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Explore the vast reaches of space and mankind’s continuing efforts to conquer the stars, including theories such as the Big Bang, the International Space Station, plus what the future holds for space travel and exploration.

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Here's the Buzz on Alcohol in Space

While alcohol consumption is not completely alien to the space program, not much is known about its effects on the body outside our atmosphere.

Ploonets: When Moons Become Planets

Did you know that a moon can leave its orbit around a large planet and go out on its own?

NASA's Dragonfly Rotorcraft to Explore Saturn's Giant Moon Titan

Titan is the only moon in the solar system with much of an atmosphere, and the only one known to have liquid rivers, lakes and seas on its surface.

How Area 51 Works

Less than 100 miles from Las Vegas, is the most famous secret military installation on the planet: Area 51. For decades, the U.S. government refused to acknowledge it existed. But now, the secret is out.

Apollo 11 One Giant Leap For Mankind

We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic journey to the moon.

LISA: Detecting Exoplanets Using Gravitational Waves

The planned Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, or LISA, will be able to detect the gravitational waves generated by massive collisions in the deep cosmos.

Quiz: Apollo 11, the First Moon Landing

Let's see how much you know about Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and the adventure that immortalized them.

Rare Asteroid Discovered With Fastest Orbit Around the Sun

Researchers at the Zwicky Transient Facility have found an asteroid in Earth's orbit. And this one has the shortest year yet.

Can a Helicopter Fly on Mars? NASA Says Yes

NASA has built a lightweight robotic helicopter capable of flying in the thin atmosphere of Mars.

Why Does Jupiter Have 79 Moons When Earth Just Has One?

Scientists recently found 12 more moons revolving around Jupiter, bringing its total to 79. Why does Jupiter have so many darn moons? Is there any advantage to that?

Why Are Planets Almost Spherical?

Why not cylindrical? Or even cube-shaped?

Two for Teegarden: Pint-sized Star System Discovered Right Next Door

And one of the exoplanets in the Teegarden star system could have a temperature range between 32 and 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

Worm, Strawberry, Blue: Every Full Moon Has a Name

Everyone's heard of the blue moon and the harvest moon, but did you know every full moon of the year has a name? What are the names and when do the moons occur?

$58 Million Could Land You on International Space Station

And an additional $11,000 will allow you to use the space toilet.

NASA Is Sending an Atomic Clock Into Deep Space

Will this groundbreaking clock revolutionize space travel? NASA is banking on it.

Want to Find Past Life on Mars? Dive Deep Into Earth First

The mysterious microbes living more than half a mile beneath the deepest ocean floors could have something to teach us about Martian life.

NASA Sets Launch Times With Science and Precision

Launching a rocket into space takes all types of precision and physics. And knowing the exact time to get the launch right is a science in itself.

White Dwarfs Can Shred Planets to Pieces

So what does that mean for good ol' Earth someday?

The Truth Behind the Rogue Planet Nibiru

The idea of planet Nibiru has captivated doomsday prophets and conspiracy theorists for decades, but nobody has proven its existence. What's the deal?

How Will We Colonize Other Planets?

We've been cruising to and from the International Space Station since 2000. Isn't it about time we started moving on to other space destinations and establishing human outposts?

Eugene Shoemaker: The Only Human Buried on the Moon

Eugene Shoemaker's contributions to lunar science were legendary. In a fitting tribute, NASA sent his ashes to the moon.

NASA's InSight Mission Detects Its First Marsquake

The wait is over. NASA confirms Mars is seismically active.

The Lyrid Meteor Shower Is Back — Here's What You Need to Know

Every April, the Lyrid meteor shower fills the sky with 'shooting stars.' Here's how to see them.

The First Image of a Black Hole Is Here

It may be supermassive, but snagging this one-of-a-kind pic was no easy feat.


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