When the time came to open the dome for the first time at Great Basin National Park’s new observatory, astronomer Tyler Nordgren knew just where to point the telescope.
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A Filipino fisherman has found possibly the world’s biggest pearl, which he had hidden under a bed for more than 10 years as a lucky charm.
Astronaut Jeffrey Williams has a new record for NASA under his space belt.
After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door.
A University of Nevada, Reno, expert who played a key role in investigating a 2010 outbreak of cholera in Haiti that was later blamed on U.N. peacekeeping troops says the international organization needs to do more to ensure that it doesn’t contribute to the spread of infectious diseases.
A team of scientists and technicians scanning the rocky ocean floor off Southern California couldn’t contain their excitement when they spotted a purple, googly eyed squid.
A local nonprofit is connecting with health care providers and patients to provide the latest news on technological advances in Parkinson’s disease research.
Astronomical events largely go unnoticed in urban settings where artificial lighting dims views of night skies. But beyond the glare of city lights, Nevada’s open spaces offer wonderful views of some of the darkest skies in the country.
Residents can take in views of strong meteor shower activity late Friday night through early Saturday morning. The best times to catch the meteor shower are between 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, College of Southern NevadaPlanetarium Manager Andrew Kerr said.
If you missed the Perseid meteor shower last night, don’t worry — photographers around the world captured the bursts of light crossing the sky.
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