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The space agency has just announced plans to fly to an asteroid, snag a boulder, fly back toward Earth and put the rock in orbit around the moon. Because science.
We often see the moon sailing through our night skies from down here on Earth, but a new NASA video shows a perspective we never get.
A faraway satellite turns its eyes back to its home planet to catch a fresh photo of our Blue Marble suspended against the darkness of space.
NASA's Spitzer telescope confirms a new neighbor in the form of a larger-than-Earth rocky planet outside our solar system.
Data from the Kepler Space Telescope reveals a planet that hits the triumvirate of being just right: It's the right size in the right place, and is circling a star similar to our sun.
If a mission extension is approved, the New Horizons spacecraft will take a short jaunt to a mysterious icy object in the Kuiper Belt.
Rumors of an Earth-shattering asteroid impact scheduled for September are blown off course by NASA applying science to the fear-mongering.
For the first time ever, the Earth and moon pair up to get in the way of the Solar Dynamic Observatory's view of the sun.
When asteroid 2004 BL86 passed near Earth on January 26, it wasn't alone. A small moon came along for the ride.