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  • Big, bright quasar from ancient universe stuns scientists

    Big, bright quasar from ancient universe stuns scientists
    Deep in the universe’s past, astronomers have discovered a luminous quasar powered by an enormous black hole that contains the mass of 12 billion suns. The incredibly bright object is ancient -- shining when the universe was only 875 million years...
  • Pink cloud visible in Arizona after New Mexico rocket launch

    Early risers across much of Arizona were treated to a colorful sight — a pink cloud from a NASA research rocket that was launched Wednesday from a U.S. Army installation in New Mexico. The rocket was launched from White Sands Missile Range at 5:...
  • Drones play a role in Hampton Roads science, research

    Drones play a role in Hampton Roads science, research
    In a few months, a pair of small unmanned drones will soar over forests and swamps in southwestern Nigeria, their onboard cameras scanning the ground for the remains of a lost civilization. They'll be sussing out the scars of large-scale ditches and...
  • NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study

    NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study
    Scientists have a handle on what happens to air pollution spewing from tailpipes and smokestacks in the summer when sunlight and moisture can quickly interact with and transform key pollutants. They know far less about what happens to those pollutants...
  • Frank DiBello: Pushing for a Florida spaceport for private liftoffs

    Frank DiBello: Pushing for a Florida spaceport for private liftoffs
    Frank DiBello is president of Space Florida, the state-chartered agency now seeking development of a spaceport in Florida. He also is chairman of the international Commercial Spaceflight Federation. DiBello, 72, recently spoke with Sentinel staff reporter...
  • Spacewalking astronauts turn cable guys in 1st of 3 jobs

    Spacewalking astronauts routed more than 300 feet of cable outside the International Space Station on Saturday, tricky and tiring advance work for the arrival of new American-made crew capsules. It was the first of three spacewalks planned for NASA...
  • Watch Pluto's moons go: New Horizons captures Nix and Hydra in action

    Watch Pluto's moons go: New Horizons captures Nix and Hydra in action
    Well hey there, little moons! In the home stretch of a 9.5-year journey, NASA’s New Horizons mission has caught two of Pluto’s lunar companions on camera as they circle around the dwarf planet. The images, made into a video, offer the first...
  • Stanford pair helping predict solar storms

    Life as a forecaster is not easy. Just ask National Weather Service forecasters who misjudged how a recent winter storm would impact the Big Apple. Now imagine trying to predict weather activity on a burning sphere 1.3 million times larger than Earth and...
  • For Colorado stargazers, winter offers portal to space

    Even to the naked eye, the night sky over Palmer Park plays out ancient battles. To the east, Orion the Hunter readies a blow so vivid on this particular evening that his outline can be traced with a finger. Beside Orion, his quarry: Taurus the Bull,...
  • Life on Europa? Scientists ponder the possibilities

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. When Galileo viewed Jupiter through his telescope in 1610, he saw four dim objects near it that he assumed were stars. Repeated observations revealed that these "stars" orbited Jupiter like our own moon circles Earth. Thus began over...
  • Close brush between our solar system and a star reported

    Close brush between our solar system and a star reported
    Less than 100,000 years ago, a cool, small star flew within 0.8 light years of our sun, brushing past the icy Oort cloud that lies at the outer edges of our solar system, according to research published this week. Scientists say it is the closest a...