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Today's latest news:
LightSail Launch Event
LightSail 2’s launch window opens on June 22, and we are finalizing plans for our launch viewing celebrations. Once we have finished coordinating the details with the Air Force’s STP-2 mission team and the Kennedy Space Center, we will share them with all of our members and backers so that you can join us in person or remotely via the internet.
Hayabusa2 Encounters Snag Trying to Drop Second Target Marker
The spacecraft is healthy and safe, but time is running out to collect a second sample from asteroid Ryugu.
Watch India Launch a New Earth-Watching Satellite Tonight!
India is launching a new Earth-observation satellite today (May 21), and you can watch it lift off live online!
NASA Puts Mars 2020 Rover's Space Ride to the Test (Photo)
Earlier this month, engineers put the Mars 2020 rover's fully assembled spacecraft through some tests at the Space Simulator Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Aluminum Monoxide Found around Massive Protostar
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have spotted aluminum monoxide (AlO) molecules in the gas surrounding Orion Source I, the 10-solar-mass protostar about 1,500 light-years away. “Disks of gas surround young stars,” said team leader Professor Shogo Tachibana from the University of Tokyo and JAXA and colleagues. “Some of the gas condenses into [...]