NASA Craft Takes First Photo, Finds First Planet

NASA's TESS spacecraft just took its first photo of the night sky, and researchers using that image have found a planet around another star.

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Infrared Findings Challenges Knowledge of Pulsars
Emissions like this have never been seen from a collapsed star befor…
Scientists Discover 'Vulcan' Around Nearby Star
Astronomers find an exoplanet around the same star that Vulcan orbit…
5 Things We Learned From SpaceX's Moon Tourist
Yusaku Maezawa is going around the moon. But beneath the showmanship…
An observatory telescop at Sunspot, New Mexico
Here's Why That Observatory Was Actually Closed
An observatory in New Mexico was mysteriously closed this month whil…
SpaceX Found a Passenger for Its Lunar Flight

The company announced a mystery passenger has signed an agreement to fly around the moon in a SpaceX capsule.

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An observatory telescop at Sunspot, New Mexico
The FBI Mysteriously Close New Mexico Observatory

Staff have been evacuated and the FBI has sent agents and a Blackhawk helicopter to the site, without telling anyone what's going on.

NASA's Asteroid Belt Spacecraft Dawn Is About To Run Out of Fuel

Dawn has spent nearly a decade studying Ceres and Vesta, but it's time is running out.

Maybe NASA's Next Space Station Doesn't Need the Astronauts
People are criticizing NASA’s plan to build a new space station that orbits the Moon. Maybe there’s a way to fix the idea — by le…
Space Elevators Getting First Test in Space

A long way to go, but a Japanese construction company wants to build one by 2050.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Russia: The ISS Air Leak May Have Been Sabotage

The hole discovered by ISS astronauts last week appears machined, raising concerns it was deliberate.

Opportunity May Not Come Back Until January. NASA May Not Give It That Long.

The lost rover may return, but it needs more time than the agency is currently allowing it.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
An Astronaut Plugged the Leak on the Space Station With his Finger

The ISS astronauts later used tape and gauze to seal the hole more permanently.

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NASA IMAGE Satellite
NASA Already Lost the Satellite It Just Found in January

The IMAGE satellite was lost in 2005 and rediscovered early this year. Now, NASA says it may have lost it again.

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Plasma Thrusters Are About To Have Their Moment

Phase Four RF thrusters use plasma and electromagnetism to launch satellites. NASA's interested.

Black Holes Reignite Dead Stars and Turn Them Into Zombies

For a brief, glimmering instance, the dead star can rise.

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Gaseous Streamers Flutter in Stellar Breeze
The Milky Way Died 7 Billion Years Ago And Came Back To Life

The gases of stars tell a fascinating history.

NASA's New Spacecraft Will Fire High-Powered Lasers at Ice

ICESat-2 will give scientists a clear picture of exactly how polar ice is changing.

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Scientists Find Direct Evidence of Water Ice on the Lunar Surface

The water on the surface of the moon could possibly support future lunar outposts.