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 →
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.
Curiosity may feel distant and isolated, but its orbital buddy is never far away.
Forty-five years ago, Surveyor 3 launched to the Moon. Two years later parts of it came back.
New modeling of the Pluto-Charon system give good reasons to suspect that the surface of Pluto will be riddled with faults caused in part from a liquid ocean that once lie hidden under the icy surface.
When it comes to strapping rockets to anything, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone better at it than NASA. Continue reading →
This messed-up heart is located on the Red Planet's famous Tharsis Bulge, a region home to some of Mars' biggest ancient volcanoes. Continue reading →
It seems the strange "light source" seen in one of Mars rover Curiosity's landscape observations has two possible rational -- yet fascinating -- explanations. Continue reading →
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