31 Dec
2016
The launch of SA-5 from LC-37 on January 29, 1964. (NASA)
13 Dec
2016
Artist depiction of five habitable planets. (PHL)
29 Nov
2016
A view of Proxima Centauri acquired by the Hubble Space Telescope. (ESA/Hubble/NASA)
29 Aug
2016
This artist’s impression shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The double star Alpha Centauri AB also appears in the image to the upper-right of Proxima itself. Proxima b is a little more massive than the Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, where the temperature is suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. (ESO/M. Kornmesser)
7 Aug
2016
Artist conceptions of various Earth-size planets. (PHL/ESA-Bubble/NASA)
23 Jul
2016
This artist's concept depicts one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to our sun. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle)
22 Jul
2016
An artist's depiction of Kepler observing the transits of the four-planet K2-72 system. (NASA/JPL)
14 May
2016
Diagram showing the field of view for Kepler's primary mission. (Carter Roberts)
3 May
2016
Artist’s impression of the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 from close to one of its planets. (ESO/M. Kornmesser)
17 Apr
2016
Artist's depiction of an Earth-like Kepler 186f. (NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-CalTech)
24 Jan
2016
A painting from 1981 by Don Davis depicting the Voyager 2 flyby of Uranus in 1986. (NASA)
16 Jan
2016
An artist's depiction of a planet transiting a red dwarf star. (CfA)