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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.

NASA's massive new megarocket will blow the hatches off the Saturn V

The debate is on as to which NASA rocket is the baddest dog on the launch pad.

If you want the treasury to make this sweet Apollo 11 coin, you better call your senator

We’re three years away from the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, and the United States Treasury was looking to commemorate the occasion with a sweet space-centric coin. But there’s just one problem.

This is NASA's humanoid robot that will help humans explore Mars and beyond

It’s a staple of science fiction, and for good reason — robots can come in handy when you’re exploring the dangerous recesses of space. So meet the humanoid robot NASA wants to send along with future astronauts.

That time NASA accidentally sold a piece of irreplaceable Apollo history for less than $1,000

As far as space geeks go, Illinois native Nancy Carlson was probably the luckiest one on the planet — at least until NASA detained her legally purchased Apollo relic and she had to sue to (maybe) get it back.

Meet the unsung women of NASA's early years in first trailer for Hidden Figures

The forgotten women of NASA get their due in new historical space race drama, Hidden Figures.

Watch: Neil deGrasse Tyson on why he thinks private space firms will never go to Mars

SpaceX is currently planning to put humans on Mars close to a decade before NASA gets there, but everyone’s favorite astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t believe it’ll happen. Why?