Officials in Hawaii say construction of a giant telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea, opposed by many Hawaiians who consider it sacred ground, can go ahead.
A flood advisory and flash flood warning was declared for the Hawaiian island of Oahu, as rainfall of almost 2 inches per hour was reported Friday.
U.S. researchers say a new instrument will be a "time machine" to allow scientists to study the universe's earliest galaxies that could never be studied before.
A new image of spiral arms in the gas and dust around a sun-like star may provide clues to the presence of embedded but as-yet-unseen planets, NASA says.
Exploding supernovas provide windows into the history of the universe and Israeli astronomers say they've observed a record-breaking number of them.
The dwarf planet Vesta, the runt of the solar system, can lay claim to the second-highest mountain, higher than anything on Earth, U.S. astronomers say.
U.S. researchers say a survey reveals small planets are more common than large ones and one in four sun-like stars may have Earth-like planets.
The U.S. space agency says an 880-pound robot designed to locate water and other resources on the moon will soon be field tested in Hawaii.
British astronomers say they've determined fully evolved galaxies existed 4 billion years after the birth of the universe.
The surface of the Moon may become more tangible as Europe's lunar satellite, the Smart 1 probe, has successfully completed its mission. The BBC reported Smart 1 has produced detailed maps of the Moon's chemical make-up from its 16-month mission.