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Image description: Today in 1958, NASA was created! Learn about all of our space exploration since then at http://nasa.gov

Image description: Today in 1958, NASA was created! Learn about all of our space exploration since then at http://nasa.gov

Image description: An American astronaut stands on the surface of the moon. July 20th is the anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon and Neil Armstrong saying the famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
See more photos of the Apollo 11 crew and this historic event.
Photo by NASA.

Image description: An American astronaut stands on the surface of the moon. July 20th is the anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon and Neil Armstrong saying the famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

See more photos of the Apollo 11 crew and this historic event.

Photo by NASA.

Image description: Today in 1965, Major Edward H. White II became the first American to walk in space.
Learn more about his life and career.
Photo from NASA.

Image description: Today in 1965, Major Edward H. White II became the first American to walk in space.

Learn more about his life and career.

Photo from NASA.

NASA Makes New Discovery in Outer Limits of Solar System

There’s a new addition to the neighborhood!

NASA researchers have discovered an object whose orbit is beyond the known edge of our solar system. The possible dwarf planet’s orbit stretches farther than Pluto and beyond Sedna, which was previously believed to be farthest object in the solar system.

This discovery shows scientists that the outer-limits of the solar system are not the “vast wasteland” they were once thought to be, and there is much more out there to explore.