Nearby “Lensing” Exoplanet Confirmed

This artist's impression shows one of the three newly discovered planets

Researchers using telescopes around the world confirmed and characterized an exoplanet orbiting a nearby star through a rare phenomenon known as gravitational microlensing. The exoplanet has a mass similar to Neptune, but it orbits a star lighter (cooler) than the Sun at an orbital radius similar to Earth’s orbital radius.

Mars Once Had Salt Lakes Similar To Earth

This NASA handout photo shows beds of sandstone inclined to the southwest toward Mount Sharp and away from the Gale Crater rim.

Mars once had salt lakes that are similar to those on Earth and has gone through wet and dry periods, according to an international team of scientists that includes a Texas A&M University College of Geosciences researcher.Marion Nachon, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at

NASA’s Space Launch System gets its first rocket engine

The Artemis I SLS core stage mated with the first of four refurbished Space Shuttle-era engines

NASA has integrated the first RS-25 engine with the recently-completed core stage of its upcoming super heavy-lift Moon rocket – the Space Launch System (SLS). The engines are refurbished units that were built to power the now-defunct Space Shuttle Program, and that will now be used to return astronauts to