- 2007 report warned about risks of Mauna Kea telescope Updated: May-25-15 7:04 pm
HONOLULU - A 2007 report warned about the risks involved in developing a giant telescope on Mauna Kea.
- United Arab Emirates launches national space agency strategy Updated: May-25-15 11:01 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry.
- Company behind giant telescope moves forward amid talks Updated: May-24-15 5:19 pm
HILO, Hawaii - Aside from the ongoing standstill atop Mauna Kea, those behind the Thirty Meter Telescope are moving forward with the $1.4 billion project.
- Event series to bring both sides on telescope issue together Updated: May-18-15 12:37 pm
HILO, Hawaii - A series of events are being held in order to bring together opposing sides on the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope project.
- Clooney, astronauts mark 45th anniversary of Apollo 13 Updated: May-13-15 9:24 am
SUGAR LAND, Texas - George Clooney has joined astronauts Jim Lovell, Tom Stafford and Eugene "Gene" Cernan at a gala in Texas to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission.
- Wyoming professor joins interdisciplinary NASA group Updated: May-11-15 10:19 am
CASPER, Wyoming - When Hannah Jang-Condell looks to the stars above Laramie, she is struck by the questions many before her have asked:
- Alabama glass artist shows how planets align on wedding day Updated: May-10-15 12:04 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - You've heard the expression, "The planets must have aligned the day we met." It's the kind of thing we say. But for one couple in Huntsville, Alabama's Rocket City, it's more than just a sentiment. Two works of glass art show just how the planets aligned the day they married.
- Searching the cosmos in Carl Sagan's name at Cornell Updated: May-09-15 2:52 pm
ITHACA, New York - The Cornell University institute searching for signs of life among the billions and billions of stars in the sky is being named for - who else? - Carl Sagan.
- Some Native Hawaiians see telescope as science learning boon Updated: May-08-15 10:41 am
HONOLULU - Before going up to Mauna Kea's summit on Hawaii's Big Island, Heather Kaluna makes an offering to Poliahu, the snow goddess of the mountain. She holds it sacred, as do other Native Hawaiians.
- New director at helm of Mount Graham Observatory Updated: May-08-15 6:14 am
TUCSON, Arizona - University of Arizona's observatory atop Mount Graham has a new director.
- UAE to explore Mars' atmosphere with probe named 'Hope' Updated: May-06-15 11:20 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates' planned 2020 mission to Mars will study the planet's atmosphere and be appropriately named "Hope," members of the project team revealed Wednesday.
- 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.
- 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.