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Scientist: Lasers Could Propel Tiny Spaceships To The Stars

Tiny spacecraft could be sent to distant stars by “sailing” on a beam of light emitted by a powerful, Earth-orbiting laser.

07/24/2015

Earth (left) and its "cousin" Kepler-452b. (Credit: NASA)

Scientists Find Closest Thing Yet To Earth-Sun Twin System

Scientists have identified the best bet yet for an Earth-like planet that might harbor life.

07/23/2015

Closeup shot of Pluto, revealing its icy mountains. (Credit: NASA)

‘Something Wonderful': 1st Close-Up Pictures Of Pluto

Scientists have released the first up-close images ever of Pluto and its big moon Charon. And they say they’re amazed.

07/15/2015

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After 9.5 Years In Flight NASA Spacecraft Reaches Pluto

We’ve made it to Pluto by NASA’s calculations, the last stop on a planetary tour of the solar system a half-century in the making.

07/14/2015

Pluto, as it looked on Sunday with New Horizons still over 1 million miles away. (Credit: New Horizons/NASA)

It’s Showtime For Pluto; Prepare To Be Amazed By NASA Flyby

Pluto, reveal thyself, and Earthlings, enjoy the show.

07/12/2015

Gum 29, a cluster of stars about 20,000 light-years away from Earth. (Credit: NASA)

NASA Releases Picture Of Starry Fireworks For Hubble’s 25th

What better way to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope’s quarter-century in orbit than with cosmic fireworks?

04/24/2015

Space X's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from space launch complex 40 on April 14, 2015 at Cape Canaveral, Florida with a Dragon CRS6 spacecraft.   The  Dragon spacecraft is loaded with  4,300 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station (ISS). (Credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

SpaceX Arrives At International Space Station, Delivers Espresso Maker

The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world’s first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts.

04/17/2015

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NASA Chief: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025

During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.

04/15/2015

An artist concept of Jupiter and its moon Ganymede. (Credit: NASA/ESA)

NASA: We’ll Find ‘Definitive Evidence’ Of Alien Life In Next 20 To 30 Years

We’re closer than ever to finding out whether we’re alone in the universe or not, NASA’s top scientist said Tuesday.

04/08/2015

2016 President Campaign Hopeful Ted Cruz (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him ‘Unfit’ For Presidency

It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.

03/24/2015

Jupiter and its moons (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

NASA: Solar System’s Biggest Moon May Have More Water Than All Of Earth

The largest moon in the solar system harbors a salty ocean beneath its icy shell, the latest member to join a growing club of watery moons, NASA said Thursday.

03/13/2015

Ceres, as photographed by the Dawn craft back on March 1. (Credit: NASA)

NASA’s Dawn Craft Enters Ceres Orbit

A NASA spacecraft for the first time has arrived at a dwarf planet to begin a 16-month exploration.

03/06/2015

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