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A long-duration space exploration home on the slopes of Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawaii. Credit: HI-SEAS/Angelo Vermeulen


Efforts to revive NASA’s Kepler space telescope, the space based observatory now credited with identifying 3,548 possible alien planets in the Milky Way galaxy will enter a new diagnostic phase this week, according to program manager Roger Hunter.

Artist's illustration of NASA's Kepler space telescope. Image credit/NASA

The latest efforts are intended to determine whether Kepler...

Dr. Xiaodong Yang (left) and Dr. Joshua Rovey were selected for funding by the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. Photo credit: Brianna Bales


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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is now 70 percent of the way along its journey to the Pluto system. It carries a sophisticated package with eight scientific instruments comprised of imagers, UV and IR spectrographs, plasma analyzers, a dust counter, and radio science.

The probe’s payload was designed to reconnoiter the surfaces,...


The U. S. Curiosity rover will mark a triumphant first anniversary on the surface of Mars on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Curiosity self portrait. Photo Credit/NASA

The anniversary activities will include a live NASA Webcast featuring top agency officials as well as astronauts aboard the International Space Station who will discuss Curiosity’...

The LADEE spacecraft awaits spin balance testing, conducted to ensure stability during flight, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia July 10. Credit: NASA/Patrick Black



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