Chile plays host to some of the most advanced observatories on the planet, but being located in a region where the skies are astronomically pristine can come at a price.
Two new books from the University of New Mexico Press feature photos from the Apollo moon landing and the one- and two-man Mercury and Gemini flights.
Tonight, the state of Hawaii is facing the first hurricane to make landfall on its islands since 1950. But Hurricane Iselle is only the first of a two that is cause for concern — Hurricane Julio following only a few … Continue reading →
A sophisticated exoplanet-hunting instrument, attached to one of the most powerful telescopes in the world, has opened its infrared eye for the first time.
During the heat of the Space Race, engineers thought up a wild barnstorming scheme for getting Americans to moon before the Soviets -- hot-rod a Gemini capsule for a lunar mission. ->
In the spirit of high jinx during the 1969 Apollo 12 mission, a surprise awaited astronaut Richard Gordon.
In 1961, test pilots Neil Armstrong and Milton Thompson built their own research aircraft.
What seems to be angering the supermassive black holes inside distant, yet powerful, radio galaxies?
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