NASA's future missions will shoot for an icy moon of Saturn, photograph the Big Bang, and more. Here's what's coming in the next 10 years.

In the past year,NASA has announced plans toreturn humans to the moon andsearch for life on one of Saturn’s moons with a nuclear-powered helicopter. NASA’s…

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Astronomers have discovered a potentially habitable world just 31 light-years away, thanks to NASA's planet-hunting telescope

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite telescopediscovered a new planet orbiting a star in the Hydra constellation. When scientists examined the data, they noticed two other…

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Scientists have detected dozens of potential Mars quakes — and the early data suggests Mars may be less Earth-like than we thought

NASA’sInSight landerdetected its first Mars quake in April. Researchers were surprised to find that the quake was similar to quakes on the moon, which suggestsMars’…

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A 'city-killer' asteroid got scarily close to Earth yesterday, and astronomers didn't know about it until it was just days away

Yesterday, a 427-foot-wide asteroid passed within 45,000 miles of Earth. Small asteroids canstrike Earth with the force of many nuclear weapons anddestroy entire cities. NASA…

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Kids in the US and China have starkly different goals, as revealed by a survey that asked them if they'd rather become astronauts or YouTubers

American kids would rather beYouTubers thanastronauts when they grow up, according to a survey byThe Harris Poll. InChina, the trend is reversed — more kids…

Read More Kids in the US and China have starkly different goals, as revealed by a survey that asked them if they'd rather become astronauts or YouTubers