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A pair of papers published this week argue that water vapor is present on K2-18 b, a temperate planet some 111 light-years from Earth.
The uproar over presidential intrusion on weather forecasting centers around both concrete details and the bipartisan value of public safety.
Hurricane Dorian moved northward along the coast of North Carolina Friday as a Category 1 storm. Could a nuclear bomb stop it?
While Hawaii's protested Mauna Kea is still the favored spot, the Thirty-Meter Telescope is now seeking a backup permit in Spain's Canary Islands.
Kabuki performers take part in the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup ahead of the Pool A game between Russia and Japan, at Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 20.
On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, our reporter interviews two of the 12 astronauts to set foot on the moon. Listen to their stories.
The moon landing advanced science, boosted the U.S. in its global competition with the Soviet Union, and opened up the possibilities of space travel.
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NASA's Johnson Space Center has recreated its Apollo-era Mission Control to evoke 1969. The exhibit, meticulously restored down to the tan carpeting and gray-green wallpaper, opens to the public June 28 in Houston.
Moon rocks hold keys to the universe. Scientists have studied them to determine the age of the surfaces of Mars and Mercury, and established that Jupiter likely formed closer to the sun and later migrated outward.
Scientists at Yale University have found that quantum jumps are not as instantaneous or as unpredictable as scientists previously thought.
It's been 50 years since the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. But today many Americans have a different idea of what the space program should be focused on – and it might not include a trip to Mars.
The ability to study DNA revolutionized the field of biology. But to study it, scientists first have to extract DNA molecules from the rest of an organism.
Home DNA test kits are flying off the shelves allowing people to analyze their own genome and those of their relatives. But is that a good thing?
A project at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to restore the American chestnut tree is generating both promise and protest.
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