- Conditions on Pluto: Incredibly hazy with flowing ice Updated: Jul-24-15 10:11 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Pluto is hazier than scientists expected and appears to be covered with flowing ice.
- Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system Updated: Jul-23-15 7:52 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Scientists have identified a "close cousin" to Earth that's orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life.
- W.Va.'s Green Bank Telescope scanning the galaxy, beyond Updated: Jul-23-15 2:34 am
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - West Virginia's Green Bank Telescope is one half of an international team searching for intelligent life in the universe.
- Telescope observatory being built on Fort Wayne campus Updated: Jul-22-15 3:59 am
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - A professor hopes construction of a telescope observatory on the Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne campus will help boost interest in astronomy among students.
- Searching for ET: Hawking to look for extraterrestrial life Updated: Jul-20-15 12:03 pm
LONDON - The search for extraterrestrial life received a major boost Monday with the launch of an ambitious $100 million program, backed by famed physicist Stephen Hawking and tech billionaire Yuri Milner.
- 'Beautiful eye candy': Frozen plains in Pluto's heart Updated: Jul-17-15 4:31 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Vast frozen plains exist next door to Pluto's big, rugged mountains sculpted of ice, scientists said Friday, three days after humanity's first-ever flyby of the dwarf planet.
- Renowned scientist who helped lead mission to Jupiter dies Updated: Jul-17-15 10:04 am
LOS ANGELES - Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.
- Mission to Pluto science depends on Idaho power Updated: Jul-15-15 1:41 pm
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - It's been nine years and more than 3 billion miles in the making.
- Air Force launches GPS satellite on Atlas V rocket Updated: Jul-15-15 1:19 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - The Air Force has a new advanced GPS satellite in orbit.
- Q&A: The ongoing struggle to build a giant Hawaii telescope Updated: Jul-15-15 6:01 am
HONOLULU - For months, protesters have held up construction of a $1.4 billion telescope atop a mountain on the Big Island of Hawaii. The state imposed emergency rules making it challenging for opponents to continue their actions, which they say are meant to prevent the desecration of land held sacred by many Native Hawaiians. Officials restricted nighttime access to Mauna Kea, threatened hefty fines against a company that provided portable toilets for protesters camping on the mountain and banned camping gear on the mountain. Here are questions and answers in the ongoing struggle to build the Thirty Meter Telescope.
- Hometown of Pluto discovery revels in successful flyby Updated: Jul-14-15 11:05 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Colorful scientific symbols of the planets stretched down the arms of visitors at a northern Arizona observatory Tuesday. Not eight, but nine, in a showing of the popularity of Pluto in the city where it was discovered.
- Pluto flyby significant for city where icy world discovered Updated: Jul-14-15 9:24 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The observatory where Pluto was discovered is taking full advantage of a flyby of the icy dwarf planet Tuesday with astronomy-themed face painting, an extra Pluto presentation and a live NASA stream that will tell the world whether the mission was successful.
- Spotlight shining on Pluto on cold outskirts of solar system Updated: Jul-13-15 10:37 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - The spotlight is bright enough to thaw even Pluto.
- Planetarium offers program on moon landing anniversary Updated: Jul-13-15 4:17 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium at the University of Louisville are marking the moon landing anniversary with a free event on July 20.
- Astronomer's ashes nearing icy world he discovered: Pluto Updated: Jul-12-15 12:14 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Come Tuesday, Clyde Tombaugh will pass within 7,800 miles of the icy world he discovered 85 years ago.
- Pluto-bound spacecraft carrying ashes of Illinois astronomer Updated: Jul-11-15 3:56 pm
STREATOR, Illinois - The NASA spacecraft set to complete a flyby of Pluto on Tuesday is carrying some of the ashes of the Illinois astronomer who discovered the dwarf planet.
- Hunters balk at proposed Mauna Kea restrictions Updated: Jul-10-15 9:05 am
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - Big Island hunters are challenging a proposed rule that they say would unfairly lump Mauna Kea protests with unrelated activities.
- Potterville observatory takes visitors on space tour Updated: Jul-08-15 9:01 pm
POTTERVILLE, Michigan - From a patch of land about 200 feet north of the beach at Fox Memorial Park in Potterville, the surface of the sun, with its solar flares the size of planets, could be seen safely and clearly.
- 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.