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NASA Develops Tiny Yet Mighty 36-Pixel Sensor

While NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is helping astronomers craft 122-megapixel photos 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, the agency's newest camera performs groundbreaking space science with just 36 pixels. Yes, 36 pixels, not 36 megapixels.

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Japan’s SLIM Lunar Lander Back Online After Precise but Awkward Landing

Last week, Japan became the fifth country to land a spacecraft on the Moon successfully. However, the historic accomplishment had its challenges. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) landed upside-down on the lunar surface, preventing the lander from recharging its batteries with its included solar panels.

Timelapse Shows How Astronauts Install New Solar Arrays on the ISS

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide has captured an incredible timelapse video of fellow astronauts Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Shane Kimbrough of NASA spacewalking outside of the International Space Station (ISS) "Alpha" while installing a new solar array.

Japan is Going to Send an 8K Camera to Mars

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has teamed up with national broadcaster NHK on a new project that is literally out of this world. As part of its Martian Moons Exploration (MMX) mission, the agency is planning to equip a space probe with an 8K camera, giving humanity a more detailed view of the Red Planet and its moons than we've ever seen before.