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During a press conference scheduled on Thursday at 4.30 p.m. GMT, NASA unveiled the discovery of Kepler-452b, a planet considered the closest twin to Earth. Kepler telescope has found the first Earth-like planet which is similar in size and located in the habitable zone of its star.

The artistic concept compares Earth (left) to the new planet, called which is about 60 percent larger. The illustration represents one possible appearance for -- scientists do not know whether the planet has oceans and continents like Earth.

Today is the day! Astronaut Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) returns to Earth from his YearInSpace mission aboard the space station (@ISS). He posted this image and wrote "Earth. I'm coming for you."  by nasa

Today is the day! Astronaut Scott Kelly ( returns to Earth from his YearInSpace mission aboard the space station ( He posted this image and wrote "Earth." by nasa

https://flic.kr/p/Nu2429 | iss049e042840 | ISS049e042840 (10/23/2016) --- Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo craft (left) is seen from the Cupola module windows aboard the International Space Station. The main robotic work station for controlling the Canadarm2 robotic arm is located inside the Cupola and was used to capture Cygnus upon its arrival.

https://flic.kr/p/Nu2429 | iss049e042840 | ISS049e042840 (10/23/2016) --- Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo craft (left) is seen from the Cupola module windows aboard the International Space Station. The main robotic work station for controlling the Canadarm2 robotic arm is located inside the Cupola and was used to capture Cygnus upon its arrival.

We are not alone! The Scientists say the Earth has More of a Moon in Orbit

New photos by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls depict the International Space Station's silhouette crossing the moon.

this is a picture of the space shuttle leaving earth taken from the International space station...perspective

The shuttle leaving Earth's atmosphere, as seen from the International Space Station.

Want to be an astronaut? We are now accepting applications for the next generation of explorers!  Recently named the best place to work in the federal government for the fourth year in a row NASA is looking for the best candidates to work in the best job on or off the planet. The astronaut candidate application website is live and accepting submissions through Feb. 18.  Apply today at USAJobs.gov using the search term astronaut. by nasa

Want to be an astronaut? We are now accepting applications for the next generation of explorers! Recently named the best place to work in the federal government for the fourth year in a row NASA is looking for the best candidates to wor

Nieuwe giga-foto van Pluto toont dwergplaneet met kleurig landschap - nrc.nl

Nieuwe giga-foto van Pluto toont dwergplaneet met kleurig landschap - nrc.nl

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Scientists have found what they claim is the oldest Earth-sized planet in the Milky Way, hinting at the possibility of ancient life elsewhere in our galaxy. The star is estimated to be

Repost from @whitehouse:  Its AstronomyNight at the White House! @NASA's here on the South Lawn teaching everyone about the science of astronomy. And tonight they're taking over our account to show different ways of observing the universe and seeing the world around us.  Heres a nighttime view of Washington D.C. from the astronauts on the International Space Station @ISS on October 17. by nasa

Repost from @whitehouse: Its AstronomyNight at the White House! @NASA's here on the South Lawn teaching everyone about the science of astronomy. And tonight they're taking over our account to show different ways of observing the universe and seeing the world around us. Heres a nighttime view of Washington D.C. from the astronauts on the International Space Station @ISS on October 17. by nasa

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