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Apr 20, 2014 09:20 AM ET
Last year, NASA announced that they had found water on Mars. This posed a question to scientists: Could we grow plants in the soil of Mars? Trace explains what is necessary to grow crops on Earth, and if Mars is able to sustain life.
Apr 18, 2014 09:22 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Defying a bleak weather forecast, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Friday to send a Dragon cargo capsule on its way to the International Space Station. Continue reading →
Apr 18, 2014 01:41 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Out of fuel and flying fast, NASA’s LADEE spacecraft crashed into the moon early Friday, three days shy of its expected mission end. Continue reading →
Apr 18, 2014 01:18 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Could a sunset on Kepler-186f look like this? Continue reading →
Apr 18, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Jason Major
It's a big, big universe out there and the Hubble Space Telescope bores a hole over halfway out into it with this image, showing a gathering of galaxies near and far. Continue reading →
Apr 17, 2014 03:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have announced the groundbreaking discovery of an Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting a star within its habitable zone. Although this is exciting, calling this world "Earth-like" is a little premature. Continue reading →
Apr 17, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
About 500 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus lives a star, which, though smaller and redder than the sun, has a planet that may look awfully familiar.
Apr 17, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Jason Major
Hot young stars blaze at the center of a vast cloud of interstellar hydrogen gas in this stunning new observation by the awesomely powerful MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory. Continue reading →
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