• Arecibo Observatory Dec 3, 2020

    WATCH: Huge Telescope Collapses in Puerto Rico

    Scientists around the world are mourning the Arecibo Observatory after it collapsed on Tuesday. The telescope had been an integral part in making astronomical discoveries over the last half a century.

  • Arecibo Observatory Nov 19, 2020

    Huge Puerto Rico Radio Telescope to Close in Blow to Science

    The National Science Foundation says it will close the telescope at the renowned Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico in a blow to scientists worldwide who depend on it to search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life

  • Arizona Apr 11, 2019

    Black Hole Captured for First-Time: ‘We Have Seen What We Thought Was Unseeable'

    Scientists have unveiled humanity’s first-ever photo of a black hole. The Event Horizon Telescope, a network of eight radio observatories spanning the globe, captured a massive black hole “53.5 million light-years away in galaxy Messier 87,” researchers with the National Science Foundation announced Wednesday. “We have seen what we thought was unseeable,” EHT assistant director and Harvard University senior research...

  • The Associated Press Oct 2, 2018

    Desperation Grows as Death Toll Soars From Indonesia Quake

    Trucks carrying food for desperate survivors of the earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island rolled in with a police escort Tuesday to guard against looters, while the death toll from the disaster soared past 1,200. Four days after the magnitude 7.5 earthquake and tsunami struck, supplies of food, water, fuel and medicine had yet to reach the hardest-hit areas outside Palu,...

  • Professor Mar 19, 2018

    Astronomers Glimpse Cosmic Dawn, When the Stars Switched On

    For the first time, astronomers have glimpsed the dawn of the universe 13.6 billion years ago when the earliest stars were just beginning to glow after the Big Bang. And if that’s not enough, they may have detected mysterious dark matter at work, too....
    The glimpse consisted of a faint radio signal from deep space, picked up by an antenna that...

  • Facebook Jan 18, 2017

    Oregon Dad, Toddler Swept to Sea as Mother Helplessly Watched

    One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they were gone, swept away by a “sneaker wave” as his wife looked on.

  • NBC Dec 2, 2016

    Buzz Aldrin Stable After Medical Evacuation From South Pole

    An ailing Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand where he was in a hospital on Friday in stable condition. Aldrin, 86, was visiting Antarctica as a tourist when he fell ill. He was flown to Christchurch from McMurdo Station, a U.S. research center on the Antarctic coast....

  • Facebook Jun 23, 2016

    South Pole Rescue Flight of 2 Sick Workers Arrives in Chile

    A small plane with two sick U.S. workers arrived safely in Chile late Wednesday after leaving Antarctica in a daring rescue mission from a remote South Pole research station, officials said. After making a stop for a few hours at a British station on the edge of Antarctica, the two workers were flown to the southernmost Chilean city of Punta...

  • Emilie Plesset Jun 22, 2016

    South Pole Rescue Flight of 2 Workers Finishes Last Leg

    A plane has reached the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to remove a sick research team crew member, a Foundation official said. The Foundation said the crew member requires medical care unavailable at the station. A second patient might also be removed, the foundation said....
    The plane left from the British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Station around 1,500 miles away....

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