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2 March 2020
Learn why and how we study exoplanets, and how you can get involved.
Scientists are searching for 100 Earth-like planets around other stars, and you can help.
Swapna Krishna ● 12 March 2020
The habitable zone is the not-too-hot, not-too-cold region around a star where liquid water can exist.
Emily Lakdawalla ● 2 March 2020
Lava worlds. Hot Jupiters. Earth 2.0 candidates. Here's a rundown of some notable exoplanets.
Emily Lakdawalla & Staff ● 2 March 2020
Some methods almost sound like science fiction: Using gravity as a magnifying glass, watching stars wobble at turtle-like speeds, and searching for tiny dips in starlight.
WFIRST, NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, is the next step in our hunt for Earth-sized exoplanets.
• December 03, 2018
NASA's Anne McClain, Canada's David Saint-Jacques, and Russia's Oleg Kononenko are on their way to the ISS.
• October 11, 2018
About two minutes after liftoff, the Soyuz vehicle carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin to orbit failed.
• October 02, 2018
A collection of before and after slider images showing how views of planets in our solar system have changed over the years since NASA was created.
• August 03, 2018
Four NASA astronauts and one commercial employee are expected to launch aboard SpaceX and Boeing-operated vehicles in 2019.
• May 25, 2018
NASA and Orbital ATK are planning a one-minute test burn before Cygnus leaves the station.
• May 16, 2018
By 2025, NASA wants to create a new humans-in-LEO market, and then become the non-primary customer for that new market.
• March 15, 2018
An important American flag is lost and found aboard the International Space Station.
• February 20, 2018
The International Space Station may go away in 2025. Will private space stations be ready to fill the gap?
• January 17, 2018
SpaceX and Boeing might not be certified to carry astronauts to the International Space Station until 2019 or 2020.
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