Space exploration and travel

The lunar surface offers advantages for infrared and radio astronomy, despite the challenges.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
This month in disquieting science.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
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
The new findings come after more than 10 years of observation.
Christian Fogerty, Contributor
Researchers have developed unique gaits for rovers to prevent them from getting stuck in deep sand or soil.
Meredith Fore, Contributor
NASA will soon see if specially designed blades spinning really fast can carry a small chopper through the planet’s barely there atmosphere.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Fifty years ago, an explosion changed the flight of Apollo 13 into a saga of skill, fortitude, and resilience. A reporter who covered the mission recounts the details.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
The space agency’s InSight lander has detected hundreds of marsquakes since arriving on the red planet about 15 months ago.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Upcoming cool science stories for 2020.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
New design is able to stabilize itself.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Several exoplanets were found before the 1995 discovery that netted Mayor and Didier this year’s physics Nobel. Why weren’t the others honored?
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer