Retired NASA astronaut Frank Borman signs fifth-grader Derek Contreras' arm Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 in Tucson, Ariz., after speaking with students from Mission Manor Elementary School about his trips to space. Borman served as commander of the Gemini 7 and Apollo 8 missions in the 1960s. Ph…
Mercury is reasonably bright, but difficult to see so close to the sun.
If you can spell Zubenelgenubi you have arrived as an amateur astronomer.
Look south around 9 p.m. next week to see Scorpius standing straight up above the southeastern horizon. North of Scorpius and to its west (right) is the faint constellation Libra the Scales.
The moon is always impressive, whether viewed with the naked eye or with binoculars or a small telescope. It constantly acts as a pointer to other celestial objects of interest.
The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft revealed a series of geysers, or jets, near the south polar region of Enceladus, a Saturn moon.
DETROIT — Asian automakers are still building the most reliable
cars and trucks, with eight of the top 10 brands from Japanese and
Korean companies, according to an annual survey by Consumer
In a city dotted with acres of vacant used-car lots, weeds
sprouting up through the pavement cracks and sun-faded plastic
pennants blowing in the wind, Vail Motors is a breath of weird
The three people killed when the car they were riding in
collided head-on with a school bus west of Tucson last month had
methamphetamine and other drugs in their systems, autopsy results
Friday morning there's a beautiful gathering of the very thin
crescent moon, Venus, Saturn and Mercury.
Try to watch the continuing lineup of morning planets during the
next few weeks. This is a good time to see Venus, Mercury and
The last few new Buicks are trickling off the lot as the area's
only Buick dealer closes down the franchise. Parent company General
Motors still isn't saying anything about who, or even if, anyone
will deal Buicks in Tucson.
If you missed Mercury after sunset several weeks ago, you can
give it a try before sunrise.
The actions of an Altar Valley School District bus driver
possibly saved the lives of his passengers during a collision that
killed three people this week on Arizona 86, officials said.