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February 11, 2015


composite of a series of images photographed from a mounted camera on the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, from approximately 240 miles above Earth.

Planets of Double Stars

Extrasolar planets form along misaligned orbits.

August 25, 2014


Pluto and its large moon Charon are depicted in this artist’s concept. The distant Sun appears as a very bright star. Prepared for NASA by Norman W. Lee and Stephen Paul Meszaros

Dwarf Planets

Astronomers made a big discovery in determining Pluto's dwarf planet credentials.

August 29, 2013


three astronauts waiting to go into space

Zero Gravity, Does It Exist?

Is there such a thing as zero gravity?

June 21, 2013


plastic alien toy next to a rock

New Red Planets Might Support Life!

One of the great mysteries: Does life exist elsewhere in the universe. Research has found that such planets may be more common, and much closer, than we think.

December 7, 2012


silver telescope

Moon Found Orbiting Pluto

Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status, but it still has moons. This new moon, called P5 for now, is the fifth moon found orbiting Pluto.

March 1, 2012


star cluster

Space, Hardly Empty

If recent research is correct, the blackness between stars harbors more excitement than you could possibly comprehend.

January 18, 2012


sun up close with sun spots

Does The Sun Spin?

True or false? The sun spins.

June 23, 2011



Collision Course (Planets)

Why are the planets where they are instead of somewhere else?

June 22, 2011



Where Did The Planets That Orbit Our Sun Come From?

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Where did our planets come from?

November 19, 2010


a city with the moon above it

The Dark Side Of The Moon Does Not Exist!

There is no place on the moon that is completely dark. Learn why!

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