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.
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.
NASA's Dawn probe arrived at Ceres, becoming the first spacecraft ever to orbit a dwarf planet.
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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.
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.
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.
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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