The International Space Station, backlit by the Sun. Image credit: NASA

Five missions are now underway to explore asteroids, and the knowledge they gain could help our species avoid disaster. Image credits: See below.

The BepiColombo spacecraft arriving at Mercury in 2025. The Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) is seen on the left, while JAXA’s Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO) is pictured on the right side of this visualization. Image credit: The Cosmic Companion / NASA

Uchuu gives everyone a chance to explore the Cosmos like never before! Image credit: CfCA/NAOJ

SuperBIT could soon rival the Hubble Space Telescope at a fraction of the cost, potentially offering astronomers world wide unprecedented access to telescopes free of (most) atmospheric disturbance. Image credit: See article.

Hubble is back, in the latest success story for NASA. Image credit: NASA

The Hubble Space Telescope orbits the Earth. Image credit: NASA

The Hubble shut down on June 13. Here we see the space telescope, in orbit around the Earth. Image credit: NASA

The Cosmic Companion

Exploring the wonders of the Cosmos, one mystery at a time

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