Boulder-size asteroid disintegrated harmlessly over Africa

Jun 4, 2018

Boulder-size asteroid aiming for Earth disintegrated harmlessly over Africa's Botswana

Hawaii has 5 other active volcanoes in addition to Kilauea

May 31, 2018

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has captivated people around the world by shooting lava high into the sky and sending rivers of molten rock pouring down hillsides into the ocean over the past month

Natural phenomenon of Manhattanhenge expected to draw crowds

May 29, 2018

Weather permitting, New York City's "Manhattanhenge" returns at 8:13 p.m. EDT Tuesday

Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

May 26, 2018

Astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died

The Latest: Commercial satellites deployed by SpaceX rocket

May 22, 2018

A SpaceX rocket launched from California has successfully deployed 5 communications satellites after releasing after 2 science satellites

Experts: China far side lunar mission potentially historic

May 22, 2018

Experts say China's ambition to soft-land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon later this year faces considerable challenges but if successful, would put its space program in the forefront of one of the most important areas of lunar exploration.

Jupiter's backward-flying asteroid from another star system

May 21, 2018

An asteroid orbiting backward out near Jupiter actually hails from another star system

China launches relay satellite for far side moon landing

May 21, 2018

China has launched a relay satellite as part of a groundbreaking program to land a probe on the far side of the moon this year

As lava oozes, Hawaii officials say rest of island is open

May 12, 2018

Warnings that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could shoot boulders and ash out of its summit crater are prompting some to cancel their plans to visit the Big Island

The Latest: NASA confirms Mars lander on way to red planet

May 5, 2018

NASA says Mars-bound Insight spacecraft on its way to red planet, along with two little sidekicks.

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