'Ring of fire' eclipse 2021: When, where to watch it

The first solar eclipse of 2021 will be visible to the Northern Hemisphere on Thursday morning.  It will appear as a “sunrise event,” with the moon passing between the Earth and the sun and partially obscuring the star from view and leaving

Spacecraft buzzes Jupiter's mega moon, 1st close-up in years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Juno spacecraft has provided the first close-ups of Jupiter’s largest moon in two decades. Juno zoomed past icy Ganymede on Monday, passing within 645 miles (1,038 kilometers). The last time a spacecraft came that close was in

Boeing drone refuels Navy fighter jet for the first time

In partnership with aerospace company Boeing, the U.S. Navy has successfully carried out aerial refueling using an unmanned aircraft for the first time.  The service branch said Monday that the unprecedented MQ-25 program achievement was conducted on June 4 from MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah,

New dinosaur species is largest found in Australia, scientists say

Scientists on Monday announced they have identified a new species of dinosaur that is the largest ever found in Australia. The giant sauropod was officially named the Australotitan cooperensis, or “the southern titan” by researchers in Eromanga, Queensland, according to a study

California faces worst drought in decades: 'Economic disaster'

After two consecutive dry years, the California drought is back. How bad is it? “This is the worst drought since 1977,” said Ernest Conant, the federal Bureau of Reclamation’s California regional director. California melon farmer Joe Del Bosque called it “an economic

Astrophysicist explains why UFO videos fail to impress him

A top astrophysics professor penned a column published Sunday that addresses the recent buzz around UFO sightings by U.S. Navy personnel and the highly anticipated report on these sightings due out in the summer.  These videos have piqued the country’s fascination due

Asteroid the size of Seattle's Space Needle to pass near Earth

A “potentially hazardous” asteroid the size of Seattle’s Space Needle is expected to pass near Earth on Tuesday.  The space rock, known as 2021 KT1, measures approximately 600 feet, according to NASA’s Southern California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). AMAZING NEW IMAGE FROM