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February 3, 2023, 10:01 PM

Jupiter's moon count jumps to 92, most in solar system

Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, putting the total count at a record-breaking 92
February 3, 2023, 10:01 PM
February 2, 2023, 12:55 AM

Rare, green comet to pass by Earth Wednesday

The night sky will look a tiny bit greener this week as a rare comet travels close to Earth.
February 2, 2023, 12:55 AM
Rare, green comet to pass by Earth Wednesday
February 1, 2023, 4:11 PM

Rare, green comet to pass by Earth Wednesday

The night sky will look a tiny bit greener this week as a rare comet travels close to Earth.
February 1, 2023, 4:11 PM
Rare, green comet to pass by Earth Wednesday
January 27, 2023, 4:08 PM

Green comet zooming our way, last visited 50,000 years ago

A comet is streaking back our way after 50,000 years
January 27, 2023, 4:08 PM
January 27, 2023, 2:23 AM

Asteroid to make close encounter with Earth

NASA scientists said an asteroid the size of a box truck will make one of the closest approaches to the planet in recorded history. It is not expected to make impact.
January 27, 2023, 2:23 AM
Asteroid to make close encounter with Earth
January 27, 2023, 1:59 AM

Asteroid to make extremely close approach to Earth Thursday

An asteroid is predicted to make one of the closest approaches to Earth in recorded history, scientists said.
January 27, 2023, 1:59 AM
Asteroid to come extremely close to Earth Thursday
January 25, 2023, 3:55 PM

ESA chief vows to restore Europe's access to space

The European Space Agency chief says he wants to rebuild Europe’s access to space following the botched launch of a European rocket carrying two Earth observation satellites last year and the delayed introduction of the Ariane 6 launcher
January 25, 2023, 3:55 PM
ESA chief vows to restore Europe's access to space
January 24, 2023, 9:59 PM

On anniversary of NASA's Webb telescope reaching destination, here are the most striking images so far

Today marks one year since the James Webb Space Telescope reached its destinations. Here are some of the most striking images that NASA has released
January 24, 2023, 9:59 PM
It's been 1 year since the Webb telescope reached its orbit. Here's what it found.
January 20, 2023, 5:38 PM

First Native American woman in space steps out on spacewalk

It was the first spacewalk for the NASA astronaut.
January 20, 2023, 5:38 PM
January 19, 2023, 5:23 PM

Say cheese! Galactic photo shoot captures 3 billion stars

A galactic photo shoot has captured more than 3 billion stars and galaxies in one of the biggest sky surveys ever
January 19, 2023, 5:23 PM
Say cheese! Galactic photo shoot captures 3 billion stars
January 11, 2023, 8:26 PM

What are comets?

Comets are large objects made of dust and ice that orbit the sun.
January 11, 2023, 8:26 PM
What are comets?
January 11, 2023, 6:50 PM

NASA satellite discovers second Earth-sized planet in habitable zone

Scientists from NASA announced Tuesday that they discovered an Earth-size planet orbiting its star's habitable zone.
January 11, 2023, 6:50 PM
NASA scientists say satellite discovers second Earth-sized planet
January 10, 2023, 11:53 AM

UK space industry mulls setback after satellite launch fails

British officials and space scientists say they are disappointed but not deterred after the first attempt to launch satellites into orbit from the U.K. ended in failure
January 10, 2023, 11:53 AM
UK space industry mulls setback after satellite launch fails
1 month ago

Top space stories of 2022

Humanity has made great strides in exploring the deep mysteries of space.
1 month ago
Top space stories of 2022
1 month ago

Sir Richard Branson: 'Cost of space travel down to a fraction of what it was'

ABC News' Stephanie Ramos spoke with billionaire Sir Richard Branson and filmmaker Chirs Smith about their new HBO docu-series “Branson” and his push for civilian space travel.
1 month ago
Sir Richard Branson: 'Cost of space travel down to a fraction of what it was'
1 month ago
Webb space telescope to total lunar eclipse: The top space stories of 2022
1 month ago

Failure of Vega-C rocket launch in French Guiana

The launch of a European rocket carrying two Earth observation satellites failed and ditched in the sea less than three minutes after lift-off from a spaceport in French Guiana on Wednesday
1 month ago
Failure of Vega-C rocket launch in French Guiana
2 months ago

Russia may expedite launch of next space capsule after leak

A coolant leak hit a Russian capsule on the ISS.
2 months ago
Russia may expedite launch of next space capsule after leak
2 months ago

Space crew using robotic arm to inspect damaged capsule

The crew of the International Space Station is inspecting an attached Russian space capsule that may have been damaged by a micrometeorite
2 months ago
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Disability inclusion in space

A team of researchers with physical disabilities set out to make space more inclusive and prove anything is possible.
2 months ago
Disability inclusion in space
2 months ago

Investigation into coolant leak coming from Soyuz capsule

NASA revealed the leak happened right before the Russian cosmonauts were about to do a spacewalk. The agency says the crew members are safe and were not in any danger during the incident.
2 months ago
Investigation into coolant leak coming from Soyuz capsule
2 months ago

Artemis I Orion capsule splashes down after NASA mission near moon

The Artemis I Orion capsule has splashed down after a 25-day trip that reached within 60 miles of the moon.
2 months ago
Artemis I Orion capsule splashes down after NASA mission near moon
2 months ago

Japanese company's lander rockets toward moon with UAE rover

A Tokyo company is aiming for the moon with its own private lander
2 months ago
Japanese company's lander rockets toward moon with UAE rover
2 months ago

NASA set to land humans back on the moon in 2025

ABC News’ Gio Benitez reports on NASA’s latest mission to the moon on “This Week.”
2 months ago
NASA set to land humans back on the moon in 2025
2 months ago

