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Artist's view of the Kepler space telescope. Image Credit/NASA

NASA’s prolific Kepler alien planet hunter has received a potential four-year extension to continue its search for Earth-like worlds circling within the habitable zones of distant stars.

The Kepler space telescope’s just ending 3 1/2 year prime mission has produced more than 2,300 exo-planet candidates and...

Space station commander Suni Williams prepares for a spacewalk. Photo Credit/NASA Photo


Just days before she is scheduled to return to Earth after a four month mission, International Space Station commander Suni Williams will join with fellow NASA astronaut Kevin Ford on Thursday to host a live two-way event with middle and high school students whose experiments...

This infrared image was taken at 1.6 microns with the Keck 2 telescope on Mauna Kea. The star is seen here behind a partly transparent coronagraph mask to help bring out faint companions. The mask attenuates the light from the primary by roughly a factor of 1000. The young brown dwarf companion in this image has a mass of about 32 Jupiter masses. The...

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Future human crews strolling around on Mars need to keep an eye on the Martian sky – for one they’ll have to be on the lookout for incoming objects.

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has spotted a cluster of impact craters that formed sometime between August 2005 and November 2010.

The new craters were first discovered in a MRO...

Using a developmental version of a space Internet, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams commanded a robot on a mock planetary surface in Germany to move forward and take pictures with a laptop aboard the International Space Station.

Sunita Williams, left, works aboard the International Space Station, with Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide in the background. Photo Credit/...


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