China Announces Its new Flagship Space Telescope Mission

Artist’s concept of the Chinese Space Station Telescope (CSST). Credit: Jaimito130805, CC BY-SA 4.0 Distant galaxies, dark matter, dark energy, and the origin and evolution of the universe itself are some of the many scientific goals of China’s newly announced space telescope. If all goes according to plan, the China Space Station Telescope (CSST) will … Read more

Uranus by 2049: Here’s why scientists want NASA to send a flagship mission to the strange planet

A key committee of scientists has recommended that a flagship mission to Uranus should be NASA’s highest-priority large planetary science mission for the next decade. Uranus is a mostly unexplored world; NASA’s only visit to the seventh planet was Voyager 2‘s brief fly-by on Jan. 24, 1986, during which scientists discovered the planet’s rings and … Read more