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They traveled more than 200 miles from the San Gabriel Valley to reach one of the darkest corners in Southern California. Three hours before sunset on Saturday, half a dozen amateur astronomers unloaded high-powered telescopes onto a concrete platform...
AP Science WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope is broken, potentially jeopardizing the search for other worlds where life could exist outside our solar system. If engineers can't find a fix, the failure could mean an end to the $600...
Tags: Space Programs, Science and Technology, NASA, Science
There she goes again! The same region of the sun that brought you three powerful solar flares in a 24-hour span from Sunday night to Monday evening let loose Tuesday night with another explosive flash of ultraviolet radiation and sent tons of its own...
The sun put on another fireworks display Monday evening, releasing a dramatic flash of ultraviolet radiation and sending solar matter hurtling through space. It was the third major solar flare in 24 hours and the most powerful of 2013. The solar flare...
The sun erupted for the second time in less than 24 hours Monday morning, releasing the most powerful solar flare so far of 2013. Monday's solar flare, which peaked at 9 a.m. Pacific time, came just 14 hours after the second largest solar flare of 2013,...
Tags: NASA, Solar Storms (2012)
Here's a new mystery for space observers: Astronomers have recently discovered a series of hydrogen clouds floating in a starless stretch of space between the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies. The clouds are enormous, or relatively small, depending...
Tags: Science and Technology, Radio, Entertainment, Science
Sun StaffNASA's space shuttle program manager backed away yesterday from a key theory that a piece of insulation breaking away from Columbia's fuel tank during launch damaged the craft's heat shield so badly that it was destroyed in the final minutes of its...
Associated PressHOUSTON - Space shuttle Columbia began losing pieces over the California coast well before it disintegrated over Texas, the accident investigation board reported yesterday, finally confirming what astronomers and amateur skywatchers have been saying...
Jason Kalirai doesn't just reach for the stars. He pulls them close and studies them — and encourages others to do so, as well. For two years, Kalirai, an award-winning astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, worked...
Is 2012 the end of the world? If you scan the Internet or believe the marketing campaign behind the movie "2012," scheduled for release in November, you might be forgiven for thinking so. Dozens of books and fake science websites are prophesying the...
Jason Kalirai doesn't just reach for the stars. He pulls them close and studies them — and encourages others to do so as well. Kalirai, 35, is an award-winning astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. For two years,...
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