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Photos: Apollo 11 moon landing

Photos: Apollo 11 moon landing

July 20 is the 45th anniversary of the lunar landing. July 20, 1969, was the first time man had walked on the moon.

July 17, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Students to compete in Billings Clinic Research Center Science Expo on Friday

Students to compete in Billings Clinic Research Center Science Expo on Friday

Morgan Wolfe got his project idea for this year’s science expo after his father came home from the dentist with a busted filling almost a year ago.

March 27, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Gillette company teams with NASA

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A Gillette-based company has teamed with NASA to provide a crucial step in sending astronauts farther into space than ever before.

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Apollo 8 commander reflects on historic Christmas Eve moon mission, photo

Apollo 8 commander reflects on historic Christmas Eve moon mission, photo

On Christmas Eve of 1968, three men captivated the American public as they became the first humans to orbit the moon and snapped what would become one of the most iconic images of the modern era.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Understanding coyote howls, yips could have wider implications

Understanding coyote howls, yips could have wider implications

Coyotes and life forms on other planets have one thing in common — Sara Waller.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Chief Dull Knife College faculty to see Mars rocket launch

NASA’s planned launch Monday of a rocket to explore Mars’ upper atmosphere could ultimately launch students at Chief Dull Knife College in Lame Deer on a trajectory of science careers.

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Central students' algae experiment headed for International Space Station

Central students' algae experiment headed for International Space Station

They're going to space. Well, their algae is going to space. 

August 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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UM to join hunt for Earth-like planets

UM to join hunt for Earth-like planets

MISSOULA — Astronomers last month detected a planet 63 light years from Earth passing in front of its star. On this distant world, daytime temperatures soar to 2,000 degrees while 4,500 mph winds drive storms that rain glass.

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Mars rover discovering clean water used Wyoming bentonite for test

Mars rover discovering clean water used Wyoming bentonite for test

Last week, NASA’s latest rover, Curiosity, drilled its first holes into the red surface of Mars and passed a few tablespoons of rock powder to two of its on-board analytical instruments.

March 21, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Gallery: Mars rover Curiosity

Gallery: Mars rover Curiosity

Photos and composite images from NASA's Curiosity rover project.

March 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bewitched by bentonite: Wyoming clay used in Mars discovery

Bewitched by bentonite: Wyoming clay used in Mars discovery

In addition to using bentonite to calibrate one of 11 instruments aboard the Mars rover Curiosity, the Wyoming sample was used to test the rover's drill under Martian-like conditions.

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Spacecraft named by Montana kids to plunge into moon mountain

LOS ANGELES — Ebb and Flow chased each other around the moon for nearly a year, peering into the interior.

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Tribes' Polson company wins NASA contract worth up to $50M

POLSON – NASA is changing the way it does business, and a Polson firm will help it make the transition.

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Saturn V rocket

Saturn V rocket

Visitors get a view of the thrusters on a Saturn V rocket at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Test capsule

Test capsule

A test capsule for a heavy-lift launch system is seen in the Vehicle Assembly Building on a tour of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Gallery: Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon

Gallery: Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon

Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step on to the moon. The modest man who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter million miles away has died. …

August 25, 2012 2:33 pm Photos

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Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon, dies

Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon, dies

Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step on to the moon. The modest man who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter million miles away has died. …

August 25, 2012 1:39 pm Video Photos

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Gallery: Curiosity lands on Mars

Photos from Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity

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Wildfires seen from space

Wildfires seen from space

A Wednesday photo released by NASA shows wildfires burning at the south end of the Wyoming Range in southwestern Wyoming. The photo was taken aboard the International Space Station, 240 miles above Earth. These particular fires, of unknown cause, are burning at the south end of the Wyoming R…

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University of Wyoming researcher provides window into the universe

University of Wyoming researcher provides window into the universe

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Sitting in University of Wyoming astronomy professor Michael Pierce’s laboratory is a 7-foot-long, Thermos-like metal tube that he hopes will help unlock the mysteries of the early universe.

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