A Total Solar Eclipse Leaves a Nation in Awe

A Total Solar Eclipse Leaves a Nation in Awe By HENRY FOUNTAIN August 21, 2017 Viewers cheered and howled as they took in the total eclipse in downtown Jackson, Wyo. By HENRY FOUNTAIN August 21, 2017 CHARLESTON, S.C. — The United States...

Giant Telescope Atop Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Should Be Approved, Judge Says

By DENNIS OVERBYE July 27, 2017 The stars are still in reach for astronomers who want to build a $1.4 billion telescope on top of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea. A year and a half after the Hawaiian Supreme Court revoked the telescope’s building permit,...

Bag With Moon Dust in It Fetches $1.8 Million From a Mystery Buyer

By JACEY FORTIN July 21, 2017 A small white bag that has been to the moon and back — both literally and metaphorically — was purchased by an anonymous buyer for $1,812,500 (including a premium of $312,500) at auction at Sotheby’s on...