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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.


How Space Regulation Works

 How Space Regulation Works

Space regulation is a bit more complicated than Hollywood's space cops make it seem. Learn about the complications of space regulation. See more »

10 Major Players in the Private Sector Space Race

 10 Major Players in the Private Sector Space Race

These 10 major players in the private sector space race are determined to reach the final frontier. Learn more about who these 10 space companies are. See more »

5 Tiny Countries With Big Space Dreams

 5 Tiny Countries With Big Space Dreams

These 5 tiny countries with big space dreams may not be planting a flag on the moon, but their ambitions are still out of this world. See more »

10 Signs China Is Serious About Space

 10 Signs China Is Serious About Space

China is slow but steadily expanding its space exploration program. Check out 10 signs that China is serious about space. See more »

Is China winning the new space race?

 Is China winning the new space race?

Is China winning the new space race? Read about China's ambitious plans for the new space race at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the Mars Curiosity Rover Works

 How the Mars Curiosity Rover Works

The new Mars Curiosity Rover is one of the latest NASA missions to the Red Planet. Read about the Mars Science Laboratory at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the Space Launch System Will Work

 How the Space Launch System Will Work

The Space Launch System is the driving force behind the U.S. space program for the foreseeable future. How will the Space Launch System work? See more »

5 Post-shuttle NASA Programs

 5 Post-shuttle NASA Programs

Post-shuttle NASA programs are shifting the strategy for space exploration. What are NASA's newest post-shuttle programs? See more »

How SPACECAST Works

 How SPACECAST Works

The SPACECAST project is designed to detect and forecast space weather. Find out how SPACECAST will work and what we hope to learn. See more »

10 Remarkable Exoplanets

 10 Remarkable Exoplanets

These 10 remarkable exoplanets are the ones we'd like to investigate. Learn about 10 of the most remarkable astronomers have discovered. See more »