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Astronomers discover 1st possible exoplanets in another galaxy

“We are able to study them, unveil their presence and even have an idea of their masses. This is very cool science.”

Where is Elon Musk’s car going?

It was meant to go into an orbit that would take it past Mars, but where’s it going really? Plus, see outer space from the vantage point of Starman, the mannequin in Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster, and much more.

Martian dust cascades

This image from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows streaks forming on slopes when dust cascades downhill.

Elon Musk, on Falcon Heavy’s triumphant launch

Follow Musk’s description of the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy lift vehicle, which will give the U.S. a capability in space not seen since the Saturn V rockets of the Apollo era.

James Webb Telescope arrives in California

The James Webb Telescope’s 2 component halves had been undergoing testing in Houston. They’re now at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in California, about to be assembled.

TRAPPIST-1 worlds likely terrestrial and water-rich

Terrestrial means more like Earth than Jupiter or Saturn. Water-rich means a potential for life. New insights about the 7 planets orbiting the nearby star TRAPPIST-1.

Watch online as 2 asteroids sweep close this week

How to watch online this week as 2 newly discovered asteroids – 2018 CB and 2018 CC – sweep closer to Earth than the moon.

When is the next supermoon?

We’ve just passed a series of 3 full supermoons. The next supermoons of 2018 will be the new moons of June, July and August.

Asteroid to buzz by Super Bowl Sunday

How to watch online as asteroid 2002 AJ129 – a relatively massive, fast-moving asteroid – passes at about 10 times the moon’s distance on February 4, 2018.

Mount Sharp photobombs Mars rover selfie

Mars’ Mount Sharp – whose flanks are the focus of the Curiosity rover’s studies on Mars – photobombed this January 2018 selfie of the rover.