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Apr 17, 2018

Launch teams are standing down today to conduct additional Guidance Navigation and Control analysis, and teams are now working towards a targeted... Read more

Milky Way
Apr 16, 2018

The worlds orbiting other stars are called “exoplanets,” and they come in a wide variety of sizes, from gas giants larger than Jupiter to small,... Read more

artists concept showing sun, beige planet
Mar 2, 2018

Much like detectives study fingerprints to identify the culprit, scientists used NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to find the “... Read more

An artist illustration of the TESS satellite.
Feb 16, 2018

NASA’s next planet-hunting mission has arrived in Florida to begin preparations for launch.

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This artist's rendering shows a large exoplanet causing small bodies to collide in a disk of dust.
Oct 11, 2017

There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to... Read more

A scene like this illustration of dust orbiting the star could be an answer.
Oct 6, 2017

Some 1,500 light years from Earth, a mystery of stellar proportions is playing out.

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The Special Ingredients of Earth Poster
Mar 18, 2016

When the Space Age began, explorers were eager to visit the planets of the solar system. As the years have passed, however, astronomers have... Read more

Listening to the Stars Poster
Feb 18, 2016

Deep in the heart of California's Owens Valley, a strange-looking telescope stands in the desert landscape listening for echos of distant stars.... Read more

In Search of Earth 2.0 Poster
Nov 23, 2015

Astronomers have long hoped to find another planet in the cosmos similar to Earth--a blue dot in the distance that could harbor life akin to our... Read more