Space

NASA’s “Lucy” will take a 40,000-mile detour to visit this asteroid
NASA has added a tenth asteroid flyby to the record-breaking Lucy mission so that it can test a new asteroid-tracking system.
This near-Earth asteroid is 4.2 billion years old and nearly indestructible
By analyzing just three dust particles, researchers learned that the rubble pile asteroid Itokawa is 4.2 billion years old and hard to kill.
Undergrad develops AI to hunt for alien signals
An AI trained to hunt for technosignatures from intelligent alien life found 8 interesting signals on its first deployment.
Rare Martian meteorite is full of complex carbon molecules
Jupiter’s hot “pizza moon” may contain life
NASA announces alien-hunting Habitable Worlds Observatory
SpaceX puts Starlink promises to astronomers in writing
The case for dark matter has strengthened
NASA and ESA are racing to bring GPS to the moon
Ring galaxies, the rarest in the Universe, finally explained
A far-out plan to build an asteroid city
China’s new space station is open for business
The 12 most exciting space missions of 2023