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A view of the possible mini-moon amid background stars. The image combines three images each obtained using different filters to produce this color composite.

Astronomers photographed a possible ‘mini-moon’ orbiting Earth — though it might just be space debris

Astronomers recently photographed a small object that's in a chaotic orbit around Earth. They're trying to figure out what it is.

2 Russian spacecraft are trailing a US spy satellite and could create a ‘dangerous situation in space’

A US satellite used to capture images of Earth is being followed by a pair of Russian satellites, the commander of the Space Force said.

Iran tried and failed for the fourth time in a row to put a satellite into orbit

Iran, despite US opposition, has tried four times since January 2019 to put a satellite into orbit, but each attempt has been a failure.
An artist's impression of CHEOPS, the ESA's Characterizing Exoplanet Satellite, in orbit above Earth.

A brand-new space telescope just launched into orbit. It will take an unprecedented look at alien planets circling distant stars.

The CHEOPS space telescope will attempt to study the atmospheres and composition of exoplanets. It launched Wednesday morning. following a delay.

Samsung’s crash-landing space selfie balloon topped its terrible 2019

A Samsung-branded satellite had a crash-landing in a Michigan couple's garden after it was meant to take 'space selfies.'

Samsung’s ‘Space Selfie’ satellite made a crash landing on a Michigan couple’s property

Nancy Welke of Merrill, Michigan was baffled when she found a mysterious four-legged object on her property that was still flashing and humming.
A simulation of space debris created by India's "Mission Shakti" anti-satellite missile test on March 27, 2019.

‘A terrible, terrible thing’: NASA said India’s satellite destruction created so much space junk it now threatens the safety of the ...

NASA's administrator, Jim Bridenstine, says India's satellite shattered into pieces of debris that pose an "unacceptable" threat to ISS astronauts.
Vortexa founder Fabio Kuhn (right), uses satellite tracking in aim to disrupt the 'opaque' energy trading world.

A London tech start-up just got VC funding in aim to disrupt the archaic commodity trading world

Vortexa uses satellites, ship-tracking technology, and AI to predict and map the movements of tankers in the $7 trillion a year energy trading market.

Oil and gas operations release a powerful pollutant that threatens humanity — and a new satellite will have unprecedented abilities to track it

A methane-tracking satellite is one of seven projects funded by the $400 million Audacious Project, a new initiative from TED.
An illustration of China's first space station, Tiangong-1, orbiting Earth.

A Chinese space station is about to crash to Earth — here’s what it was doing

A Chinese space station called Tiangong-1 is about to crash. It was used to practice space docking and served as a prototype for a future Chinese space station.