicle launch in California will carry the NROL-91 mission on September 24, 2022, from Vandenberg Space Force Base.
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Space

Launches: SpaceX Starlink launches for September

SpaceX's next Starlink launch, Starlink Group 4-35, will take flight at 23:32 UTC on September 24, 2022, from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Astronomy Essentials

Comet C/2017 K2 moves into southern skies

Comet C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) is now a target for southern skies as it slowly brightens toward perihelion, its closest point to the sun.