Topic: Mauna Kea
In Pictures Space photos of the day 07/13
A new study of some of the chemical compounds present on the Jupiter's moon, Io, finds that it really stinks.
06/24/2010 05:15 pm
Asteroid: Earth's largest digital camera is a 1,400-megapixel marvel peering through a telescope in Hawaii. It is on the lookout for potentially dangerous space rocks.
06/18/2010 03:45 pm
A small object that buzzed our planet this month is likely a spent rocket stage, and not an asteroid, NASA officials said Thursday.
05/28/2010 01:50 pm
The case for adding new ground-based telescopes is compelling, astronomy experts say. But they cost $700 million to $1 billion apiece just to build.
05/21/2010 01:42 pm
Scientists say dark matter around many galaxy clusters is a flattened, cigar-like shape, rather than a rounded sphere.
05/11/2010 10:04 am
Water ice discovered on the surface of an asteroid orbiting the sun between Jupiter and Mars lends credibility to the theory that asteroids, not comets, brought water to Earth.
04/29/2010 05:47 pm
For the first time, astronomers detected the fluorescent signature of an exoplanet's atmosphere. Fluorescence can give scientists clues about processes that might make a planet habitable for life.
02/03/2010 05:00 pm
A rare storm system over Titan's tropics help explain the region's unique liquid-carved landscape.
08/12/2009 01:00 am
The object that hit Jupiter last weekend released thousands of times more energy than the massive Tunguska blast in Siberia in 1908, say astronomers.
07/25/2009 01:00 am