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An illustration of SpaceX's planned Starlink satellite orbits around Earth.

SpaceX’s license to launch hundreds of internet satellites may have violated the law, experts say. Astronomers could sue the FCC.

SpaceX is planning a mega-constellation of thousands of internet satellites called Starlink. But the FCC didn't perform an environmental review.

Vintage NASA images reveal the agency’s earliest feats, from launching the first astronauts to building a ’70s space station

NASA's earliest space-exploration endeavors included training the first astronauts and creating a golden record to send beyond our solar system.
A snapshot of the American Natural History Museum's "Worlds Beyond Earth" immersive theater experience.

New, detailed pictures of planets, moons, and comets are neither photos nor animations — they’re made using data from 50 years of NASA mis...

On January 21, the American Museum of Natural History debuts a new planetarium show that displays the solar system with stunning accuracy.
This artist's rendition depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying its surroundings.

NASA asked kids to name its new Mars rover, and the 9 finalists include Ingenuity and Fortitude. Now it’s time to vote.

NASA received over 28,000 essays from kids who want to name the next Mars rover. The robot will search for signs of alien life and stash samples.

Elon Musk says he plans to send 1 million people to Mars by 2050 by launching 3 Starship rockets every day and creating ‘a lot of jobs’ on...

Musk said he would send 1,000 Starships full of people into Earth orbit, then rocket them all to Mars during an opportune 30-day window.
Wolf Cukier, the 17-year-old NASA intern who discovered a new planet on his third day on the job.

A 17-year-old intern at NASA discovered a new planet on his 3rd day on the job

Wolf Cukier, who had just finished his junior year in high school, discovered TOI 1338 b, the first circumbinary planet ever found at NASA.
An artist's rendering of the Proxima Centauri planetary system, with the potential new planet on the right and Proxima b on the left.

A second planet might orbit the closest star to the sun, and astronomers think it’s a super-Earth

Astronomers think the planet, called Proxima c, is a super-Earth that formed far from the icy region where scientists think such worlds are born.

A rare chemical that helped DNA form may have come to Earth on comets from newborn stars, astronomers find

Phosphorus is key in forming DNA, but the element is rare in the universe. Astronomers found molecules forming with the element around newborn stars
Places in the universe like the Egg Nebula (pictured) could be sources of stardust particles like the ones found in the Murchison meteorite.

A meteor that struck Australia brought indestructible stardust more ancient than the sun. It’s the oldest solid material ever found on Earth.

In 1969, a meteorite broke into pieces above Murchison, Australia. The fragments contain grains of stardust up to 7 billion years old.
Brightly colored clouds of gas collapse to form new stars in this Hubble Space Telescope photo of a portion of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Young stars at the edge of the Milky Way appear to have come from 2 nearby galaxies. That means a galactic collision could happen sooner than predicte...

The arrival of new stars from other galaxies heralds a collision. But it could help the Milky Way "thrive," according to a physicist.