| Apr 14, 2014
| 6:54 AM
Rain, storms and clouds are forecast Monday night through Tuesday, likely blocking out any view of a full lunar eclipse -- sometimes known as a "Blood Moon" -- occurring early Tuesday morning.
Clouds are forecast to move in Tuesday afternoon, with...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:42 AM
A full lunar eclipse will occur early Tuesday morning, darkening the full moon and possibly tinting it a reddish hue that causes some to call it a "Blood Moon".
For nearly an hour and a half, the moon will be dimmed and possibly appearing a copper color...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Unique celestial events in 2014 include two full lunar eclipses visible from Maryland and a partial solar eclipse that will begin just before sunset one October afternoon. A new meteor shower could be a bonus.
Here’s what stargazers have to look...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:01 PM
In a room with concrete block walls from which he can barely see the sky, Drake Deming explores the heavens.
Several days a week he can be found in his office at the University of Maryland, College Park, surrounded by three computer screens, analyzing...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Scientists have detected cosmic neutrinos, elusive subatomic particles that stream through the Earth from outside the solar system, for the first time in 25 years, a feat that could usher in a new era of astronomy.
Using technology embedded in a cubic...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are set to launch a massive balloon above the skies of New Mexico this weekend for a glimpse of Comet ISON, the rare comet on its way to looping past the sun and Earth in the coming...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Once a week, scientists at the University of Maryland, College Park and NASA aimed satellites across the solar system to where they figured the spacecraft known as Deep Impact would have drifted since seven days earlier.
They would ping it for its...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:47 PM
After 36 years of space exploration and months of heated argument among scientists, NASA officials confirmed Thursday that Voyager 1 entered into interstellar space more than a year ago.
The final piece of evidence that led scientists to conclude that...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:00 AM
A comet looping behind the sun right now could emerge this fall as a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle that shines in the sky so brightly, it is visible with the naked eye around the world — if it survives.
Comet C/2012 S1, dubbed Comet ISON in honor...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Jason Kalirai doesn't just reach for the stars. He pulls them close and studies them — and encourages others to do so, as well.
For two years, Kalirai, an award-winning astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, worked...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Jason Kalirai doesn't just reach for the stars. He pulls them close and studies them — and encourages others to do so as well.
Kalirai, 35, is an award-winning astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. For two years,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:29 AM
The International Space Station is making several passes over Maryland this week, a handful of which will be visible in the night sky so long as skies stay clear.
Some nights the spacecraft will appear brighter than others, and some nights its flyover...