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NASA, ULA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch...

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to...
X-ray data may be first evidence of a star devouring a planet

Largest haul of extrasolar planets for Japan

Forty-four planets in solar systems beyond our own have been unveiled in one go, dwarfing the usual number of confirmations from extrasolar surveys, which...

Local Winds Play Key Role in Some Megafires

Although drought and overgrown forests are often blamed for major fires in the western United States, new research using unique NASA before-and-after data from...

Mars terraforming not possible using present-day technology

Science fiction writers have long featured terraforming, the process of creating an Earth-like or habitable environment on another planet, in their stories. Scientists themselves...

Traveling to the sun: Why won’t Parker Solar Probe melt?

This summer, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will launch to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere, than any mission before it....

NASA’s Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in ‘Habitable Zone’

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance...

First Earth-Size Planet Is Discovered in Another Star’s ‘Habitable Zone’

A team of astronomers that includes Penn State scientists has discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the...

NASA: Vitamin B3 Might Have Been Made in Space, Delivered by...

Ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites, according to a new analysis by NASA-funded researchers. The...

Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

A new study shows that soybean plants can be redesigned to increase crop yields while requiring less water and helping to offset greenhouse gas...

New Study Outlines ‘Water World’ Theory of Life’s Origins

Life took root more than four billion years ago on our nascent Earth, a wetter and harsher place than now, bathed in sizzling ultraviolet...

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