Deep Space Network

February 25, 2019

The clearest images of Ultima Thule reveal a strange-looking object

There are some interesting details to glean here. Twenty-six minutes after the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve in Times Square, the long-range camera aboard […]
December 10, 2018

NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective […]
July 9, 2018

Kepler in safe mode amid concerns spacecraft is running out of fuel

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has paused science observations upon receiving indications that the spacecraft may be finally running out of fuel after more than nine […]
August 23, 2016

NASA regains contact with long-silent solar science spacecraft

WASHINGTON — For the first time in nearly two years, NASA has made contact with a science spacecraft on the opposite side of the sun from […]
November 13, 2015

The 116 photos NASA picked to explain our world to aliens

If any intelligent life in our galaxy intercepts the Voyager spacecraft, if they evolved the sense of vision, and if they can decode the instructions provided, […]
January 30, 2015

Once-in-a-generation near miss for Asteroid with its own moon

You may not have noticed, but the Earth had a close shave on Monday as an asteroid with its own moon made a cosmic near miss. […]
January 26, 2015

Asteroid 2004 BL86 zips past Earth today

An asteroid bigger than the world’s most massive cruise ships will fly past the Earth today, and will be visible from Canada with strong binoculars or […]
December 8, 2014

After 9-year journey, NASA spacecraft awakes to begin Pluto mission

A spacecraft travelling more than 4.6 billion kilometres from Earth has been brought out of “hibernation” as NASA prepares for its planned encounter with Pluto in […]
July 7, 2014

36-Year-Old NASA Probe's Engines Successfully Fired Up by Private Team

An old NASA spacecraft under the control of a private team fired its thrusters yesterday (July 2) for the first time in a generation. NASA’s International Sun-Earth […]