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.
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Can we detect water on exoplanets?

Looking for water on faraway planets doesn't involve spotting rivers or oceans. Instead, scientists keep an eye out for what types of light a planet emits to figure out whether a planet might be life-friendly.

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  • Manmade Universe Coming Soon?

    Manmade Universe Coming Soon?

    Scientists might be able to create a universe in a laboratory. How is this possible? See more »

  • NASA Inventions You Might Use Every Day

    NASA Inventions You Might Use Every Day

    Although most people today will never set foot on the moon, it's likely you come into contact with a NASA byproduct every day. See more »

  • NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements

    NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements

    Since its inception in the late '50s, NASA has accomplished some amazing technical feats. But what are some of the agency's greatest moments? 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. How much do you know about the agency's future missions? Test your knowledge with our quiz. See more »

  • The New Space Age

    The New Space Age

    The new space age sees countries and companies competing to find new methods of space exploration. Learn about the new space age in these articles. See more »

  • What if an astronaut went on a space walk without wearing a space suit?

    What if an astronaut went on a space walk without wearing a space suit?

    Because an Earth-like environment is created within a spacesuit, it allows you to walk around in space in relative safety. But outer space is an extremely hostile place and could kill you if you aren't protected. See more »

  • What's the 'space roar'?

    What's the 'space roar'?

    In space, no one can hear you scream -- because, you know, sound can't travel in a vacuum. Despite this, scientists have discovered that outer space itself is letting out a pretty loud roar -- at least, in a manner of speaking. So what gives? See more »

  • Who was James Webb?

    Who was James Webb?

    He was responsible for some of humanity's greatest achievements, and his name now graces a massive NASA project. But how did a law degree lead to being a space pioneer? See more »

  • Why do some people believe the moon landings were a hoax?

    Why do some people believe the moon landings were a hoax?

    It was a small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind. But some people say that the moon landings never happened at all. Why all the conspiracy theories? See more »

  • Why is NASA seeking out the MySpace generation?

    Why is NASA seeking out the MySpace generation?

    Has space camp gone out of style? NASA's going after the MySpace generation with a new Web site design and strategy, but why? See more »

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