News From Space

The Yutu-2 rover successfully drives onto the lunar surface from China’s Chang’e-4 lander, which became the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the... Read more
  This mosaic image of asteroid Bennu is composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on Dec. 2, 2018 by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a range of... Read more
The first color image of Ultima Thule, taken at a distance of 137,000 kilometers (85,000 miles) at 4:08 Universal Time on January 1, 2019, highlights its... Read more
On ancient Mars, water carved channels and transported sediments to form fans and deltas within lake basins. Examination of spectral data acquired from orbit... Read more
Saturn’s moon Enceladus drifts before the rings and the tiny moon Pandora in this view that NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured on November 1, 2009. The... Read more
An artist’s concept of interstellar asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua) as it passed through the solar system after its discovery in October 2017.... Read more
Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman removes the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 1 (WFPC 1) during the first Hubble servicing mission (SM1), which took place in December... Read more
SherpaTT rover during Morocco field test. Credit: DFKI GmbH/Florian Cordes. Robots invaded the Sahara Desert for Europe’s largest rover field test,... Read more
Artist’s impression of the infant bow shock detected by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Rosetta detected the bow shock as the... Read more
This image from ESA’s Mars Express shows the water-ice-filled Korolev Crater, an 82 kilometer (51 mile) feature found in the northern lowlands of Mars.... Read more
These three radar images of near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220 were obtained on December 15‑17, by coordinating observations with NASA’s 70‑meter... Read more
This artist’s concept puts solar system distances — and the travels of NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft — in perspective. The scale bar is in... Read more
This photo of Ceres and one of its key landmarks, Ahuna Mons, was one of the last views Dawn transmitted before it completed its mission. This view, which... Read more