Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

Twenty-nine years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit, beginning one of NASA’s greatest missions that completely altered the way our civilization views the Cosmos. The first of NASA’s Great Observatories, Hubble launched on April 24, 1990 aboard the...

Kepler-1229b

Kepler-1229b is a confirmed Super-Earth exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star, Kepler-1229, inside the habitable zone. It is the lone planet of the star system, located 770 light-years away from Earth in the Cygnus constellation. Discovered on May 12, 2016 by the Kepler...

Wolf 1061c

Wolf 1061c is an exoplanet confirmed to orbit within the habitable zone of its host star (Wolf 1061) 13.8 light-years away from Earth, residing in the constellation Ophiuchus, the fifth closest potentially habitable world to Earth. Above: artist concept of a...

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is an American research and development center located in Pasadena, California. Federally funded and managed on behalf of NASA by the California Institute of Technology, the laboratory functions as a construction site for robotic...