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NASA wants to send a submarine into the largest ocean on Saturn's moon Titan

Saturn’s moon Titan is one of the most interesting sites in our solar system, and NASA wants to build a high-tech submarine to explore its icy depths.

Scientists working on real-life 'hibernation' tech to send future colonists to Mars

It’s been a staple of science fiction for decades, and now scientists are looking into the viability of real-life stasis technology that could be the missing link to exploring our solar system.

Scientists have found a galaxy comprised almost entirely of dark matter

We might be making strides in mapping out or little corner of the Milky Way, but the universe still has more than a few mysteries left to keep us guessing. Case in point: a galaxy made up almost entirely of dark matter.

SETI investigating mysterious, extraterrestrial signal from deep space star system

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program has spent decades scanning the heavens looking for potentially alien signals — and it sounds they just picked one up.

Image of the Day: A NASA probe just flew closer to Jupiter than any time in history

It’s taken a little over five years, but NASA’s Juno space probe has finally reached Jupiter — and here’s the closest pic humanity has ever taken of the gorgeous planet.

This crowdfunded documentary aims to chronicle a year in a simulated Mars mission

Six faux astronauts have spent the past year living in a dome on a remote volcano in Hawaii, simulating the closest thing possible to actually spending a year camped out on Mars. 

Scientist detects supernovae remnants buried in our ocean floor

The leftovers of scattered stardust may have been unearthed at the bottom of the deep blue sea.

Why it took astronomers until now to find Proxima b, that planet just around the corner

Humanity has been identifying planets outside our solar system for a long time, so how on Earth (no pun intended) did we miss the closest potential planet orbiting our closest star?

Here's how we could actually get to that new, Earth-like planet just a star away

The scientific world is still buzzing from news that a potentially habitable planet has been discovered orbiting the nearest star to Earth (other than the sun, of course). But the real question is, how can we actually get there?

NASA wants to repurpose used, orbiting rocket fuel tanks as space habitats

It’s not cheap to get stuff into space, especially stuff that’s really big and heavy. So, if we’re looking to build the next generation of space stations, why not use the stuff that’s already up there?

The International Space Station is officially ready for the private spaceflight era

At almost 20 years old, the International Space Station (ISS) might be showing its age these days — but that doesn’t mean it can’t have a few more tricks left up its sleeve.

After 2 years of silence, NASA has finally reestablished contact with a long-lost spacecraft

Typically where space stuff is concerned, two hours of lost contact means your craft is almost certainly gone. But NASA just hit the long-lost spacecraft lotto.