Space

8:27am

Tue May 22, 2012
Reporter's Notebook

Highest Observatory In Colorado, U.S. Damaged By Wind

Screencap from a video of the Meyer Womble Observatory damage from Wired.com
Adam Jones - University of Denver via Wired.com

Perched at 14,148 feet near the summit of Mt. Evans is the Meyer-Womble Observatory. In terms of optical observatories, it has the 3rd highest vantage point to the stars in the world. That vantage also exposes it to the winds.

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6:21am

Tue May 22, 2012

5:10am

Tue May 22, 2012
The Two-Way

'Picture Perfect Launch' For Private Rocket Headed To Space Station

Originally published on Tue May 22, 2012 8:09 am

The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifted off from space launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., early Tuesday.
John Raoux AP

2:26pm

Mon May 21, 2012
The Two-Way

SpaceX Spacecraft Will Attempt Lift Off For A Second Time On Tuesday

Originally published on Tue May 22, 2012 4:43 am

SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral in Florida was scheduled to launch Saturday morning, but aborted just before liftoff.
Roberto Gonzalez Getty Images

5:23am

Mon May 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Eclipse Of The Sun: Did You Fall Into The Ring Of Fire's Path?

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 5:31 am

This combination picture shows the annular solar eclipse as viewed from Tokyo earlier today.
Kazuhiro Nogi AFP/Getty Images

"That's got to be the prettiest thing I've ever seen," Brent Veltri of Salida, Colo., told The Associated Press, when asked about the eclipse of the sun that was visible across the western U.S. on Sunday afternoon and in much of Asia earlier today.

The celestial show attracted quite a crowd. According to the AP:

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