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Artist's concept depicts an itsy bitsy planetary system -- so compact, in fact, that it's more like Jupiter and its moons than a star and its planets. Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler mission and ground-based telescopes recently confirmed that the system, called KOI-961, hosts the three smallest exoplanets known so far to orbit a star other than our sun.  NASA-JPL-Caltech
NASA finds 10 new potentially habitable 'Earth-like' worlds
June 19, 2017 - 9:00pm
May 8, 2017
Deaf test subjects prepare for zero-gravity flight. (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives, David Myers Collection)
How deaf men helped NASA understand motion sickness in space
May 8, 2017 - 2:58pm
April 14, 2017
Water worlds: Distant moons may harbor life under frozen seas, NASA says
April 14, 2017 - 7:18pm
February 22, 2017
Artist's concept shows what each of the TRAPPIST-1 planets may look like, based on available data about their sizes, masses and orbital distances.  REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
February 22, 2017 - 4:12pm
December 26, 2016
Mike Gaffey, professor of Space Studies poses for a portrait in his office in Grand Forks, ND on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. (Joshua Komer / Grand Forks Herald)
Earth is likely safe for now from asteroids -- probably
December 26, 2016 - 6:00am
December 24, 2016
Mike Gaffey, a UND Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of space studies, last week shows off a meteorite he keeps in his office in Grand Forks. Gaffey, an asteroid expert, said asteroid tracking programs predict Earth is safe from collisions until 2060, the last year we're currently able to forecast. (Joshua Komer / Grand Forks Herald)
Earth is likely safe for now from asteroids—probably
December 24, 2016 - 2:02pm
November 20, 2016
A living room, foreground, and dining room were furnished with new chairs and tables to enhance a more conversational style in this West Fargo home.
Dave Wallis / The Forum
How to create square footage without adding space
November 20, 2016 - 8:33am
November 14, 2016
Kumiko Dahl photo.
'Supermoon' shows off in sky over Crookston
November 14, 2016 - 9:53am
October 21, 2016
A full-size model of the European ExoMars entry, descent and landing module, Schiaparell is seen during a press conference at the European Space Agency (ESA) Headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Europe's Mars probe destroyed after plunging to surface
October 21, 2016 - 2:44pm
October 20, 2016
An illustration released by the European Space Agency (ESA) shows the Schiaparelli EDM lander. A European space lander reached Mars on October 19, 2016 in what scientists hope will mark a major milestone in exploration of the Red Planet, but whether it touched down on the surface in good working condition was far from certain. ESA/ATG medialab/Handout via REUTERS
Crash landing feared as Europe's Mars lander still silent
October 20, 2016 - 10:52am
October 11, 2016
A trailer is on its side at the NASA News Center following Hurricane Matthew in Kennedy Space Center, Florida, U.S. on October 8, 2016.  Picture taken on October 8, 2016.   Courtesy Cory Huston/NASA/Handout via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Kennedy Space Center withstands hurricane with millions in damages
October 11, 2016 - 4:21pm
Dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks on Mars inferred to have been formed by contemporary flowing water are seen in an image produced by NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of Arizona. Scientists have found the first evidence that briny water may flow on the surface of Mars during the planet's summer months, a paper published on Monday showed.  NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/Handout
Obama vows to send people to Mars by the 2030s
October 11, 2016 - 12:38pm
September 4, 2016
An explosion on the launch site of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is shown in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. September 1, 2016. Courtesy of Twitter.com/Kris N./Handout via REUTERS
After explosion destroyed satellite, owner says SpaceX owes $50 million or a free flight
September 4, 2016 - 1:28pm
July 6, 2016
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Off the Record: No, Stanley Kubrick did not fake the moon landing, his kid declares
July 6, 2016 - 6:30pm
April 23, 2016
Anna Vandeberg uses visual aids during the open house in the Grand Forks Central auditorium. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald
High school students apply STEM knowledge to space exploration
April 23, 2016 - 8:30pm