Samantha Mathewson

3 newly discovered worlds risk doom orbiting too close to

Astronomers have spotted three new exoplanets orbiting dangerously close to their parent stars, on the brink of extinction.  The three exoplanets, named TOI-2337b, TOI-4329b and TOI-2669b, were discovered using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the W. M. Keck Observatory’s High-Resolution Echelle Spectrometer (HIRES) in Hawaiʻi. “These planets are in such extreme places that […]Read More

Netflix's 'Away' star Hilary Swank visits NASA's Johnson Space Center

[embedded content] Academy-award winner Hilary Swank visited NASA’s mission control in preparation for her role as an astronaut in Netflix’s new space series “Away.” In the series, Swank plays American astronaut Emma Green, the commander of the first crewed expedition to Mars. The show, which began streaming Sept. 4, captures the challenges of long-duration spaceflight […]Read More