As it's 'Star Wars Day' NASA picked out a few worlds in a galaxy not-so-far away with a decidedly sci-fi vibe. Here are some of our favorites.
Lasers are being touted as the next big thing in interstellar travel -- will it become a reality?
By studying reflected light from a young star system, astronomers have precisely measured the size of the innermost gap between the star and where planets will eventually form.
To celebrate its 26th year in space -- yes, twenty-six years! -- Hubble has gotten into the birthday spirit and captured a stunning portrait of the aptly-named 'Bubble Nebula.'
Computer analysis of the wobble of a nearby star may have turned up evidence for a small, Earth-sized world -- but don't get too excited about it being habitable.
Hawking said it's not likely that scientists will find intelligent alien life in the next 20 years. But he had one caveat.
Hawking has backed it. There's a $100 million investment. But can we really send nanoprobes to another star? Not yet, say experts, but it's an exciting start.
Long before the first confirmed planetary finds in the 1990s, an observer in 1917 caught evidence of planetary debris around a new star, new research into an astronomical glass plate reveals.
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