- Astronomers find farthest galaxy: 13.1 billion light-years Updated: May-05-15 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Astronomers have discovered a baby blue galaxy that is farther away in distance and time than any galaxy ever seen. It's among the universe's first generation of galaxies, from 13.1 billion years ago.
- Remote Utah outpost serves as stand-in for surface of Mars Updated: May-01-15 1:53 am
HANKSVILLE, Utah - Four people wearing space helmets and square backpacks emerge from a circular structure resembling a water tank and step onto a reddish, barren landscape.
- Office of Hawaiian Affairs rescinds telescope support Updated: Apr-30-15 10:19 pm
HONOLULU - Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs on Thursday voted to rescind support for building a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea, but did not outright oppose the project.
- Doomsday at Mercury: NASA craft falls from orbit into planet Updated: Apr-30-15 5:20 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - The only spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury ended its four-year tour with a crash landing Thursday
- University to open observatory on Ranson campus Updated: Apr-27-15 2:04 am
RANSON, West Virginia - American Public University System is constructing an observatory with a 24-inch telescope on its Ranson campus.
- Start of dwarf planet mission delayed after small mix-up Updated: Apr-24-15 7:05 pm
LOS ANGELES - NASA said Friday observations of a dwarf planet have been delayed slightly after a communication glitch.
- Backpack strap used by Apollo 14 moonwalker sells for $41K Updated: Apr-24-15 1:34 pm
BOSTON - A backpack strap used by an Apollo 14 astronaut as he moved around the surface of the moon in 1971 has sold at auction for nearly $42,000.
- SC State Museum celebrates 25th anniversary of Hubble Scope Updated: Apr-24-15 4:49 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina State Museum is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope.
- NASA releases picture of starry fireworks for Hubble's 25th Updated: Apr-23-15 1:19 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - What better way to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's quarter-century in orbit than with cosmic fireworks?
- Hubble Space Telescope marking 25th anniversary in orbit Updated: Apr-21-15 5:07 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - One of NASA's crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week.
- Japan mulls 2018 moon landing, seeks to keep up with rivals Updated: Apr-21-15 6:40 am
TOKYO - Japan's space agency is considering an unmanned mission to the moon by 2018 or early 2019, part of an effort to beef up aerospace technology and keep pace with China and other emerging powers.
- 'Star party' to be held at Branched Oak observation area Updated: Apr-18-15 5:04 am
RAYMOND, Nebraska - The observation area at Branched Oak State Recreational Area near Raymond will host a special star party this weekend to celebrate International Astronomy Day.
- Missouri S&T begins to use crowdfunding Updated: Apr-17-15 4:00 pm
ROLLA, Missouri - The Missouri University of Science and Technology has started a crowdfunding website, and its first project is to send students to a Mars rover design competition.
- Spacecraft circling Mercury will crash into planet April 30 Updated: Apr-16-15 4:09 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - After years of orbiting Mercury, NASA's Messenger spacecraft will crash into the planet at the end of this month.
- Governor: Seeking a way for science, sacred sites to coexist Updated: Apr-09-15 8:05 pm
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - Gov. David Ige said he's searching for a way for science and sacred sites to coexist at Mauna Kea.
- Arizona home of Pluto discovery dedicates year to icy world Updated: Apr-07-15 3:08 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A sushi restaurant in downtown Flagstaff added a Pluto roll to its menu. A yearlong exhibit celebrates the work of the amateur astronomer in the city who discovered the now-dwarf planet in 1930. And a walking tour leads people to the movie theater and restaurant the astronomer visited the night of his big find.