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Study: 8.8 Billion Earth-Sized Just-Right Planets

Space may be vast, but it isn’t that lonely. A new study finds that the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets like ours, circling stars just like our sun.

11/04/2013

File photo of a satellite (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

Virginia Teaming Up with Alaska for Space Launch Alliance

Virginia and Alaska are teaming up to make the most of their commercial space operations.

08/29/2013

File photo of a space suit. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

New Smithsonian Exhibit Highlights Space Suit Technology

“Suited for Space,” opening Friday at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, highlights the creativity behind the suits that allowed humans to explore the moon and aspire to fly farther from Earth.

07/24/2013

This August 1998 NASA file image shows a true color photo of Saturn assembled from Voyager 2 spacecraft.  (Photo credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA’s Voyager 1 Craft Enters Unfamiliar Space

Readings by NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft confirm it’s in unfamiliar territory, but it’s still inside our solar system.

06/27/2013

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Astronaut Makes Music Video Aboard Space Station

In an online video, astronaut Chris Hadfield sings the David Bowie song “Space Oddity” while floating around in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station.

05/13/2013

File photo of the International Space Station.  (Photo by Paolo Nespoli - ESA/NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Regains Space Station Contact After Outage

The International Space Station regained contact with NASA controllers in Houston after nearly three hours of accidental quiet, the space agency says.

02/19/2013

A photograph released by NASA depicting Galaxy MACS0647-JD (Photo Credit: NASA)

Scientists Find Galaxy 13.3 Billion Light-Years Away

The universe is filled with stuff, and a lot of it is far away, very far away. Scientists have a new record holder for the furthest galaxy from Earth.

11/16/2012

Sally Ride (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.

07/24/2012

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft atop rocket Falcon 9 lifts off from Pad 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Titusville, Florida. The launch makes SpaceX the first commercial company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)

SpaceX Founder Elon Musk To Speak To Caltech Grads

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is set to address graduates at the California Institute of Technology two weeks after his rocket startup returned from a historic flight to the International Space Station.

06/15/2012

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The Final Mining Frontier? High-Tech Tycoons Plan To Mine Asteroids

A group of high-tech tycoons wants to mine nearby asteroids, hoping to turn science fiction into real profits.

04/24/2012

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