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NASA once again to launch humans from US soil

NASA will once again launch astronauts into space from US soil, the 1st time since the Shuttle was retired in 2011.

Michigan residents see a meteor come to Earth

A meteor sent fragments of meteorites to Earth last week in Michigan; it was a dazzling fireball display of nature.

NASA says 2017 was 2nd-hottest year on record

Earth's climate is changing, and temperatures, especially in the Arctic, are getting hotter—by about 1°C since the 1950s.

Our observatory schedule for November 2017

Here's our observatory's plan for viewing in November, in our ongoing quest to photograph the constellations from Md., IL.

Miami to Seattle in 50 minutes? Imagine that.

Boron nitride nanotubes could help planes withstand extended hypersonic travel and drastically reduce air travel times in the future.

What stars you might see during the eclipse

Will you be taking any "artistic" photos during the eclipse. Getting some great shots of the sky could require specialized lenses.

Confirming sunspots, 14 days before US eclipse

We thought we saw sunspots yesterday, so we pointed a slightly more powerful telescope at the sun this morning. Yep. Sunspots.

Jupiter in opposition today. Wow!

The world's beauty is joined by extraterrestrial beauty, and since Jupiter is now closer to Earth than it has been in a year, NASA took some pics.

Student science experiments going to space station

If we're planning to go back to the moon, to Mars, or beyond, we need some basic science experiments to pave the way for long space flights.

Nearby star has 7 Earth-sized planets: NASA

Are we alone? NASA scientists have published their discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star that's only 39 light years away.