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Apr 16, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft is in the final days of an unprecedented and unexpectedly long-lived, close-up study of the innermost planet of the solar system, with a crashing finale expected in two weeks.
Apr 15, 2015 01:31 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This is the first color photo of Pluto and moon Charon captured by NASA's New Horizons mission, providing an exciting clue as to what lies in store during the spacecraft's flyby on July 14.
Mar 6, 2015 10:30 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
NASA's Dawn probe arrived at Ceres, becoming the first spacecraft ever to orbit a dwarf planet.
Feb 20, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Michel Lamontagne, Icarus Interstellar
The Icarus Interstellar 'Firefly' starship concept could use novel nuclear fusion techniques to power its way to Alpha Centauri within 100 years (guest article)
Feb 17, 2015 06:20 PM ET // Robert Z. Pearlman, collectSPACE.com Editor
In the end, Europe's fifth and final space station freighter went out in more of a fiery blaze than with the big bang of its namesake.
Feb 11, 2015 01:34 PM ET // Irene Klotz
About 100 minutes after blasting off aboard a Vega rocket Wednesday, the European Intermediate Experimental Vehicle made a parachute descent back to Earth, completing a successful test flight.
Feb 5, 2015 12:38 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New features on Ceres' icy surface are popping into view as NASA's Dawn spacecraft slowly spirals in on its final celestial target in the asteroid belt.
Feb 3, 2015 05:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Dawn mission has shown us unprecedented detail in dwarf planet Ceres' icy surface, but the adventure has only just begun.
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