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November 17, 2018
Marissa Saad, left, coordinator for NASA’s North Dakota Space Grant program, gathers participants in Saturday's weather balloons launch as they prepare for lift-off near Discovery Elementary in south Grand Forks. Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald
Up and Away: North Dakota Space Grant holds annual Near-Space Balloon Competition
November 17, 2018 - 12:48pm
October 11, 2018
U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin had made it about halfway to space in Soyuz MS-10 Thursday before suddenly going the other direction. They fell about 31 miles back to the surface, according to NASA. They were immediately located by rescue teams, retrieved from the capsule with no apparent injuries.  Handout courtesy of Bill Ingalls/NASAplay button
American, Russian alive after Soyuz rocket headed to space station fails on launch
October 11, 2018 - 11:40am
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
An artist concept depicting one of NASA’s twin Voyager spacecraft. Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft are celebrating 40 years in August and September 2017. NASA/JPL-Caltech
ASTROBOB: Voyager 1 Fires Thrusters After 37 Years, Gets New Lease On Life
December 17, 2017 - 11:15am
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 26, 2017
This artist’s impression shows the temperate planet Ross 128 b, with its red dwarf parent star in the background. The new world is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Contributed photo
Newfound planet only 11 light-years away could support life
November 26, 2017 - 8:45am
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
October 1, 2017
This artist’s impression shows the binary asteroid 288P, located in the main asteroid belt between the planets Mars and Jupiter. The object is unique as it is a binary asteroid which also behaves like a comet.
ASTROBOB: Comet or asteroid? Hubble discovers unique solar system object
October 1, 2017 - 9:30am
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