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The Grisly 'Origin Story' Behind the Perseid Meteor Shower loading...
The Grisly 'Origin Story' Behind the Perseid Meteor Shower
The celestial phenomenon was identified long before astronomers took note by devout Christians, who had their own fiery interpretation.
NASA Sets Out to 'Touch the Sun'—Here's How loading...
NASA Sets Out to 'Touch the Sun'—Here's How
By boldly going where no spacecraft has gone before, the Parker Solar Probe will attempt to solve big mysteries about our nearest star.
Would a U.S. Space Force Be Legal? Get the Facts. loading...
Would a U.S. Space Force Be Legal? Get the Facts.
As the Trump Administration calls for a new military branch, get the plan's pros and cons and learn the rules governing off-world soldiers.
NASA Announces Crews for Private 'Space Taxi' Project loading...
NASA Announces Crews for Private 'Space Taxi' Project
The initiative will end dependence on Russian transport to the International Space Station. But the deadline is getting dangerously close.
Are We Alone? Maybe. The Better Question is, Can We Survive? loading...
Are We Alone? Maybe. The Better Question is, Can We Survive?
Whether we're alone in the universe depends on whether alien societies overcame the climate change their advances created, says a new book.
How to Watch the Longest 'Blood Moon' Eclipse of the Century loading...
How to Watch the Longest 'Blood Moon' Eclipse of the Century
The record-setting lunar eclipse paired with an extra-close Mars will soon have sky-watchers seeing red.
Underground Lake Found on Mars? Get the Facts. loading...
Underground Lake Found on Mars? Get the Facts.
The 12-mile-wide reservoir could solve a Martian mystery—and offer a new target in the hunt for extraterrestrial life.
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.

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