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Nearby Super-Earth is Best Habitable Candidate So Far, Astronomers Say

On a clear night, you might be able to spot the red dwarf star Gliese 832 through a backyard telescope, as it is just 16 light years away. Today, …

SuperEarths with Exposed Continents Boost Probability of Extraterrestrial Life

Super-Earths likely have more stable climates as compared to water-worlds, and therefore larger habitable zones where alien life could thrive. In the …

Under a Blood Moon: 1st Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014 Wows Stargazers (Photos)

The moon took on an eerie blood-red hue early Tuesday during the first total lunar eclipse of 2014, a celestial sight that wowed potentially millions …

Total Lunar Eclipse -- The United States was in a prime orbital position and time of day to view the eclipse on April 15, 2014. Depending on local weather conditions, the public got a spectacular view looking into the sky as the moon's appearance changed from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and perhaps gray. The eclipse is a phenomenon that occurs when the Earth, moon and sun are in perfect alignment, blanketing the moon in the Earth's shadow. The United States will not be able to witness a full lunar eclipse in its entirety again until 2019. This image was taken in San Jose, Calif. Credit: NASA Ames Research Center/Brian Day #nasagoddard #eclipse #bloodmoon

Is Saturn Making a New Moon?

Congratulations! It’s a baby… moon? A bright clump spotted orbiting Saturn at the outermost edge of its A ring may be a brand new moon in the process …

NASA set to unveil latest spacesuit design - with public's help

Anticipating its astronauts will soon encounter unprecedented environs in space, NASA is set to unveil the new Z-2 spacesuit for deep-space …

Saturn Might Have A New Baby Moon Named Peggy

It's not like Saturn needs another moon to look after — it's already got 53 officially, with nine more labeled as "provisional" (and those are just the ones we know about). But the tiny, icy object nicknamed "Peggy" could prove hard to resist.<p>NASA's Cassini spacecraft spotted evidence of Peggy, …

New Kepler-Mission Discovery Livestreamed by NASA Today 2 PM EDT --Is It a Twin Earth?

The briefing participants are:<p>-- Douglas Hudgins, exoplanet exploration program scientist, NASA's Astrophysics Division in Washington<p>-- Elisa …

Dwarf Planet Discovery Could Help Show Life's Spread Through Solar System

On March 26, researchers announced the discovery of 2012 VP133, an estimated 280-mile wide (450-kilometer) object that lies just beyond the Kuiper …