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Dec 18, 2014 06:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Kepler space telescope has detected its first new extrasolar planet after mission engineers were able to save the mission from a premature death after two of the exoplanet hunter's four stabilizing reaction wheels failed last year.
Aug 4, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Cosmologists have carried out new analysis techniques on Planck's cosmic microwave background radiation data and found that some of the more mysterious features may be observational error. Continue reading →
Jul 25, 2014 12:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
To celebrate 15 years in orbit, NASA has release new, mind-blowing views of the Chandra X-ray observatory's most famous supernova remnants.
Jul 15, 2014 12:40 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Humanity will probably have to wait a few decades to find out if life is common beyond our own solar system.
Jul 1, 2014 05:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
Jun 5, 2014 11:50 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A year after being sidelined by a positioning system failure, NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope is back at work on a new and expanded mission called K2.
May 23, 2014 09:15 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
On Friday night and early Saturday morning (May 23-24), Earth will plow through debris shed over the years by Comet 209P/LINEAR.
Mar 25, 2014 02:16 PM ET // Jason Major
NASA's new sunshade will shield the glare from distant suns, providing a better view of their planets. Continue reading →
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