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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
May 8, 2017
Deaf test subjects prepare for zero-gravity flight. (Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives, David Myers Collection)
How deaf men helped NASA understand motion sickness in space
May 8, 2017 - 2:58pm
December 27, 2016
Mike Gaffey, professor of Space Studies shows a meteor that he keeps in his office in Grand Forks, ND on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. (Joshua Komer / Grand Forks Herald)
Earth is likely safe for now from asteroids -- probably
December 27, 2016 - 6:00am
October 11, 2016
Dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks on Mars inferred to have been formed by contemporary flowing water are seen in an image produced by NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of Arizona. Scientists have found the first evidence that briny water may flow on the surface of Mars during the planet's summer months, a paper published on Monday showed. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/Handout
Obama vows to send people to Mars by the 2030s
October 11, 2016 - 12:23pm
December 16, 2014
Your own little personal frontier
December 16, 2014 - 7:46pm
September 25, 2014
Reuters Photo 
Students pose in a group with banners featuring Mars and Indian Space Research Organization scientists as they celebrate India’s Mars orbiter successfully entering the red planet’s orbit, on Wednesday at a school in the southern Indian city of Chennai.
India triumphs, sets record in maiden Mars mission
September 25, 2014 - 12:43am
September 18, 2014
Reuters Photo 
In this 2012 NASA handout image, Swirls of green and red appear in an aurora on Sept. 3 over Whitehorse, Yukon. Stargazers across a wide swath of the United States got a rare view of the northern lights on Friday, a colorful cosmic display normally only visible in far northern latitudes.
Learning about the night sky: Astronomy festival Dakota Nights begins Friday at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora
September 18, 2014 - 12:56am
September 11, 2014
FNS Photo by Kile Brewer 
North Dakota-designed space suits sit in their spacesuit lab on the University of North Dakota Campus. Various forms of the suit have been built and tested with the blue suit, center, and orange suit being the model used in the upcoming mock lunar mission.
Volunteer astronauts to test UND-designed spacesuits
September 11, 2014 - 12:55am
May 8, 2014
FNS Photo by Bob King 
With temperatures rising and clouds clearing, the stargazing season is nearly set in the night sky. Experts provide tips for beginning stargazers.
Look to the skies: With calm nights on horizon, experts provide tips for beginner stargazers
May 8, 2014 - 12:34am
April 2, 2014
N.D. agencies short on space: Committee gets results of survey on square footage needs; Supreme Court tops list
April 2, 2014 - 5:52pm
March 20, 2013
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg stands with Vining Mayor Don Selvaag at the city's Watermelon Days in 2008.
UND grad returning to space
March 20, 2013 - 12:00am
January 3, 2013
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In this image provided by NASA and taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows previously unseen early galaxies including the oldest one at 13.3 billion years old.
A look into the crystal ball: Best astronomy events in 2013
January 3, 2013 - 12:02am
August 18, 2012
South Heart student body grows: School district incorporates modular rooms
August 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 20, 2009
In this photo provided by NASA, the view of the space shuttle Endeavour was provided by an Expedition 20 crew member during a survey of the approaching vehicle prior to docking with the International Space Station, Friday July 17, 2009. As part of the survey and part of every mission's activities, the STS-127 Endeavour crew performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver
Spacewalk No. 2 scheduled for moon anniversary
July 20, 2009 - 7:45am