- Trial alternative considered for Hawaii telescope protesters Updated: Jul-07-15 9:11 pm
HONOLULU - Instead of a trial, most of the people arrested in April for blocking construction of a giant mountaintop telescope will likely participate in a Hawaiian culture-based form of mediation.
- Crash in Craters of the Moon kills 21-year-old Idaho pilot Updated: Jul-07-15 3:13 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Toxicology tests are planned on the body of a 21-year-old commercial pilot who died after his backcountry aircraft crashed within Craters of the Moon National Monument in south-central Idaho.
- Badlands National Park in SD hosting astronomy festival Updated: Jul-05-15 10:55 am
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, South Dakota - Get your telescopes ready.
- Smithsonian to improve ethics policies on research funding Updated: Jun-26-15 6:37 pm
After revelations that a scientist failed to disclose his funding sources for climate change research, the Smithsonian Institution said Friday it is improving its ethics and disclosure policies to avoid conflicts of interest.
- News guide: What's at stake in battle over Hawaii telescope Updated: Jun-24-15 12:49 pm
HONOLULU - Scientists hoping to build a telescope that will allow them to see 13 billion light years away, offering a look into the early years of the universe, are facing opposition from Native Hawaiian groups who say the construction site is on sacred land.
- Big solar storm smacks Earth, may allow more to see auroras Updated: Jun-22-15 6:46 pm
WASHINGTON - A severe solar storm slammed Earth on Monday afternoon, increasing the chances of fluctuations in the power grid and GPS. It also pushes shimmering polar auroras to places where more people can possibly see them.
- Earthlings, NASA send toast to Martians: Happy New Year! Updated: Jun-15-15 4:46 pm
MARS, Pennsylvania - Earth to Mars: Happy New Year!
- A timeline of comet probe's 11-year journey Updated: Jun-14-15 9:17 am
BERLIN - The European Space Agency said Sunday that its comet lander Philae has woken up from hibernation and managed to send data back to Earth for the first time in seven months. The probe went quiet on Nov. 15, three days after it was separated from its mother ship Rosetta and touched down on the city surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
- Launch commentator for Apollo 11 moon shot, Jack King, dies Updated: Jun-11-15 7:18 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Jack King, a NASA public affairs official who became the voice of the Apollo moon shots, died Thursday. He was 84.
- Planetary Society's solar sail test a success in space Updated: Jun-10-15 5:47 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - An experimental solar sail is being called a success three weeks after its arrival in space.
- NASA: Mars test parachute failed soon after inflating Updated: Jun-09-15 7:53 pm
HONOLULU - A parachute inflated during a test of new technology for landing larger spacecraft on Mars, but it then disintegrated immediately afterward, NASA officials said Tuesday.
- Hole in door at Mauna Kea telescope not caused by bullet Updated: Jun-08-15 10:14 pm
HONOLULU - It turns out that a hole in a door at a Mauna Kea telescope building wasn't caused by a bullet.