NASA’s most prolific planet-hunting telescope is taking a nap

If anything deserves a rest, it’s Kepler. In less than 10 years since it launched, the Kepler Space Telescope confirmed the existence of...

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It’s a constant cycle. NASA puts out a press release saying new Mars news is forthcoming in a press conference. Then, the ultimate...

15 incredible photos taken by the Rosetta spacecraft

This story was originally published on PopPhoto.com. The European Space Agency uploaded the final images from the Rosetta mission to comet 67P earlier this...

200,000 asteroids trace their origins to just a handful of obliterated...

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The potential for habitability on these exoplanets is tilting in the...

Why do we have seasons on Earth? The planet’s axial tilt, of course. But the tilt does more than just push us from...

How to tell an asteroid from a comet, even when its...

In October 2017 an object zipped through the interior of our solar system at 196,000 miles per hour, and then headed away. Astronomers...

Our first contact with aliens might be with their robots

Researchers working on Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) efforts hunt for the same thing that their predecessors sought for decades—a sign that life...

Blame loose screws and ‘excessive optimism’ for the latest delay of...

NASA researchers announced today that the James Webb Space Telescope would not be launched until March 2021, another delay of many for the...

A Japanese spacecraft is zooming towards an asteroid shaped like a...

It’s been nearly four years since the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa-2 blasted off, heading for a small asteroid that was then known only as...

The White House is calling for Space Traffic Control

Officials at the White House announced a new space policy directive last week, focused on managing the increasing numbers of satellites that companies...

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