Scientists need to pin down the lifetime to better understand fundamental physics questions, like how the universe evolved.
Will Sullivan, Staff Writer
Understanding these ancient objects that sometimes produce cometlike tails may help explain how the solar system formed.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
We can't put Earth on a scale, but there are other ways to figure out the weight of our world.
Inside Science Contributor
Sorting out space rocks and setting the record straight.
Inside Science Contributor
Catch a glimpse of a meteor shower this month.
Inside Science Contributor
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