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Hayabusa2’s Mission isn’t Over. It has a New Asteroid Target to Visit: 1998 KY26

In an expected move, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced a mission extension for their Hayabusa2 spacecraft. Hayabusa2…

1 year ago

Meet Asteroid 2017 BQ6 — A Giant, Spinning Brick

New asteroid 2017 BQ6 was all elbows when it flew by Earth just a few days ago. Images reveal it…

5 years ago

Ride Along with New Horizons on its Pluto Flyby

On July 14, 2015, after nine and a half years journeying across the Solar System, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made its historic…

6 years ago

Pluto’s Time to Shine Just Hours Away – A Guide and Timetable

Countdown to discovery! Not since Voyager 2's flyby of Neptune in 1989 have we flung a probe into the frozen…

6 years ago

Cassini to Perform Its Final Flyby of Hyperion

On Sunday, May 31, the Cassini spacecraft will perform its last close pass of Hyperion, Saturn's curiously spongelike moon. At approximately 9:36…

6 years ago

Rosetta to Snuggle Up to Comet 67P for Closest Encounter Yet

Who doesn't like to snuggle up with their Valentine on Valentine's Day? Rosetta will practically whisper sweet nothings into 67P's…

7 years ago

Big Asteroid 2004 BL86 Buzzes Earth on January 26: How to See it in Your Telescope

A lot of asteroids pass near Earth every year. Many are the size of a house, make close flybys and…

7 years ago

A Compendium of Universe Today Comet Siding Spring Articles: January 2013 – October 2014

We present here a compendium of Universe Today articles on comet Siding Spring. Altogether 18 Universe Today stories and counting…

7 years ago

Amateur Images Show Juno’s ‘Slingshot’ Around Earth Was a Success

With the government shutdown, news out of NASA is sometimes sparse. But thankfully amateur astronomers can fill in some of…

8 years ago

Could Juno’s Path Near Earth Uncover A Flyby Mystery?

Every so often, engineers send a spacecraft in Earth's general direction to pick up a speed boost before heading elsewhere.…

8 years ago