10 New Discoveries and Future Missions in Space Exploration

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Launching in 2021, the JWST will study the first galaxies that formed after the Big Bang.

Mars Helicopter

NASA's Mars Helicopter is set to be the first aircraft to fly on another planet, providing a new perspective on the Martian surface.

The TESS Mission

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is discovering thousands of new exoplanets, including some that may be habitable.

New Horizon

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently flew by Pluto and is now headed toward the Kuiper Belt to study objects in the outer solar system.

Black Hole Imaging

The Event Horizon Telescope captured the first image of a black hole in 2019, and future missions will continue to study these mysterious objects.

The Europa Clipper

NASA's Europa Clipper mission will explore Jupiter's icy moon Europa, which may harbor a subsurface ocean and possibly even life.

The Dragonfly Mission

NASA's Dragonfly mission will send a drone-like spacecraft to explore the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, searching for signs of life.

Space Tourism

Companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin are planning to send tourists to space, opening up a whole new industry.

Artemis Program

NASA's Artemis program aims to return humans to the Moon by 2024 and establish a sustainable presence there.

Asteroid Mining

Companies are exploring the possibility of mining asteroids for valuable resources, potentially opening up a new era of space exploration.