Researchers discuss why alien life in our solar system looks likelier than ever.
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Jacqueline Hewitt discusses how NASA's TESS exoplanet mission has already changed the institute she directs and will bring about further evolution in the years to come.
The just-launched Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) could soon provide the breakthrough identification of dozens of potentially habitable exoplanets right in our cosmic backyard.
A newfound star in a nearby galaxy appears to have cheated death by blowing up at least twice as a supernova. It could be a throwback to the first stars that ever formed.
The prevailing view of the universe has just passed a rigorous new test, but the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy remain frustratingly unsolved.
New telescopes and techniques are helping scientists probe exoplanets in their earliest stages of development.
The hunt for gravitational waves took decades — what's it like to see the target of your life's work finally revealed?
Proving Einstein wrong, a new discovery opens the door to quantum encryption and "spooky action at a distance."
Learn the latest about Pluto in a live Google Hangout with NASA New Horizons co-lead Richard Benzel, team member Cathy Olkin, and Pluto expert Michael Brown.
A massive new telescope under construction in Chile, the LSST, will be one of the largest eyes on the sky — and it's getting scientists excited about what they might find.