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March 25, 2019

2020 Mars Helicopter Could Open Alien Skies to Exploration

The little craft’s demonstration mission could lead to big things. A few brief hops in the Martian air two years from now could help open alien […]
May 21, 2018

Weird Space Rock Provides More Evidence for Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’

The solar system just got a bit stranger. As astronomers continue their ongoing quest to find the elusive Planet Nine, a team found a space rock that […]
June 18, 2017

More Alien Worlds! NASA to Announce New Exoplanet Finds Monday

NASA will announce the latest crop of planet discoveries from the Kepler Space Telescope during a briefing Monday morning (June 19). The briefing will be at 11 a.m. […]
April 28, 2017

A spacecraft just flew between Saturn and its rings for the first time ever

NASA’s Cassini is approaching its final days NASA’s 20-year Cassini mission is finally coming to a close. After years of orbiting around the Saturn system and […]
March 7, 2017

Martian Meteorites Could Reveal That the Red Planet Was Wetter Than We Thought

Researchers simulated conditions that occur when a piece of the planet is ejected into space, and their findings could alter assumptions about the water budget of […]
March 4, 2017

Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again, Along With 102 Other Celestial Bodies

According to this new definition, if Pluto becomes a planet, then our moon will too! Way back in 2015, NASA’s New Horizon’s mission flew by the […]
February 13, 2017

Mars 2020 Could Return to Where NASA’s Spirit Rover Roamed

The Columbia Hills region is one of three locations on the Red Planet — along with Jezero Crater and NE Syrtis — that have been identified […]
February 7, 2017

NASA’s Rover Curiosity Reveals Something Weird About Mars’ Ancient Atmosphere

The mystery of how Mars could have once had water flowing on its surface has deepened — the Red Planet‘s early atmosphere likely possessed hundreds of […]
January 24, 2017

NASA’s Curiosity finds new water evidence in possible cracked mud

If true, it’ll be the first mud confirmed by the rover. NASA’s four-year-old Curiosity rover spent 2016 discovering new clues to Mars‘ history, including veins potentially […]