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Candy, cheese soar to space station to satisfy crew cravingsA cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Saturday, carrying candy and cheese to satisfy the astronauts' cravings. [...]

Wind delays Northrop Grumman's supply run to space stationHigh wind delayed Northrop Grumman's supply run to the International Space Station on Friday. [...]

Earth's cousins: Upcoming missions to look for 'biosignatures' in exoplanet atmospheresScientists have discovered thousands of exoplanets, including dozens of terrestrial—or rocky—worlds in the habitable zones around their parent stars. A promising approach to search for signs of life o [...]

Breakthrough Listen releases 2 petabytes of data from SETI survey of Milky WayThe Breakthrough Listen Initiative today released data from the most comprehensive survey yet of radio emissions from the plane of the Milky Way Galaxy and the region around its central black hole, an [...]

New technologies, strategies expanding search for extraterrestrial lifeEmerging technologies and new strategies are opening a revitalized era in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). New discovery capabilities, along with the rapidly-expanding number of kn [...]

Planetary scientists have revealed the secrets of the atmosphere of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. The team found a chemical footprint in Titan's atmosphere indicating that cosmic rays coming [...]

Data from NASA's New Horizons mission are providing new insights into how planets and planetesimals -- the building blocks of the planets -- were formed. [...]

The early solar system was a chaotic place, with evidence indicating that Mars was likely struck by planetesimals, small protoplanets up to 1,200 miles in diameter, early in its history. Scientists mo [...]

Researchers have developed a new technique for shielding electronics in military and space exploration technology from ionizing radiation. The new approach is more cost effective than existing techniq [...]

Citizen scientists have uncovered a bizarre pairing of two brown dwarfs, objects much smaller than the Sun that lack enough mass for nuclear fusion. The discovery, confirmed by astrophysicists, shows [...]

A Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with more than 8,000 pounds of science investigations and cargo after launching at 3:21 p.m. EST Saturday [...]

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 20, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Stati [...]

NASA has selected Rocket Lab of Huntington Beach, California, to provide launch services for the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) CubeS [...]

Media accreditation is open for an opportunity to view the Artemis I Orion spacecraft following completion of testing at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio. [...]

NASA has selected four Discovery Program investigations to develop concept studies for new missions. [...]