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Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Found Hidden in Early NASA Kepler Data

A team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star's habitable zone, the area...

NASA Marks Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary with #EarthDayAtHome

As the world observes the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, NASA is highlighting the agency’s many contributions to sustaining and improving...

Maine Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station

Students from Maine will have an opportunity next week to talk with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station who have special ties to the Pine...

NASA Selects Early-Stage Technology Concepts for New, Continued Study

Future technologies that could enable quicker trips to Mars and robotic exploration of ocean worlds might have started out as NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC). The...

Quasar Tsunamis Rip Across Galaxies

Using the unique capabilities of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers has discovered the most energetic outflows ever witnessed in the universe....

NASA Selects Four Possible Missions to Study the Secrets of the Solar System

NASA has selected four Discovery Program investigations to develop concept studies for new missions. Although they’re not official missions yet and some ultimately may...

NASA’s NICER Delivers Best-ever Pulsar Measurements, 1st Surface Map

Astrophysicists are redrawing the textbook image of pulsars, the dense, whirling remains of exploded stars, thanks to NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), an...

A Transit of Mercury Happens Nov. 11

The sky will put on a show Nov. 11 when Mercury journeys across the Sun. The event, known as a transit, occurs when Mercury...

NASA Television to Air 10 Upcoming Spacewalks, Preview Briefing

Editor’s Note: This media advisory was updated on Oct. 1 to reflect the spacewalk news briefing now is at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, Oct....

NASA’s Hubble Finds Water Vapor on Habitable-Zone Exoplanet for 1st Time

Its size and surface gravity are much larger than Earth’s, and its radiation environment may be hostile, but a distant planet called K2-18b has...

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