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Space exploration and travel

Researchers suggest that flexible blankets or domes made of silica aerogel could protect crops on the red planet.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Digitizing all of Apollo would have taken an appalling 175 years.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

A different set of ingredients may be needed to take the next giant leap for humankind.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

How you cover a trip to the moon and share the news with the world.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

A reporter recalls what it was like to cover the space race.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Half a century after Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon, can NASA recover the sense of adventure that sparked its Cold War triumph?

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has detected changes in Jupiter’s magnetic field, making it the first planet known to share this feature with Earth.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The tiny world of Ultima Thule, which lies at the outer edges of the solar system, is flattened like a pancake, with few craters.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Spring has sprung: Interstellar edition.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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