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Exoplanets

NASA Confirms 1,284 Exoplanets Discovered by Kepler Space Observatory

Close to 550 of these newly-validated planets could be rocky planets like Earth based on their size.

Digital Mercury

First USGS Digital Topographic Map of Mercury Shows Entire Surface

Using ISIS, over 100,000 spacecraft images and photos detailing Mercury's landforms and features were combined to create the new digital map.

Commercial benefit of NASA tech

NASA Makes Some of its Patented Tech Freely Available

NASA hopes its technologies can boost the U.S. economy and the quality of life for more Americans.

Holder of a historic first for women

Menstruation in Space: Is It a Problem for Female Astronauts?

The menstruation question was a problem that vexed NASA doctors.

Spacesuits?

Elon Musk and Superhero Costume Designer Create Bad Ass SpaceX Spacesuit

Tux is the key word according to costume designer Jose Fernandez.

China NASA Cooperation

China, NASA Cooperation in Space Exploration Set to Intensify

NASA expects to intensify its cooperation with China in the area of civilian space exploration, as the head of the US space agency described the Asian giant as a "potential partner" and not a threat.

SpaceX Red Dragon landing on Mars (Artist's Concept)

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Collaborates With NASA to Explore Mars by 2018

Elon Musk-owned SpaceX has inked a new deal with NASA to put its spacecraft on Martian soil by 2018. The collaboration marks a new phase in space exploration where the private and public sector are joining hands to conquer the Red Planet. NASA is looking to send humans to Mars by the 2030s.

JWST

James Webb Space Telescope will be Mankind’s Most Powerful Time Machine

Its massive mirror will be capable of detecting the light from the first stars to be born in the Universe.

SpaceX Red Dragon landing on Mars (Artist's Concept)

Historic Landing of SpaceX Red Dragon Spacecraft on Mars in 2018 to Set New Records

Red Dragon will become the first commercial spacecraft to land on the Red Planet.

Spacex

Space-X one Step Closer to Making Private Space Travel a Reality

With its succesful delivery of a cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) and the safe landing of Space X's Falcon 9 reusable rocket, the Elon Musk-lead company has moved humanity a step closer to acheiving the dream of affordable private space aviation.

In Focus: Scott Kelly's Year In Space

NASA Astronauts Start Training for Mars Mission

Astronauts at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) started their training at the Orion spacecraft in complete gear to prepare for their potential trip to Mars.

lake

Global Warming Affects Temperature of World's Lakes, Study Says

NASA and National Science Foundation-funded study indicate that climate change is threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems by continuously warming lakes around the world. Data taken from satellites and ground activities shows that the temperature of 235 lakes around the globe has dramatically changed over the past 25 years.

A unique glimpse of the Earth rising above the moon's lunar surface

Don't Miss NASA's Stunning Photos of Earth Above the Moon

From the white swirls of clouds, the azure sky, ocean radiating sapphire to the nearly liquid lunar surface... Who would dare miss to see NASA's newly released photos of the Earth?

Air pollution in South Asia

Nitrogen Dioxide Levels Over India Increasing, According to Study

The latest NASA research findings shows that the emission of the nitrogen dioxide pollutant increased drastically in South Asia region, including India, between 2005-2014, affecting air quality.

The two lightsaber-like streams crossing the image are jets of energised gas, ejected from the poles of a young star. If the jets collide with the surrounding gas and dust they can clear vast spaces, and create curved shock waves, seen as knotted clumps c

[PHOTO] Cosmic Lightsaber? Protostar Explodes With Powerful Jets

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a protostar exploding with jets of star material via fusion, creating a "cosmic lightsaber".

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