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Some persistent detective work by SETI astronomer Mark Showalter turned up a tiny new moon of Neptune, the distant blue-green planet’s 14th.

SETI Scientists Finds Tiny Moon of Neptune with Hubble Space Telescope imagery. Photo Credit/NASA/Space Telescope Science Intitute

Showalter made the discovery July 1 after tracking the movement of a white dot that...

Space is about to become a giant photo booth.

This coming week, step outside and get your picture taken. It’s a “...

NASA is refining plans for a second SUV-sized Curiosity rover mission to Mars in 2020 that would search for evidence of past biological activity, a potential international enterprise whose results may address the prospects for life elsewhere in the solar system and perhaps beyond.

A 19-member Science Definition Team selected by NASA earlier this year to study such a robotic mission outlined the strategy in a 200 page report unveiled earlier this week.


Pluto and Charon: New Horizons LOng Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) composite image showing the detection of Pluto’s largest moon, Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute)




U. S.  and Italian spacewalkers sailed through a list of upgrade activities outside the International Space Station on Tuesday, including a solar power cable extension that will flow electricity to Russia’s Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module following the compartment’s launch later this year.

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano rides end of the International Space...


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