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The moon as seen by astronauts in space.

Earth’s air supply may reach nearly 400,000 miles into space — so far that the moon constantly flies through it

Our planet's gases reach so far into space that they envelope the moon. The discovery could help astronomers refine deep-space observation data.
The Orpheus drone was launched into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Cod in September.

NASA is testing a new submarine that will hunt for undiscovered sea life — and scientists eventually want it to look for aliens on Europa

The Orpheus drone submarine is designed to sit on the bottom of the ocean, but scientists at NASA hope a similar vehicle will one day go into space.
Elon Musk and SpaceX are developing a stainless-steel rocket ship called Starship.

Elon Musk says SpaceX is developing a ‘bleeding’ heavy-metal rocket ship. Making it work may be 100 times as hard as NASA’s most dif...

SpaceX is building a steel launch system called Starship for the moon and Mars, but some aerospace experts say Elon Musk's new design won't be easy.
A photo of China's Chang'e 4 lander, which landed on the moon's far side on January 3, 2019. The mission's rover took this picture.

Amazing NASA satellite photos show China’s new lunar lander and rover on the far side of the moon

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed China's Chang'e 4 lander and rover on the moon's far side (not "dark side").
NASA's Mars Opportunity rover in March 2014.

‘This is a hard day:’ NASA’s Opportunity rover is dead, ending the longest-running Mars mission in history

The Opportunity rover hasn't returned NASA's calls. Its lasting silence means the agency's Mars Exploration Rovers program has come to an overdue end.

NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover is dead after nearly 15 years on the red planet. Take a look back at its unlikely journey.

The Opportunity rover launched toward Mars more than 15 years ago. But after a giant dust storm, the machine went completely dark.
New Horizons took this detailed image of a space object called 2014 MU69 (or "Ultima Thule") at 12:26 a.m. EST on January 1, 2019.

‘We’ve never seen something like this orbiting the sun’: Scientists are puzzled by the shape of the most distant object ever explore...

NASA's New Horizons probe sent back new images of space rock Ultima Thule. The sequence revealed an object flatter in shape than scientists thought.
A picture of Neptune taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft, showing a since-vanished dark storm.

The Hubble telescope has discovered a ‘dark vortex’ raging on Neptune that would swallow 20% of Earth’s surface

New pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal a mysterious "dark tempest" storm raging on Neptune and a "giant" frigid cap on top of Uranus.
A view of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program to launch astronauts into orbit from US soil.

SpaceX may launch its new spaceship for NASA in March — a vital test to help show it can safely fly astronauts

SpaceX and Boeing have built new spaceships to fly NASA astronauts. SpaceX's first test launch is slated for March 2 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Sustainable Bioproducts gets the ingredients for its 'super protein' from the depths of Yellowstone's volcanic hot springs.

A food startup backed by 2 industry giants is diving into the alt-meat market with a ‘super protein’ enabled by a discovery in Yellowstone...

A new 'super protein' startup launched with backing from Silicon Valley VC firm 1955 Capital and the venture arms of global food companies Danone and ADM.