"Being pro-science is the only way we make sure that America continues to lead the world."
The unmanned launch is a precursor to future moon landings
Satellites that capture light from the sun and beam power back to Earth
The web is crawling with jokes, hoaxes and more insidious fakes. Digital-image experts aim to develop foolproof detection tools, but until then, seeing is not believing
Nearly a decade ago, NASA built an Earth-monitoring satellite that could have observed global warming in action. Then the agency stashed it in a warehouse in Maryland, where it remains to this day.
Winds up to 140 mph
The unmanned probe will take off in 2015 from Russia's brand new launch site.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
Reflections on the passing of one era, and the dawning of another
Or at least a little piece of it?
The castrated 'Strong-Willed Pig' could not otherwise reproduce
Visions of the Universe exhibit showcases captivating cosmic images
During a moon dust measurement experiment, a physicist accidentally figured out how to help weather forecasters.