| Feb 15, 2013
| 1:09 PM
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'...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:35 PM
This post has been updated. See note below.
If a meteor was heading toward California, would residents have any warning?
It all depends on the size of the space rock and the time of day.
At night, astronomers can see an object hurtling toward...
| May 13, 2013
| 1:38 PM
The sun erupted for the second time in less than 24 hours Monday morning, releasing the most powerful solar flare so far of 2013.
Monday's solar flare, which peaked at 9 a.m. Pacific time, came just 14 hours after the second largest solar flare of 2013,...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:56 PM
The sun put on another fireworks display Monday evening, releasing a dramatic flash of ultraviolet radiation and sending solar matter hurtling through space.
It was the third major solar flare in 24 hours and the most powerful of 2013. The solar flare...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:03 AM
There she goes again!
The same region of the sun that brought you three powerful solar flares in a 24-hour span from Sunday night to Monday evening let loose Tuesday night with another explosive flash of ultraviolet radiation and sent tons of its own...
| May 15, 2013
| 3:47 PM
They traveled more than 200 miles from the San Gabriel Valley to reach one of the darkest corners in Southern California.
Three hours before sunset on Saturday, half a dozen amateur astronomers unloaded high-powered telescopes onto a concrete platform...
| May 8, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Here's a new mystery for space observers: Astronomers have recently discovered a series of hydrogen clouds floating in a starless stretch of space between the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies.
The clouds are enormous, or relatively small, depending...
| May 9, 2013
| 5:53 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An astronomer says his calculations about the exact position of a full moon one night in 1863 would help explain how Confederate Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was felled by friendly fire in the Civil War.
| Jan 22, 2012
When President John F. Kennedy announced in 1961 that America was committed to "landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth" by the end of the decade, winning the race became the paramount objective of the national space program....
| Dec 5, 2012
| 2:55 PM
A day after the possible discovery of organic material on the Red Planet, NASA officials announced plans for a news Mars exploration mission in 2020. The objectives for the planned rover are not set, but it could potentially collect soil......
| Dec 10, 2012
James D. Hodgson
Former secretary of Labor
James D. Hodgson, 96, who as secretary of Labor in the early 1970s helped shepherd the Occupational Safety and Health Act into law, died Nov. 28 at his Malibu home, his family announced. The cause was...