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In the newly-validated batch of planets, nearly 550 could be rocky planets like Earth, based on their size. Nine of these orbit in their sun's habitable zone.
NASA
 | Space
May 10, 2016
World
Earth-like planets aren’t exclusively orbiting sunlike stars. Ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 hosts 3 potentially habitable planets.
EarthSky
 | Space
May 03, 2016
World
Scientists in Europe are discussing the possibility of sending a mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa in the near future, one of the most promising locations for alien life in the Solar System.
ILFScience!
 | Space
April 21, 2016
World
The $100m project, called Breakthrough Starshot, will rely on tiny so-called nanocraft flying on sails pushed by beams of light through the universe.
Daily Mail
 | Space
April 12, 2016
World
The detected stars are not only extremely massive, but also extremely bright. Together these nine stars outshine the sun by a factor of 30 million.
NASA
 | Space
March 17, 2016
World
And what’s particularly interesting is that these observations were made not by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, currently in orbit around Ceres, but from a telescope right here on Earth.
Universe Today
 | Space
March 17, 2016
World
Even though New Horizons swept past Pluto last year, more than half the data that it gleaned from the planet during its flyby is still on the spacecraft, which means that there's still much that we’ll be learning about the dwarf planet.
Gizmodo
 | Space
March 05, 2016
World
By pushing NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to its limits, an international team of astronomers has shattered the cosmic distance record by measuring the farthest galaxy ever seen in the universe.
NASA
 | Space
March 03, 2016
World
The crew debated telling officials about the outer space-type music in 1969, according to declassified audio featured in the show NASA's Unexplained Files.
Daily Mail
 | Space
February 21, 2016
World
NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) will carry a Wide Field Instrument to capture Hubble-quality images covering large swaths of sky, enabling cosmic evolution studies.
NASA
 | Space
February 18, 2016
World
At the heart of a brilliant elliptical galaxy sits one of the most massive black holes ever discovered.
National Geographic
 | Space
February 18, 2016
World
A total of 883 galaxies have been identified within 250 million light-years from Earth, a third of which have never been seen before.
Discovery
 | Space
February 09, 2016
World
There’s more gamma ray radiation coming from our galaxy’s inner realm than known objects in that region can generate.
Science Mag
 | Space
February 03, 2016
World
Unusual silica formations spotted by a NASA rover look a lot like structures formed by microbes around geysers on Earth.
Smithsonian
 | Space
February 01, 2016
World
Telescopes on at least two continents are searching for the object, which on average is 20 times farther away than the eighth planet, Neptune.
Washington Post
 | Space
January 21, 2016
United States, North America
This return-to-flight mission has made history — no one else has ever landed a rocket that has gone as deep into space as the Falcon 9.
The Verge
 | Space
December 22, 2015
Australia, Oceania
The closest potentially habitable planet ever found is just 14 light-years away. That’s 126 trillion kilometres from Earth.
Science Alert
 | Space
December 19, 2015
World
Planet GJ 1132b is just 39 light-years away, within the atmospheric study range of the Hubble Space Telescope.
NBC
 | Space
November 12, 2015
World
NASA’s MAVEN mission has identified the process that appears to have played a key role in the transition of the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment that might have supported surface life to the cold, arid planet Mars is today.
NASA
 | Space
November 05, 2015
World
But don't panic, even though NASA just found out about it last week.
The Verge
 | Space
October 25, 2015
World
Earth’s final days are in the distant future, but the the death of a far-off solar system revealed in images from Kepler 2 shows how the world might end.
The Guardian
 | Space
October 21, 2015
World
Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.
The Atlantic
 | Space
October 15, 2015
World
The probe sent images that showed Earth-like features on the dwarf planet. Professor Brian Cox said recently that there could be an ocean warm enough for living organisms beneath its frozen surface.
NASA
 | Space
October 08, 2015
World
The Project Apollo Archive has uploaded over 8,400 high-resolution scans of photos shot by Apollo astronauts during trips to the moon.
