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Artist conception of Kepler-186f, which  orbits a red dwarf star about 500 light years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.  (Image credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech)

Astronomers Spot Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Kepler-186f is a rocky planet that orbits a red dwarf star 500 light years away and exists in the Goldilocks zone, where conditions for life may be just right.

04/17/2014

Asteroid 2103 TV135 is unlikely to hit Earth when it returns in 2032. But astronomers will keep a close eye on it just in case. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Large Asteroid Just Missed Earth In Sept., Coming Back In 2032

Scientists say a large asteroid came near to Earth in September and will return in 2032.

10/19/2013

Astronomers say this asteroid could hit Earth on March 16th, 2880. (JPL/NASA)

Asteroid Could Be On Collision Course With Earth…In 2880

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – If some astronomers are right, humans might go the way of the dinosaurs in 866 years. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory say an asteroid over half-a-mile wide could be […]

CBS Tampa–10/12/2013

New readings from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity show that the Martian surface has almost no trace of methane – a sign that the planet likely doesn't support living microbes. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)

Study: Mars Has Too Little Methane To Support Life

New readings from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity show that the Martian surface has almost no trace of methane – a sign that the planet likely doesn’t support living microbes.

09/22/2013

File photo of an asteroid. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltec via Getty Images)

NASA Mission To Lasso Asteroid Could Eventually Cost More Than $2.6 Billion

Surrounded by engineers, NASA chief Charles Bolden inspected a prototype spacecraft engine that could power an audacious mission to lasso an asteroid and tow it closer to Earth for astronauts to explore.

CBS Tampa–05/24/2013

The official seal of the National Aeoronautics and Space Administration (NASA) decorates a podium at NASA headquarters on June 13, 2002 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Ex-NASA Worker Claims He Was Fired For Intelligent Design Beliefs

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has landed robotic explorers on the surface of Mars, sent probes to outer planets and operates a worldwide network of antennas that communicates with interplanetary spacecraft.

03/12/2012

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