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  1. A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life
    Astronomers have found a planet circling Ross 128, a quiet red star in our own galactic neighborhood.
  2. NASA’s Rocket to Deep Space May Not Be Ready Until 2020
    Technological hiccups, a tornado and other factors have slowed the Space Launch System that NASA hopes will carry astronauts to the moon and Mars.
  3. Life on Mars: Return to Earth
    In the series finale of our 360 video series, "Life on Mars," the six crew members living in isolation for a NASA-funded research study exit their habitat in Hawaii after eight months. Follow their return from Mars-like conditions and how they adjust to everyday life.
  4. LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time
    Seen and heard, the fireball is a stunning breakthrough into kilonovas, bursts of energy believed to produce metals like gold and uranium in the universe.
  5. Trilobites: Astronomers Race to Study a Mystery Object From Outside Our Solar System
    The object, faster than known asteroids or comets, was first spotted by a telescope in Hawaii, and is leaving just as quickly as it arrived.
  6. It Was a Universe-Shaking Announcement. But What Is a Neutron Star Anyway?
    Here are answers to some questions you might have about the discovery that was announced on Monday.
  7. Cassini Vanishes Into Saturn, Its Mission Celebrated and Mourned
    Orbiting the ringed planet since 2004, the spacecraft solved some mysteries and made discoveries that upended our notions about the solar system.
  8. Cassini Is Gone. Here Are the Next Space Missions to Watch Out For.
    Now that Cassini has gone out in a blaze of glory, here's our guide to cosmic missions over the next decade that you should get excited about now.
  9. Back to Saturn? Five Missions Proposed to Follow Cassini
    Although NASA does not have yet a follow-up mission to Saturn on its schedule, scientists are dreaming up ideas for one.
  10. Chasing Shadows for a Glimpse of a Tiny World Beyond Pluto
    From just five blinks of starlight, scientists now know more about the next destination of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.
  11. Feature: The Loyal Engineers Steering NASA’s Voyager Probes Across the Universe
    As the Voyager mission is winding down, so, too, are the careers of the aging explorers who expanded our sense of home in the galaxy.


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