DART Mission Demonstrates NASA’s Planetary Defense Strategy

The DART mission successfully struck an asteroid 11 million kilometres away with a spacecraft. Find out why this achievement demonstrates how humanity could one day protect and preserve life on Earth.

Spiraling Stars Help Explain Early Universe

Spiraling stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud are the subject of a recent study in ‘The Astrophysical Journal.’ Find out how their spiral motions help explain the “baby boom” of star formation shortly after the Big Bang.

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James Lovelock: Remembering the Gaia Hypothesis Founder

James Lovelock passed away recently at the age of 103. Find out how his Gaia hypothesis led a generation to a new understanding of the world and our place in it.

James Webb Space Telescope Photos are Spectacular

The James Webb Space Telescope revealed its first four images this week. Find out what these images depict and their signifcance in understanding the universe and humanity's place within it.

Webb Telescope Optics Meet Expectations

The James Webb Space Telescope team has announced that they've completed a key stage in deploying its primary mirror. Find out why NASA now confirms that the telescope's audaicious design will deliver on its demanding science goals.

James Webb Space Telescope Unfolds Its Mirror

The James Webb Space Telescope has now unfolded its sophisticated mirror system. Find out why its program manager called this “a remarkable feat for our team, NASA, and the world.”

Ingenuity Captures Its Own Shadow on the Marian Surface

Mars Helicopter ‘Ingenuity’ Takes Flight

The Mars Helicopter Ingenuity made the first powered, controlled flight on another planet today. Discover the challenges the flight overcame and the next steps for the mission. (4:00 min read)