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Science | Space | Space Exploration

Space exploration is a broad topic covering many facets of deep-space and planetary science. Learn about space probes, Mars Rovers, SETI and other out-of-this-world subjects.


Can amateur astronomers spot exoplanets?

Can amateur astronomers spot exoplanets?

Amateur astronomers are scanning the skies all the time. Could an amateur astronomer actually detect an exoplanet? See more »

Can we detect water on exoplanets?

Can we detect water on exoplanets?

Scientists keep an eye out for what types of light a planet emits to figure out whether a planet might be life-friendly. See more »

10 Reasons Why Space Exploration Matters to You

10 Reasons Why Space Exploration Matters to You

Why does space exploration matter? Here are 10 reasons space exploration matters to you from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the James Webb Space Telescope Will Work

How the James Webb Space Telescope Will Work

The James Webb Space Telescope will travel 1 million miles from Earth and take us close to the beginning of time. Read about the JWST at HowStuffWorks See more »

Does a planet need continents to support life?

Does a planet need continents to support life?

Does a planet need continents to support life? Scientists are discovering exoplanets potentially capable of supporting life. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Who was James Webb?

Who was James Webb?

The man tasked with getting the U.S. to the moon wasn't a scientist -- but his impact on science is undeniable. Find out about NASA administrator James Webb. See more »

How many planets in our universe could support life?

How many planets in our universe could support life?

How many planets in our universe could support life? We don't know the answer yet but we do know we're not the only ones. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Ways Space Is Trying to Kill You

10 Ways Space Is Trying to Kill You

Before you sign up for the one-way ticket to Mars, you'd better read this first. HowStuffWorks presents 10 ways space is trying to kill you. See more »

How do you land a spaceship on a comet?

How do you land a spaceship on a comet?

Landing on a speeding comet is tricky, but the Rosetta mission is up to the task. Read how the space agency plans to land on a comet at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Space Landmarks We'd Like to Visit

10 Space Landmarks We'd Like to Visit

Get ready for a guided tour of 10 space landmarks we'd like to visit. Find out which 10 space landmarks made the cut at HowStuffWorks. See more »