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August 10, 2018
Josh Wasniewski, a student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, watches as Tate Petrowuski, 10, of Foley enjoys views of Saturn through an 8-inch telescope in Canal Park on a recent Friday night. The full moon is at top center. At right are Josh (Tate's father) and Ty, 13. Members of the Arrowhead Astronomical Society routinely set up their telescopes for public viewing of the moon and planets on Friday and Saturday nights during the summer and fall when weather permits. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)
Photo essay: Turning eyes to the sky
August 10, 2018 - 8:48am
April 9, 2018
What the inside of the orbiting hotel may look like.  Orion Span
New luxury hotel will cost $792,000 a night - and be 200 miles up
April 9, 2018 - 9:15pm
March 8, 2018
A rendering of China's 9½-ton space station, Tiangong-1. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
China's space lab will soon crash to Earth. Scientists think they know where - sort of.
March 8, 2018 - 7:34am
February 7, 2018
A screenshot of SpaceX's livestream of the Tesla Roadster in space after being launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the maiden flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket on Feb. 6, 2018. Image courtesy of SpaceXplay button
With Falcon Heavy launch, Elon Musk earns kudos even from competitors
February 7, 2018 - 1:13pm
December 19, 2017
In an undated handout image taken from a video released by the Defense Department's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, a 2004 encounter near San Diego between two Navy F/A-18F fighter jets and an unknown object. UFOs have been repeatedly investigated over the decades in the United States, including by the American military. (U.S. Department of Defense via The New York Times Copyright 2017)
Former Navy pilot describes encounter with UFO studied by secret Pentagon program
December 19, 2017 - 7:17am
December 18, 2017
In an undated handout image taken from a video released by the Defense Department's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, a 2004 encounter near San Diego between two Navy F/A-18F fighter jets and an unknown object. UFOs have been repeatedly investigated over the decades in the United States, including by the American military. (U.S. Department of Defense via The New York Times Copyright 2017)
'It's rotating!': After U.S. government admits to funding UFO program, a newly released video shows they were onto something
December 18, 2017 - 1:42pm
Warning sign near Area 51. Photo from Wikimedia Commons
The government admits it studies UFOs. So about those Area 51 conspiracy theories …
December 18, 2017 - 8:54am
December 17, 2017
SpaceX launches supplies for NASA with used booster rocket for first time
December 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
December 8, 2017
The Space Kingdom of Asgardia says it just launched a new nation in space. A legal expert disagrees.
December 8, 2017 - 12:06pm
November 24, 2017
"The Blue Marble" is a photograph of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon at a distance of about 29,000 kilometers (18,000 mi). Flat earth theorists argue such photos were faked by NASA. Image via Wikipedia.
A flat-Earther's plan to launch himself in a homemade rocket just hit a speed bump
November 24, 2017 - 2:30pm
October 28, 2017
An unusual, fast-moving object from somewhere else in the galaxy just visited our solar system
October 28, 2017 - 9:03am
June 19, 2017
Artist's concept depicts an itsy bitsy planetary system -- so compact, in fact, that it's more like Jupiter and its moons than a star and its planets. Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler mission and ground-based telescopes recently confirmed that the system, called KOI-961, hosts the three smallest exoplanets known so far to orbit a star other than our sun.  NASA-JPL-Caltech
NASA finds 10 new potentially habitable 'Earth-like' worlds
June 19, 2017 - 9:00pm
May 8, 2017
Deaf test subjects prepare for zero-gravity flight. (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives, David Myers Collection)
How deaf men helped NASA understand motion sickness in space
May 8, 2017 - 2:58pm
February 22, 2017
Artist's concept shows what each of the TRAPPIST-1 planets may look like, based on available data about their sizes, masses and orbital distances.  REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
February 22, 2017 - 4:12pm
February 18, 2017
A SpaceX rocket sits on launch pad39A on Saturday after it was scrubbed 13 seconds before it was expected to launch. The new window for the mission, which will send cargo and hundreds of science experiments to the International Space Station, will open Sunday morning. Pad39A is the launch site of a rocket that carried the first U.S. astronauts to the moon. It was also the site of the last Space Shuttle mission in 2011. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)
SpaceX launch scrubbed with 13 seconds to go
February 18, 2017 - 6:18pm