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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.

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How the Mars Exploration Rovers Work

Of course we want to go to Mars. Until we figure it out though, roving robots with names like Spirit, Opportunity, Sojourner and Curiosity are our best bet for digging up dirt on our nearest planetary neighbor. Want to go along for the ride?


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 »

Quiz: What's Next for NASA?

 Quiz: What's Next for NASA?

Now that the space shuttle program has concluded, NASA is poised to start a new era. Test your knowledge about post-shuttle NASA programs with this quiz. 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 »

Can we live elsewhere in the universe?

 Can we live elsewhere in the universe?

Can we live elsewhere in the universe? Find out if we can live elsewhere in the universe in this article from howstuffworks.com. See more »

Are there other universes like ours out there?

 Are there other universes like ours out there?

Other universes like the one we live in could exist. Learn about the possibility of other universes in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How does water on Mars and the moon differ from water on Earth?

 How does water on Mars and the moon differ from water on Earth?

Water on Mars and the moon might be different than the water we have here on Earth, but how? Learn about water on Mars and the moon. See more »

Space Exploration Pictures

 Space Exploration Pictures

These space exploration pictures show you how mankind has explored the vastness of space. Check out these space exploration pictures. See more »

How the Doomsday Ark Works

 How the Doomsday Ark Works

The Doomsday Ark is a lunar vault planned by the European Space Agency. Learn about the Doomsday Ark and how it could save humanity. See more »

Mars Landing Pictures

 Mars Landing Pictures

Mars pictures detail past and future projects that will land on the red planet. Check out this collection of Mars pictures. See more »