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First Earth-size planet that may hold water confirmed

Kepler-186f orbits an M dwarf star in the constellation Cygnus. More importantly, it's the first confirmed Earth-size, potentially habitable planet elsewhere in the universe.

By April 17, 2014

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NASA's Kepler space telescope spots 'wobbly' new planet

The new planet, known as Kepler-413b, has an extremely irregular orbit that seems to move up and down. It also has no surface to stand on.

By February 4, 2014

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NASA balks at billionaire's request for Mars mission aid

First "space tourist" Dennis Tito asks agency to chip in with some new rockets and cash for a 2017 manned mission. NASA says thanks, but no thanks.

By November 21, 2013

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NASA's Kepler telescope and the quest for life out there

The question "Is anybody out there?" grows more tantalizing with the discovery of each new far-off planet. CBS Sunday Morning talks to scientists searching for clues.

By April 28, 2013

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Orbital's Antares rocket makes successful test flight

The Antares launched smoothly from Virginia's Wallops Flight Facility and released a simulated cargo ship. It's slated to follow SpaceX's Falcon 9 as a commercial ISS resupply craft.

By April 21, 2013

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NASA has found 3 nice, habitable planets for us to choose from

The agency's Kepler space telescope locates three planets -- in two new planetary systems -- that are the right distance from their suns to make them potentially life-supporting.

By April 18, 2013

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Station astronauts enjoy 'new car smell' of SpaceX cargo craft

Space station astronauts opened up the newly arrived SpaceX cargo ship early Saturday, kicking off a busy few days of work to unload the commercial spacecraft.

By May 26, 2012

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NASA's Kepler finds Earth-size worlds orbiting another star

The space telescope picks out two confirmed Earth-size planets in orbit around a star 1,000 light years away, the smallest extra-solar planets yet discovered.

By December 20, 2011

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Earth-like planet found in distant sun's habitable zone

In a long-awaited milestone, astronomers using a NASA space telescope have found a roughly Earth-size world, Kepler-22b, orbiting around a sun-like star where conditions may be favorable for life.

By December 5, 2011

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Tatooine planet Kepler-16b orbits two suns

NASA's Kepler telescope has discovered a planet that orbits two suns, just like Luke Skywalker's homeworld of Tatooine.

By September 16, 2011