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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 “fingerprints... 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. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is... Read more

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 find... 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. A singular star out there captured scientists’ and the public’s... Read more

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