Planet

An artist's concept compares Earth (left) to the new planet, called Kepler-452b, which is about 60 percent larger in diameter. (credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle)

Earth’s ‘Bigger, Older Cousin': Scientists Hail Discovery Of Potentially Habitable Planet

Earth has an “older, bigger cousin” about 1,400 light years away, what officials say is the first planet known to be in a habitable zone orbiting a Sun-like star, scientists said Thursday.

07/23/2015

NASA spacecraft Dawn has been snapping pictures of Ceres since its mission began in 2007. (Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

NASA Spacecraft To Capture Close-Up Look At Dwarf Planet

Scientists hope to get a close-up look this week at a planet about the size of Texas that’s lurking in the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter.

03/02/2015

People from Southern Californi and around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA's Cassini mission. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Cassini Releases Mosaic Image Of Earth During ‘Wave At Saturn’

If a picture says a thousand words, then you might say Planet Earth has spoken.

08/21/2013

(credit: AP)

Wanna Boldly Go? Hundreds Volunteer For Proposed One-Way Mission To Mars

If you don’t mind facing some stiff competition — and spending the rest of your life on the Red Planet — this could be the opportunity of a lifetime.

01/14/2011