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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.
• September 22, 2017
Opportunity is continuing its drive down Perseverance Valley, a possible channel that was cut in the inner wall of the 22 km-diameter Endeavour impact crater on ancient Mars.
• July 07, 2017
With the latest drive on sol 4782, Opportunity began the long drive down the floor of Perseverance Valley here on Endeavour Crater.
• June 21, 2017
Opportunity is doing a geologic walkabout at the entrance to Perseverance Valley, an ancient and potentially water-carved feature.
• May 18, 2017
Opportunity has arrived at the head of Perseverance Valley—a possible water-cut valley.
• May 03, 2017
Opportunity has made the final drive in the month-long process that began way up north inside Endeavour Crater earlier this Earth-year.
• March 13, 2017
Opportunity has begun driving down a long southward slope in Endeavour, heading toward Perseverance Valley.
• March 11, 2017
For nearly two years, Opportunity's world has been tilted 10–25 degrees as it drove down to the lower slopes of the wall of Endeavour Crater. Toward the end of last week, Opportunity pulled itself up and over the lip of the crater.
• February 10, 2017
Opportunity has successfully clawed its way to within a few meters of the crater rim after spending the last few months climbing and the last two years inside the crater.
• February 06, 2017
Several sols ago, Opportunity made it up and past the steepest section of its climb out of Endeavour crater.
• January 25, 2017
Amateur space image processor Kevin Gill shares some of his stunning 3D images of Mars, created from real spacecraft data.
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