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Why Red Dwarfs Spell 'Doom' for Many Exoplanets

Even if a planet is in the habitable zone, a young star can wreak havoc on its atmosphere.

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NASA Is Preparing for a Fake Asteroid Impact
At an upcoming planetary defense conference, NASA, FEMA, and a colle…
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We've Found the First Traces of "Marsquakes"
Working together, two space agencies find evidence that has eluded s…
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Japan Is Testing Earth's Asteroid Defense System
In order to figure out how asteroids explode, JAXA fired a projectil…
Spacex Prepares For First Manned Spaceflight With NASA Astronauts
SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule Explodes During Test
The U.S. hasn't launched a crewed space mission for nearly 8 years—a…
Giant Meteor Explodes Over East Coast

The green fireball was seen by hundreds of people from Vermont to South Carolina.

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NASA Found the Oldest Molecules in the Universe

Helium hydride has been hiding for 13 billion years. Scientists finally found it.

Earth Was Hit by an Interstellar Asteroid Years Ago, Scientists Claim

Researchers calculate that an asateroid from beyond our solar system burned up in the atmosphere in 2014.

NASA's Newest Planet-Hunting Telescope Has Already Found an Earth-like World

NASA's TESS telescope was only launched a year ago, and is designed to find small Earth-sized exoplanets that may support life.

SpaceX Lost One of Is Recovered Rocket Boosters Because of Rough Seas

After pulling off a perfect triple rocket landing, SpaceX fell victim to misfortune.

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Cassini Found That Titan Has Lakes of Methane Resting on Giant Mesas

The lakes form with processes similar to some that occur on Earth, scientists believe.

SpaceIL Will Try Again After Last Week's Failed Moon Landing

Israeli company SpaceIL is not giving up on its goal of becoming the first private company to land on the moon.

Behind the Scenes of the First Black Hole Photo

Taking the first ever photo of a black hole required an incredible amount of coordination and planning.

SpaceIL's Beresheet Spacecraft Fails To Reach the Moon

The lander experienced engine and communication failures before crashing into the lunar surface.

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Here's What We Learned From NASA's Historic Twin Study

A year on the ISS will alter an identical twin in very small ways.

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Lockheed Martin's New Lunar Lander Wants To Put Humans on the Moon by 2024

With a five-year deadline looming, Lockheed Martin reimagined its lunar lander concept for a speedier timetable.

SpaceX Lands All Three Falcon Heavy Boosters for the First Time

After failing to recover the center stage during last year's maiden flight, SpaceX appears to have fixed the problem.

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We've Seen a Black Hole Directly for the First Time

A supermassive black hole has been revealed.

Collage image with huge US at night with city lights from the outer space from the ISS window. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.
The ISS Has Bacteria and Fungi You'd Find in a Gym or Hospital
The International Space Station is home to all kinds of potentially dangerous bacteria, but scientists are unsure whether they still po…