Researchers reveal the dramatic history of humble-looking pebbles that rained down on Marin County.
The May Camelopardalids, named after the ‘camel leopard’ constellation, might be phenomenal.
The NASA spacecraft is designed to answer a 42-year-old mystery about lunar dust, but it’s also snapping photos along the way. …read more
Newly released photo shows our region in all its night-time splendor, a presence shining out into space.
Closure of federal services is bad. But in space, the sound of earthly controversy doesn’t carry far.
It’s a sad day. After four years, the Kepler spacecraft has ended its search for habitable planets beyond our solar system. NASA confirmed today that it will no longer attempt to repair two failing, gyroscope-like wheels that kept Kepler steady, meaning that scientists cannot aim the telescope as precisely as they need to. The Kepler […]
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A 150-foot asteroid hurtled through Earth’s backyard Friday, coming within an incredible 17,150 miles and making the closest known flyby for a rock of its size. In a chilling coincidence, a meteor exploded above Russia’s Ural Mountains just hours before the asteroid zoomed past the planet. Scientists the world over, […]
(AP) Rather than roaring to space on an elevator of flame, the shuttle Endeavour’s final flight Friday was a leisurely, low-altitude journey past the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Hollywood sign as well as other California landmarks. The workhorse rode piggyback atop a Boeing 747 to its home state and ultimately landed at Los Angeles […]