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The artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f , the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone. (Credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech)

Astronomers Spot Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected – a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot and not too cold for life.


SPACE, SPACE:  Saturn's atmosphere is prominently shown(R) in this 19 August, 2004 NASA Cassini image, with the rings emerging from behind the planet at upper right. The two moons on the left of the image are Mimas and Enceladus. This image was taken 8.5 million kilometers (5.3 million miles) from Saturn.  The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. AFP PHOTO/NASA/JPL  (Photo credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Vast Ocean Found Beneath Ice Of Saturn Moon

Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of Saturn’s little moon Enceladus.


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NASA Measures Snowpack In California

The snowpack atop mountain peaks in California and Colorado has a new set of eyes watching from high above to better gauge the amount of water that will rumble down rivers and streams each spring as runoff.


2013 was the driest calendar year on record for the state. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

NASA Turns Research To California Drought

NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state’s record drought and better manage it, officials said Tuesday.


Beyonce Hosts A Screening Of "Live At Roseland: The Elements Of 4"

NASA Responds To Beyonce’s Use Of Challenger Accident Sample

NASA officials say the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger accident “should never be trivialized” in response to a new song from Beyonce that features an audio sample recorded just after tragedy struck.


A Falcoln 9 launches morning Sunday from Vandenberg Air Force Base (Credit: U.S. Air Force)

SpaceX Launches Canadian Satellite From California

A SpaceX rocket carrying a Canadian satellite intended to track space weather launched from the California coast Sunday in what was billed as a test flight.


NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Preparing To Launch 3-D Printer Into Space

NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need.


mars rover replica

NASA Loans Mars Rover Replica To Sacramento Museum

A little bit of history is now staying at a Sacramento museum, giving space lovers an up close look at a Mars rover.


Mars Rover Replica

Mars Rover Replica Displayed At State Capitol

Parents, students and space lovers gathered at the State Capitol Tuesday to get a glimpse of a Mars Rover replica.


A meteor is captured over Russia in this YouTube video screenshot.

Asteroid Buzzes Earth Hours After Meteor Explodes Over Russia

A 150-foot asteroid hurtled through Earth’s backyard Friday, coming within an incredible 17,150 miles and making the closest known flyby for a rock of its size. In a chilling coincidence, a meteor exploded above Russia just hours before the asteroid zoomed past the planet.


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Twin NASA Spacecraft To Plunge Into Lunar Mountain

NASA’s latest moon mission is about to meet its end.


A boy watches as the space shuttle Endeavour approaches downtown Sacramento on top of a Boeing 747 on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. (credit: CBS13)

Crowds Turn Out To See Historic Endeavour Flyover

Thousands gathered around various spots in the Sacramento area Friday morning to watch the end of an era with the space shuttle Endeavour flying by atop a 747 before retiring to a museum in Los Angeles.