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Three Potentially Habitable Worlds Found Around Nearby Ultracool Dwarf Star

Astronomers using the TRAPPIST telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory have discovered three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 …

Underground fungi detected from space

Just as a person’s skin indicates if s/he has a healthy diet, colored satellite images of forests in the Smithsonian’s Forest Global Earth …

These space rocks could save the planet

The box was inconspicuous, but Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory(LLNL) postdoctoral researcher Megan Bruck Syal immediately knew its contents: …

NASA directly observes fundamental process of nature for 1st time

Like sending sensors up into a hurricane, NASA has flown four spacecraft through an invisible maelstrom in space, called magnetic reconnection. …

The Week in Review: Eyes on Invictus Games

Five hundred wounded servicemen and women from across the world were in Orlando, Florida this week to compete in the Invictus Games.<p>Over four days, athletes from 14 countries including Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States competed in a host of sports like archery, …

Mysterious dwarf planet is third largest in our solar system

Astronomers have found that a previously overlooked rocky body that lies in the Kuiper belt beyond Neptune is far larger than previously thought, …

Hubble Shatters The Cosmic Distance Record; Most Distant Galaxy 'A Shocker'

Thanks to an incredible combination of luck, technology and human ingenuity, the Hubble Space Telescope has identified, measured and confirmed a galaxy farther away in space — and closer to the Big Bang — than ever before. Because the Universe is expanding, and the fabric of space in between …

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Head-spinning & never-seen-before: NASA releases over 10,000 images from Apollo mission (PHOTOS)

NASA has uploaded dozens of galleries containing over 10,000 photos from the manned Apollo missions. Blurry astronaut faces, stunning lunar vistas …

Inside NASA's Giant Flying Laboratory

NASA takes a 36-year-old plane to some of the most dangerous skies on Earth, but ex-military pilots say they're careful not to "commit suicide by science."<p>I'm flying in the cockpit of one of the world's largest flying laboratories, looking out at some storm clouds illuminated by the lights of …

Russia's next space station trip will take days, not hours

It's not a great time to be a Russian cosmonaut. Thanks to the International Space Station making a maneuver to avoid space junk, the next Soyuz spacecraft's flight (due September 2nd) will take two days to reach the station instead of the relatively brisk six hours of recent trips. That's more …

Twin Jet Nebula spreads its wings in new Hubble photo

Twin shells of colorful gas shoot into space 2,000 light-years from Earth in a newly-released photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>The colorful …