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12 New Moons Found Orbiting Jupiter loading...
12 New Moons Found Orbiting Jupiter
Astronomers went looking for a far-off mystery planet and found a cadre of worlds much closer to home.
Right Stuff for Life Found on Small Saturn Moon loading...
Right Stuff for Life Found on Small Saturn Moon
Data from a dead spacecraft suggest that this world may be the best place besides Earth for life as we know it.
See How NASA Helped An Artist Create Stunning Drawings of Glaciers loading...
See How NASA Helped An Artist Create Stunning Drawings of Glaciers
As part of National Geographic's Short Film Showcase
National Geographic Explorer and Space Architect Dies at 53 loading...
National Geographic Explorer and Space Architect Dies at 53
A pioneer in her field, Constance Adams’ love of the solar system and Earth fueled her life’s work.
Mars Rover Powers Down During Dust Storm—But It's Not Dead Yet loading...
Mars Rover Powers Down During Dust Storm—But It's Not Dead Yet
A huge dust cloud has swallowed up a quarter of the red planet's surface, threatening NASA's Opportunity rover.
Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars loading...
Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars
Two landmark discoveries reveal organic carbon on the red planet, shaping the future hunt for life on Mars.
Surprise! Pluto Has Dunes Made of Methane 'Sand' loading...
Surprise! Pluto Has Dunes Made of Methane 'Sand'
The tiny world shouldn’t have enough atmosphere to create wind-sculpted dunes. So what’s going on?
Is an Interstellar Asteroid Trapped Near Jupiter? Get the Facts. loading...
Is an Interstellar Asteroid Trapped Near Jupiter? Get the Facts.
The bizarre asteroid known as 2015 BZ509 is being touted as the first known interstellar visitor to stay in our solar system.
Water Geysers Likely Found on This 'Alien' Ice Moon loading...
Water Geysers Likely Found on This 'Alien' Ice Moon
Data from the Galileo probe have reignited the possibility that Jupiter's moon Europa is spouting plumes into space.
Are Marsquakes Anything Like Earthquakes? NASA Is About to Find Out. loading...
Are Marsquakes Anything Like Earthquakes? NASA Is About to Find Out.
A new spacecraft that just launched will investigate why and how much the red planet rumbles.
How This New Probe Will Hunt for 'Alien' Earths loading...
How This New Probe Will Hunt for 'Alien' Earths
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will find whole new worlds at the right distances for us to spot signs of life.
Exclusive: How We Made the First 3-D Virtual Reality Video in Space loading...
Exclusive: How We Made the First 3-D Virtual Reality Video in Space
Astronaut Paolo Nespoli had to get creative to shoot this stunning footage aboard the International Space Station.

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