About 382 million years before Las Vegas sports books perfected the prop bet, a meteor crashed down on what is now Nevada, leaving behind a bowl-shaped crater nearly large enough to swallow Clark County.
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The long skeleton was found in 2006 by some local farmers digging for a fishpond in Qijiang city in China’s southwestern Chongqing province.
Given the project code name, EXACTO, it aims to create the first small caliber bullet that could steer itself.
A treat is in store for sky watchers Monday, as a large asteroid will fly close to Earth.
You’re wondering, doesn’t this happen all the time? Yes and no.
Water often damages metals, causing rust, wear and decay. Thanks to an innovative laser process, however, metal is getting its revenge.
The iconic Doomsday clock now stands at three minutes to midnight after it was moved up two minutes on Thursday.
NASA released new images Monday of the dwarf planet Ceres that hint at crater-like structures on the surface.
Nearly 130,000 pages of declassified Air Force files on UFO investigations and sightings are now available online.
Britain’s “Beagle 2” spacecraft, once dubbed “a heroic failure,” was re-branded “a great success” on Friday for being found on Mars 11 years after going missing.
Astronauts returned to the U.S. side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after sheltering most of the day in Russia’s modules while ground teams assessed a potential ammonia leak, NASA said.
Rather than sleep in or play games on the first day of winter break, eight children were excited to learned about rocket science with College of Southern Nevada instructor Gene Kelly.
If you’re planning on packing up and changing addresses to Kepler-442b or Kepler-438b anytime soon, you can probably put away the moving boxes for now.
The launch of a Space Exploration Technologies Falcon 9 rocket from Florida was called off at the last minute on Tuesday due to a potential technical glitch with the booster’s upper-stage motor, NASA said.
The presents are unwrapped. The children’s shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it’s time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree.
Astronaut Alexander Gerst gives a stunning and surreal view from the International Space Station.
At the edge of a city that considers light pollution a marketing strategy, astronomy buffs have opened the dome on a new telescope. The Las Vegas Astronomical Society has finished work on the first of what it hopes will be several telescopes on the far side of Mount Potosi.
Imagine a blimp city floating 30 miles above the scorching surface of Venus — a home for a team of astronauts studying one of the solar system’s most inhospitable planets. NASA is currently doing just that; floating a concept that could one day see a 30-day manned mission to Earth’s closest planetary neighbor.
People often compare laws to sausages, as in it’s best not to see how they’re made. But U.S. Sen. Harry Reid said Monday he was proud of the way the sausage got made when it came to creation of Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument at the northern edge of the Las Vegas Valley.
Those lights you put up for the holidays don’t just brighten your neighborhood — they are providing NASA with new data about how cities illuminate the night.
Scientists say the three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land.
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has found carbon-containing compounds in samples drilled out of an ancient rock, the first definitive detection of organics on the surface of Earth’s neighbor planet, scientists said on Tuesday.
Imagine spending your entire career searching for something buried somewhere within the Earth — and then when you miraculously find it, the federal government seizes your discovery.
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