- Blue sky and red ice at Pluto, NASA spacecraft discovers Updated: Oct-08-15 2:29 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - The sky over Pluto may not be sunny but it's undoubtedly blue.
- Israeli team advances in contest to send spacecraft to moon Updated: Oct-07-15 11:27 am
JERUSALEM - A team of Israeli engineers is the first to advance in an international competition sponsored by Google to send a privately-funded spacecraft to the moon, contest organizers announced Wednesday.
- How to prepare for Mars? NASA consults Navy sub force Updated: Oct-05-15 8:36 am
GROTON, Connecticut - As NASA contemplates a manned voyage to Mars and the effects missions deeper into space could have on astronauts, it's tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.
- Purdue student simulates NASA mission to Mars Updated: Oct-05-15 8:27 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - As Jocelyn Dunn drove closer to the top of the volcano, she noticed that plant life started to recede. Animal life was no where to be found. Civilization faded into the rear-view mirror.
- Indiana-born space pioneer Silverstein gets posthumous honor Updated: Oct-05-15 8:24 am
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - An Indiana-born space pioneer who played key roles in the Mercury and Apollo programs has been posthumously inducted into National Aviation Hall of Fame.
- NASA releases best photos yet of Pluto's jumbo moon, Charon Updated: Oct-01-15 2:51 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Pluto's big moon, Charon, is being revealed in all its rugged glory.
- Lead scientist of Pluto expedition has book deal Updated: Oct-01-15 6:11 am
NEW YORK - You've seen the images from Pluto. Now, the lead scientist of the historic NASA expedition is ready to tell the whole story.
- NASA snow data that helps California put to work in Colorado Updated: Sep-30-15 3:58 pm
DENVER - NASA is providing drought-stricken California with valuable data about how much water is locked up in the scant Sierra Nevada snow, and now Colorado is trying the technique in the mountains where the Rio Grande begins its journey to New Mexico and Texas.
- Ducey honors former Arizona student for Mars research Updated: Sep-30-15 9:55 am
PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey is honoring a former University of Arizona student who helped discover evidence of flowing water on Mars.
- Damon, Scott book a return to space in 'The Martian' Updated: Sep-29-15 9:48 pm
TORONTO - "The Martian" was briefly stranded in Hollywood development when Ridley Scott reached out to Matt Damon, the star attached to the stalled projected.
- Life on Mars? NASA says planet appears to have flowing water Updated: Sep-28-15 9:02 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the odds of life on the red planet.
- Rosetta comet likely formed from 2 separate objects Updated: Sep-28-15 9:56 am
BERLIN - When the Rosetta space probe sent back its first close-up pictures of a comet last year, scientists got a bit of a surprise: Instead of the ball of rock and ice they had expected, the comet turned out to have two distinct lobes connected by a "neck."
- Stargazers witness rare event in supermoon eclipse Updated: Sep-28-15 3:49 am
LOS ANGELES - Stargazers were being treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon.
- University of North Dakota to webcast total lunar eclipse Updated: Sep-27-15 12:34 pm
GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - A University of North Dakota team will live webcast a total lunar eclipse.
- Supermoon plus eclipse equals rare sky show Sunday night Updated: Sep-26-15 3:49 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Get ready for a rare double feature, starring our very own moon.
- Hilo company works with NASA on sustainable landing pad Updated: Sep-26-15 1:49 pm
HILO, Hawaii - An aerospace agency based on Hawaii's Big Island is teaming up with NASA on a project that would bring sustainability into space.
- 'Blood Moon' seen as sign of end times by some Mormons Updated: Sep-25-15 9:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning the faithful to not get caught up in speculation about a major calamity.
- Rhode Island observatory gearing up for rare lunar eclipse Updated: Sep-25-15 2:21 pm
CHARLESTOWN, Rhode Island - An observatory in Charlestown is getting ready for an expected large crowd for a rare double feature Sunday night - a so-called supermoon and total lunar eclipse.
- University of Arkansas space researchers get 3 NASA grants Updated: Sep-23-15 1:10 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - Researchers at the University of Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences have received more than $1 million from NASA to study Venus, Mars and one of Saturn's moons.
- Developer aiming for Mauna Kea telescope completion in 2024 Updated: Sep-22-15 8:10 pm
HILO, Hawaii - Despite legal challenges and a halt in construction, TMT International Observatory says it still expects the Thirty Meter Telescope to be ready in 2024.
- NASA relates real projects to upcoming film 'The Martian' Updated: Sep-16-15 7:36 pm
HOUSTON - In one scene of Ridley Scott's upcoming movie, "The Martian," a group of serious-looking NASA administrators meet in a video conference with a group of harried-looking engineers.
- NASA pushes 1st flight of Orion spacecraft with crew to 2023 Updated: Sep-16-15 3:51 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - NASA's newest spacecraft, the Orion, won't be flying astronauts as soon as anticipated.
- China aims to be first to land probe on moon's far side Updated: Sep-09-15 2:50 am
BEIJING - China's increasingly ambitious space program plans to attempt the first-ever landing of a lunar probe on the moon's far side, a leading engineer said.
- Astronauts have read 'The Martian,' now can't wait for movie Updated: Sep-08-15 12:15 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - The book "The Martian" is earning high praise from space, and the astronaut-reviewer can't wait to see the soon-to-be-released movie.
- National park in North Dakota to host astronomy festival Updated: Sep-08-15 8:11 am
MEDORA, North Dakota - Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the city of Medora are hosting an astronomy festival this month.