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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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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?

Can the Government See Which Websites I Visit?

To what extent is U.S. intelligence able to conduct surveillance on the internet activity and electronic communications of U.S. citizens?

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.

Do Astronauts Need Sunscreen in Space?

We know space is awash in ultraviolet radiation. So how are astronauts protected from all those UV rays?

The Superb Moon Quiz

In the darkness of space, we’re comforted by our moon, the circular inspirer of song lyrics, poetry, and wannabe astronauts. But what do you really know about the moon and its history? Take this quiz to find out.

One Family Has Sent Flowers to NASA for More Than 30 Years

The Shelton family from Texas sent their first bouquet in 1998 after the Challenger disaster. And they haven't stopped since.

The Lunar Library: A Backup of Human Knowledge Is Going to the Moon

The moon's getting a new, space-proof library that will serve as an archive for all humanity.

Hunting for Martians in the Most Extreme Desert on Earth

Rovers are getting some practice hunting for microbes here on Earth before they head to Mars in 2020.

NASA Preps to Send People Back to the Moon

NASA is hoping to begin sending scientific probes to the moon in 2019 on private spacecraft, in preparation for a manned lunar mission in 2028.

The World Cries as 'Oppy' Dies

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity's last words were: "My battery is low and it's getting dark."

Lava Tubes on Earth Could Prepare Us for Life on the Moon and Mars

By studying these geological formations here on Earth, we may be able to learn how to live on other planets.

Our Milky Way Is Warped Like an Old Vinyl Record

It's tricky to see the true shape of the Milky Way when you're stuck inside it. So how did scientists figure it out?

Earth's Oldest Rock May Have Been Discovered (On the Moon!)

The Apollo 14 mission landed on the moon in January 1971, but what the astronauts brought back could be making history now.

Where Did THAT Come From? Hubble Discovers Galactic Neighbor Bedin 1

On a galactic scale, that's kind of like finding a tree in your backyard that you'd never seen before.

Saturn's Rings Will Exist for Just a Blip in Time

No worries though. Jupiter, Neptune or Uranus could create their own beautiful, bright ring display in the distant future.


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