Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, the car-sized spacecraft launched from Florida to begin its journey
Things are heating up at NASA as Solar Probe Plus prepares to take a plunge into the Sun
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The haul includes a particular standout: a likely planet that orbits the star HD 73344, which would be the brightest planet host ever discovered by the mission
How hospitable is Mercury to life?
Wherever you are in the world, don’t miss the blast off of NASA’s InSight by tuning into our livestream
In just a few years, one of the space agency’s next big missions will be flying to the Red Planet
The team behind the Pluto mission is looking for your ideas on what to informally name its next flyby destination, a billion miles past the dwarf planet
The spacecraft has been switched off as planned on the evening of 18 July, ending its successful mission which surpassed all expectations
The newsreader spoke with the Daedalus crew, days before they became the first men and women to head for the Red Planet
The spacecraft will join lander Philae on the surface of Comet 67P, bringing its 13 year mission to a close
The thrilling mission will culminate with a descent on 30 September towards a region of active pits on 67P’s ‘head’
The first-ever images of the gas giant’s north pole can now be seen
Detailed analysis of data collected by the ESA mission show that they are the ancient leftovers of early Solar System formation
The private space company will launch two communications satellites at approximately 10:29am ET on board a Falcon 9 rocket
The exoplanets are nestled close to their star, orbiting in a unique resonance that has been locked in for billions of years
NASA’s newest space weather research satellite, the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, is on course for a summer 2017 liftoff
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With the success of New Horizons, will the dwarf planet be a target for more spacecraft in the future?
NASA’s spacecraft has begun returning its best-ever views of the northern extremes of Saturn’s icy, ocean-bearing moon