Space

Six decades ago, the Soviets launched a cosmonaut into orbit, shaking up the Cold War in ways that still reverberate.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
There's a research station in Hawaii being used as a long-duration Mars and moon exploration project.
Inside Science Contributor
Scientists are working on projects to see if humans can make the trip to Mars and live there.
Inside Science Contributor
Experiments reveal electrical sparks might light up the raging dust storms on Mars.
Nikk Ogasa, Contributor
The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it reentered the atmosphere Feb. 1, 2003.
Inside Science Contributor
Scientists want to mine the moon for ice to use in rocket fuel for a future refueling station.
Inside Science Contributor
The heavenly orbs are not quite stars and not quite planets.
Rebecca Boyle, Contributor
Multiple researchers suggest that dead magnetic stars have likely been behind the rare, intense bursts of radio waves that began in 2007.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
To researchers' surprise, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has ice that's fluffier than freshly fallen snow.
Rebecca Boyle, Contributor
Learn what NASA has been doing for more than 60 years.
Inside Science Contributor
Astrophysicists can now piece together the moon's past, including the role of its fleeting magnetic field.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
For the first time, astronomers have discovered a planet that survived the death throes of its star.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor