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A newly discovered exoplanet, Kepler-452b, comes the closest of any found so far to matching our Earth-sun system. This artist’s conception of a planetary lineup shows habitable-zone planets with similarities to Earth: from left, Kepler-22b, Kepler-69c, the just announced Kepler-452b, Kepler-62f and Kepler-186f. Last in line is Earth itself.
(Credits: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech)

Scientists Find Closest Thing Yet to Earth-Sun Twin System

Scientists have identified a “close cousin” to Earth that’s orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life.

07/24/2015

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Expert: ‘All Coastal Cities Become Dysfunctional’ If Sea Levels Rise Several Feet

NASA’s former climate chief is warning that coastal cities could “become dysfunctional” if sea levels rise.

07/22/2015

In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a close-up image of a region near Pluto's equator shows a range of mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft as it passed within 7,800 feet of the dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. The 1,050-pound piano sized probe, which was launched January 19, 2006 aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, zipped by the planet yesterday. (Photo by NASA/APL/SwRI via Getty Images)

‘Beautiful Eye Candy': Frozen Plains in Pluto’s Heart

Vast frozen plains exist next door to Pluto’s big, rugged mountains sculpted of ice, scientists said Friday, three days after humanity’s first-ever flyby of the dwarf planet.

07/17/2015

Pluto Gets Its Closeup As 'Horizons' Images Arrive On Earth

‘Something Wonderful': 1st Close-Up Pictures of Pluto

Scientists have released the first up-close images ever of Pluto and its big moon Charon. And they say they’re amazed.

07/15/2015

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DARPA Engineering Organisms To Transform Mars Into Earth-Like Planet

Scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are looking to create engineered organisms to eventually transform Mars into a more Earth-like planet hospitable to human life.

06/26/2015

Pluto and its moons. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Pluto Just 4 Weeks, 20 Million Miles Away For Spacecraft

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto’s doorstep, following an incredible journey of nine years and 3 billion miles.

06/17/2015

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Earth Day Meteor Shower to Light Up the Sky

Wednesday’s Earth Day celebrations will end with a meteor shower, NASA says.

04/22/2015

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NASA Chief: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025

During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.

04/15/2015

US astronaut Scott Kelly (R) and his brother Mark pose after a press conference at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on March 26, 2015. (Photo credit: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Twin Fools NASA at Brother’s Launch on 1-Year Flight

Astronaut Scott Kelly’s identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission.

03/31/2015

Archive image of asteroid. (credit: NASA/Newsmakers)

NASA Details Plans to Pluck Rock Off Asteroid, Explore it

NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars.

03/25/2015

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