PetaPixel
 | Space
October 06, 2015
United States, North America
So it would "gasify frozen carbon dioxide, thicken the atmosphere and warm up the water and all of that would have a greenhouse effect. Have a cascading effect to continue warming up the planet."
Mashable
 | Space
October 04, 2015
World
New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.
NASA
 | Space
September 28, 2015
United States, North America
In June 2013, a group of friends launched a weather balloon a few miles from Tuba City, Arizona. The amazing footage was found two years later by an Arizona hiker.
New York Times
 | Space
September 17, 2015
United States, North America
They’ll remain in the dome for a year, eating powdered cheese, smelling each others’ BO, and slowly abandoning any sense of personal space.
Gizmodo
 | Space
September 07, 2015
United States, North America
The American space agency was forced to issue the denial after rumours went viral online that the US government was covering-up the news to prevent panic.
Wired
 | Space
August 24, 2015
World
The discovery of a new planet about 100 light years from Earth could provide clues as to what Jupiter was like early in the life of our solar system.
NPR
 | Space
August 18, 2015
Portugal, Europe
A movement which believes in extra-terrestrial life and the strong connection with human kind has reportedly formalized an official request to build in embassy in Portugal.
The Portugal News
 | Space
July 26, 2015
World
It may be larger than Earth, but this exoplanet is situated firmly within its star's habitable zone - and it's been there for a while.
io9
 | Space
July 26, 2015
World
The dwarf planet is unlike any other world we’ve ever visited. So is its largest moon, Charon.
New Scientist
 | Space
July 26, 2015
World
A new $100 million, 10-year search for intelligent life in the universe was announced by famed scientist Stephen Hawking and other researchers.
Space
 | Space
July 26, 2015
United States, North America
Slowing down enough to land isn't as easy as it looks.
The Verge
 | Space
June 01, 2015
United States, North America
With all the recent news about the ISS, it's easy to forget that reason Elon Musk created SpaceX in the first place is to help land humans on Mars.
The Verge
 | Space
May 18, 2015
World
The immense halo of gas is about six times larger and 1,000 times more massive than previously measured.
NASA
 | Space
May 11, 2015
World
The galaxy EGS-zs8-1 lies 13.1 billion light-years from Earth, the largest distance ever measured between Earth and another galaxy.
Space
 | Space
May 06, 2015
World
This is the tantalizing prospect revealed in the latest images to come down from the New Horizons spacecraft.
BBC
 | Space
April 30, 2015
World
Establishing a permanent colony of humans on Mars is not an option. It's a necessity. At least, that's what some of the most intelligent minds of our age are saying.
Business Insider
 | Space
April 23, 2015
World
It's made such a big impact that NASA calls it the most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo's telescope.
CNN
 | Space
April 23, 2015
World
New measurements from the Gale crater contradict theories that the planet is too cold for liquid water to exist, but Mars is still considered hostile to life.
The Guardian
 | Space
April 15, 2015
United States, North America
Other projects to be worked on include improved habitats for humans, and small satellites to explore deep space.
Daily Mail
 | Space
April 02, 2015
World
Mercury's dark surface was produced by a steady dusting of carbon from passing comets, a new study says.
BBC
 | Space
March 31, 2015
United States, North America
The mission is a stepping-stone toward human exploration of Mars, as well as a chance to test planetary defense strategies.
National Geographic
 | Space
March 30, 2015
United States, North America
Identical twin astronauts Mark - now retired - and Scott Kelly are embarking on space, and earth, history.
Fox News
 | Space
March 28, 2015
World
The enormous bulge at the moon's equator suggests Ganymede's poles have shifted by 90 degrees.
National Geographic
 | Space
March 27, 2015
World
The discovery adds to the evidence that ancient Mars was habitable for life.
NASA
 | Space
March 26, 2015
Russia, Europe
Nearly a decade after trimming its space tourism program, Russia is set to send a paying customer into space in just a few years.
Travel Pulse
 | Space
March 25, 2015
World
As the theory goes, a second generation of inner worlds - the ones we see today - would then have formed from the chaotic planetary wreckage left behind.
National Geographic
 | Space
March 25, 2015

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