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There are more than 500,000 pieces of dangerous space junk orbiting the Earth, not including paint flecks and other tiny bits flying around at 17,500 miles per hour that put spacecraft at risk. The Brane Craft, in the conceptual phase at Aerospace Co...

 The Cassini-Huygens mission launched from Cape Canaveral on October 15, 1997, and tomorrow, just a month shy of 20 years later, one of the most prolific purveyors of beautiful planetary science crashes into Saturn in a bittersweet “Grand...

The science fiction and technology worlds are poorer off this weekend, as author Jerry Pournelle has died at 84 after a sudden illness. He was best-known for collaborating with Larry Niven on classic novels like The Mote in God's Eye, but he�...

In space hacker Ariel Waldman's latest video, she introduces "The 5 Farthest Space Probes in 5 Minutes!" Of course my favorite space probe is the farthest from Earth, Voyager 1, that launched this week back in 1977 carrying the Golden Record!

The sun is having quite a week.  Our nearest star has shot out three powerful solar flares in the past two days, sending bursts of hot plasma into the solar system, on a possible collision course with Earth's magnetic field.  The most extre...

 It’s been 40 years to the day since the Voyager mission commenced with the launch of Voyager 1, with its twin Voyager 2 launching two weeks later. This groundbreaking and incredibly ambitious mission touched on practically every aspect of...

 World View’s most recent Stratollite mission broke some records for the high altitude aeronautics company: the balloon-based stratospheric vehicle managed to stay aloft for around 27 hours during a mission carried out last weekend, which...