NASA's Artemis I capsule is heads back to Earth

The spacecraft has concluded its 25-day voyage around the Moon and the un-manned capsule will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere Sunday afternoon.
2 months ago
NASA's Artemis I capsule is heads back to Earth
2 months ago

K-pop star among 8 to join Japan tycoon Maezawa's moon trip

The Japanese tycoon launched plans for the lunar voyage in 2018.
2 months ago
K-pop star among 8 to join Japan tycoon Maezawa's moon trip
2 months ago

3 Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 6-month mission

They were working to complete construction of the Tiangong station.
2 months ago
2 months ago

NASA's Orion spacecraft enroute back to earth

ABC's Gio Benitez gets an exclusive look at the Orion capsule with splashdown just one week away.
2 months ago
NASA's Orion spacecraft enroute back to earth
2 months ago

Chinese spaceship with 3 aboard docks with space station

The six-month mission will be the last for space station's construction phase.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Orion spacecraft passes moon, makes history

NASA’s Orion spacecraft has gone where no spacecraft designed for human transport has gone before and ABC News’ Gio Benitez communicates with the spacecraft from Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas
2 months ago
Orion spacecraft passes moon, makes history
2 months ago

NASA's Orion capsule enters far-flung orbit around moon

NASA's Orion capsule is now circling the moon in an orbit stretching tens of thousands of miles
2 months ago
NASA's Orion capsule enters far-flung orbit around moon
2 months ago

NASA unveils stunning new views of the moon's surface

NASA has released new images of the moon taken by the Orion spacecraft as the agency advances its Artemis mission to send humans back to the moon.
2 months ago
NASA unveils stunning new views of the moon's surface
2 months ago

Space diversity: Europe's space agency gets 1st parastronaut

The European Space Agency has made history by selecting an amputee who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident to be among its newest batch of astronauts — one step toward its pioneering ambition to send someone with a physical disability into space
2 months ago
Space diversity: Europe's space agency gets 1st parastronaut
2 months ago

Space diversity: Europe's space agency gets 1st parastronaut

The European Space Agency has made history by selecting an amputee who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident to be among its newest batch of astronauts
2 months ago
Diversity in space: Europe space agency to unveil recruits
2 months ago

Asteroid captured entering Earth’s atmosphere near Toronto

Plus, President Joe Biden celebrates his 80th birthday at the White House.
2 months ago
Asteroid captured entering Earth’s atmosphere near Toronto
3 months ago

NASA’s unmanned Artemis 1 rocket blasts into space

The Artemis I rocket launched early Wednesday morning, the latest attempt to send an unmanned capsule near the moon after a series of postponements due to weather and mechanical issues.
3 months ago
NASA’s unmanned Artemis 1 rocket blasts into space
3 months ago

Exclusive look inside NATO's space center

ABC News' Ines De La Cuetara is given an exclusive look inside NATO's new space center, as the final frontier becomes increasingly militarized.
3 months ago
Exclusive look inside NATO's space center
3 months ago

Artemis moon rocket set for launch early Wednesday after series of delays

A two-hour launch window will open at 1:04 a.m. ET with splashdown expected on Dec. 11.
3 months ago
Artemis rocket set for launch early Wednesday after series of delays
3 months ago

Unmanned Artemis-1 finally set to launch on moon mission

After three scrubbed attempts, the uncrewed NASA rocket will proceed with the launch early Wednesday morning.
3 months ago
Unmanned Artemis-1 finally set to launch on moon mission
3 months ago

Cargo ship reaches space station despite jammed solar panel

A Northrop Grumman capsule has delivered several tons of supplies to the International Space Station despite a jammed solar panel
3 months ago
Cargo ship reaches space station despite jammed solar panel
3 months ago

Lunar eclipse takes place across North America

A lunar eclipse took place across North America, with a “blood moon” appearing red in the Earth’s shadow.
3 months ago
Lunar eclipse takes place across North America
3 months ago

Skywatchers glimpse total lunar eclipse

The second total lunar eclipse of the year took place Tuesday -- and it will be the last one until 2025.
3 months ago
Skywatchers glimpse total lunar eclipse
3 months ago

2nd total lunar eclipse of the year seen Tuesday morning

The next total lunar eclipse won’t occur again until March 13, 2025.
3 months ago
2nd total lunar eclipse of the year seen Tuesday morning
3 months ago

Total lunar eclipse, last one until 2025, had people looking to the sky

The second lunar eclipse of 2022 will take place on Tuesday, and people in Hawaii and Alaska should be able to view it completely.
3 months ago
Total lunar eclipse, last one until 2025, had people looking to the sky
3 months ago

Iran Revolutionary Guard launches rocket amid more protests

Iran’s powerful paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has launched a new satellite-carrying rocket, state TV reported, seeking to demonstrate the force’s space prowess even as anti-government protests rage across the country
3 months ago
3 months ago

NASA's moon rocket returns to pad for next launch attempt

NASA’s moon rocket is back on the pad for another launch attempt, following more repairs
3 months ago
NASA's moon rocket returns to pad for next launch attempt
3 months ago

China launches 3rd and final space station component

China has launched the third and final module to complete its space station.
3 months ago
China launches 3rd and final space station component
4 months ago

First Native American woman in space awed by Mother Earth

The first Native American woman in space says she's overwhelmed by the beauty and delicacy of Mother Earth
4 months ago
First Native American woman in space awed by Mother Earth
4 months ago

Webb telescope takes star-filled portrait of Pillars of Creation

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captured a lush, highly detailed landscape where new stars are forming.
4 months ago
Webb telescope takes star-filled portrait of Pillars of Creation
4 months ago

Astronaut James McDivitt, Apollo 9 commander, dies at 93

The NASA astronaut who commanded the Apollo 9 mission has died
4 months ago