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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:03:00 -0500Searching for alien life is harder than you might think, because whatever is out there might be really odd. So leading astrobiologists are meeting to advise NASA on how to go about looking for it.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:05:00 -0500Noctilucent clouds, high-altitude clouds that appear to glow in the sky at night, usually show up in the Southern Hemisphere summer. Satellite images showed them covering Antarctica in early November.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:04:00 -0500The unmanned rocket stopped transmitting data about six minutes after it took off from Kazakhstan and never made it to space. This is the third botched launch of a Russian spacecraft in two years.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:44:00 -0500The second man to walk on the moon fell ill during a trip to the South Pole and was flown to New Zealand. Aldrin is 86 years old.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:22:00 -0500The space station has a bathroom. But a spacesuit, not so much. So far, astronauts have relied on diapers, but NASA calls that a "very temporary" fix. It is offering $30,000 for a better idea.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 04:51:00 -0500The James Webb Space Telescope is undergoing its final series of tests in NASA workshops. It's designed to take even grander images than the Hubble telescope. But deploying it will be a major feat.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:34:00 -0500Astronauts at the International Space Station are planning to spend Thanksgiving in quite a traditional fashion: There will be a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, good company, and football.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:31:00 -0500The asteroid smashed into Earth. And from miles under the Earth's surface, rock hurtled upward to a height twice that of Mount Everest and then collapsed outward to form a ring of mountains.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 16:49:00 -0500On the mission, she's projected to once again become the U.S. astronaut with the most time spent in orbit.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 04:38:00 -0500The GOES-R satellite launched on Nov. 19. It'll enter orbit and sit 22,000 miles above the Americas, monitoring weather on the planet — and in space.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:17:00 -0500Whitson heads to the International Space Station on Thursday's launch. Early next year she turns 57 while still in orbit. John Glenn is the oldest man in space. He was 77 at the time.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 04:36:00 -0500The new telescope will help discover new galaxies and will observe the hydrogen clouds from which stars and planets are born. But not everyone's happy. 9,000 locals were displaced to make room for it.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:35:00 -0500NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Sarah Noble, lunar scientist at NASA, about the supermoon, which is when the moon is at the closest point to Earth along its orbit.
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 15:32:00 -0500It's the nearest supermoon in almost 70 years — and we won't see another like it until 2034. You have three chances to see the moon at its biggest, on Sunday and Monday.
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 08:18:00 -0500NPR's Rachel Martin talks to astronomer Jackie Faherty about Monday's supermoon. It will be the closest the moon has been to Earth since 1948.