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How JWST confirmed its first exoplanet and opened a new frontier
JWST's observations of the exoplanet LHS 475 b have demonstrated the space telescope's abilities in the realm of rocky exoplanet research.
The live space feeds you should be following right now
Here are some livestreams to save so you can watch rocket launch feeds, space station broadcasts off-Earth, and other space-related activities in real-time.
How JWST will reveal our Solar System beyond Neptune
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will soon give us valuable data on the dozens of distant objects found beyond the orbit of Neptune in a region known as the Kuiper belt.
How NASA will use helicopters to return samples from Mars in 2033
NASA's latest plans for its Mars Sample Return mission will rely on the Perseverance rover and two 'Ingenuity-class' helicopters.
NASA's InSight mission is dying. Next could come the ‘Mars Life Explorer’
If there is Martian life then it could be in ice water under the red planet’s surface. The Mars Life Explorer, included in the most recent Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey, would search for this.
Uranus' mysterious moons: why NASA wants to explore Ariel and Miranda
Are the moons of Uranus "relic" ocean worlds like Ceres or active ocean worlds like Enceladus? A proposed flagship mission aims to find out.
Why this Ceres mission could change the search for alien life
The enigmatic water-rich world in the inner Solar System could be set for a bold new NASA astrobiology mission.
Are we trashing space?
Humans have left many objects throughout space — whether it's archaeology or simply littering is up for debate.
Return to Neptune? The plans to send an orbiter to the elusive planet
Is it time NASA sent an orbiter to study the other blue planet in our solar system? Proposals for missions to study the ice giant planet Neptune and its mysterious moon Triton have been on NASA’s to-do list for over a decade, but until now nothing has happened.