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Stories with subject: Planets
  • New Ball State planetarium to open this fall 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:22 am
  • MUNCIE, Indiana - About 1,800 Ball State University students take introductory astronomy courses each year, which is higher than the number taking such classes at Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame combined.

  • Purdue U. students outline plan for colony on moon 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:07 am
  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A team of Purdue University students has created a $550 billion plan to colonize the moon as part of a senior design project.

  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:57 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

  • Universe is inspiration for local astronomer 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 11:05 am
  • SCHRIEVER, Louisiana - For Ken Stage, life is looking up - up at the moon, stars and planets.

  • Vast ocean found beneath ice of Saturn moon 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:18 pm
  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of Saturn's little moon Enceladus.

  • 2018 mission: Mars rover prototype unveiled in UK 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 2:39 pm
  • STEVENAGE, England - It looks like a giant sandbox - except the sand has a reddish tint and the "toys" on display are very expensive prototypes designed to withstand the rigors of landing on Mars.

  • Newfound pink world lurks at solar system fringes 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:22 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Peering into the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spied a pink frozen world 7½ billion miles from the sun.

  • Ohio lab tests generators for Mars rovers 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 9:40 am
  • DAYTON, Ohio - A research laboratory in Ohio is simulating extreme day and night temperatures in Mars to test the power generators used in NASA'S Mars rover.