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Exoplanet WASP-18b Has a Smothering Stratosphere Dominated by Carbon Monoxide (December 4, 2017): NASA says there are no signs of water on WASP-18b and the stratosphere is loaded with carbon monoxide.

Lunar Lava Tube Cave Could House Moon Base (October 21, 2017): A huge lunar lava tube has been discovered on the moon that could be used as a moon base for astronauts and moon colonists.

SpaceX Wants to Take You Anywhere On Earth in Under One Hour (September 29, 2017): SpaceX wants to use rockets to take people anywhere on Earth in less than one hour.

Insect Inspired LAURON Robot Designed for Planetary Exploration (August 1, 2017): This insect inspired robot called Lauron was designed for planetary exploration. It was developed at FZI

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Captures Best Images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot (July 13, 2017): NASA's Juno spacecraft has captured the best images yet of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The images were taken during Juno's flyby on July 10th.

Jupiter is the Oldest Planet in our Solar System (June 14, 2017): Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have determined Jupiter is the oldest planet in our solar system.

Amputated Flatworm Regenerated Into Double-Headed Worm While Traveling in Space (June 13, 2017): Scientists discovered that an amputated flatworm regenerated into a double-headed flatworm during a trip on the Space Station.

NASA Unveils Mars Rover Concept Vehicle (June 10, 2017): NASA unveiled a cool looking black Mars Rover concept vehicle at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex earlier this week.

NASA to Send Solar Probe Directly Into Sun's Atmosphere (May 31, 2017): NASA has announced a mission that will send a solar probe directly into the atmosphere of the sun. It will launch in summer 2018.

JunoCam Image Shows Multiple Storms Over Jupiter's South Pole (May 27, 2017): The JunoCam instrument on NASA's Jupiter spacecraft has revealed multiple oval-shaped storms over Jupiter's south pole.

Astronomers Use ALMA to Investigate DeeDee Planetary Body (April 18, 2017): Astronomers are using ALMA to learn more about the planetary body named DeeDee, a recently discovered far-flung member of our solar system.

NASA: Ingredients For Life Found at Saturn's Moon Enceladus (April 13, 2017): NASA has found the ingredients for life at Saturn's moon Enceladus. NASA's Cassini spacecraft discovered hydrogen in the particles spraying from the moon.

NASA Reveals New Images of Saturn's Moon Pan (March 11, 2017): NASA has shared new images of Saturn's moon Pan. The shape has been compared to a fried egg, ravioli and empanada by space writers.

SpaceX to Send Private Citizens on a Trip Around the Moon in 2018 (February 27, 2017): SpaceX plans to send private citizens on a trip around the Moon in 2018. SpaceX will use its upcoming Crew Dragon spacecraft.

NASA Telescope Finds Seven Earth-Sized Planets in Habitable Zone Around a Single Star (February 22, 2017): Seven Earth-sized planets in the habitable zone have been found around a single star. The system is called TRAPPIST-1

Astronomers and Citizen Scientists Discover Oldest Known Planet-Forming Disk (October 21, 2016): Astronomers have found a star with the oldest known circumstellar disk. The red dwarf star is about 45 million years old.

Hubble Directly Images Possible Water Plumes on Europa (September 26, 2016): Hubble has directly imaged what may possibly be plumes of water on Jupiter's moon Europa.

NASA's WISE Satellite Observes Flares from Stellar Tidal Disruption Events (September 19, 2016): Astronomers have been studying data of flares from stellar tidal distruption events gathered by NASA's WISE satellite.

ESA's Gaia Satellite Maps Over 1 Billion Stars (September 14, 2016): The ESA has released the largest sky survey of celestial objects to date. It contains over 1 billion stars.

Astronomers Discover 63 Previously Unknown Quasars From Ancient Universe (September 12, 2016): A new research paper presents the largest sample yet of distant quasars, nearly doubling the number of ancient quasars previously known.

Rare Daylight Fireball Observed Over North Carolina (September 9, 2016): A rare daylight fireball event was observed over North Carolina yesterday.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes on Launch Pad at Cape Canaveral (September 1, 2016): A SpaceX rocket exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. There was a mission scheduled for later today.

Scientists Complete Yearlong Mars Simulation in Hawaii (August 28, 2016): Scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation. They lived in a dome on Mauna Loa, Hawaii for the entire period.

Dragonfly 44 Galaxy Consists Almost Entirely of Dark Matter (August 28, 2016): Astronomers say Dragonfly 44 is a dark Milky Way sized galaxy that consists almost entirely of dark matter.

Planet Found in Habitable Zone Around Nearest Star to Earth (August 24, 2016): Astronomers have found a planet with a mass similar to that of Earth in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our Sun

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