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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • Eclipse prospects dim, but Xmas snow possible

     
    The weather gods give a little and they take a little. The forecast for Tuesday's early-morning lunar eclipse seems to be going sour. But the National Weather Service is posting a 30 percent chance for snow in Baltimore on Friday,......
  • Eclipse forecast improving

     
    Worries that increasing clouds leading to possible snow on Tuesday seemed to be easing Monday morning, giving renewed hope for Marylanders eager to see tonight's total eclipse of the moon.Forecasters out at Sterling, in their morning forecast discussion,...
  • No, your astrological sign hasn't changed

     
    When I saw Thursday evening that this goofy story on the "changes" in the dates and names of our astrological signs was the most popular item on our Web site, I told our editors that it was badly garbled, and mostly......
  • Tomorrow's lunar eclipse won't be visible here

     
    There will be a total eclipse of the moon on Tuesday, but unless you're living in eastern South America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Southern or Southeast Asia, Australia or floating in the Indian Ocean, you won't see any of it.......
  • June 15: Watch out for that eclipse and full moon, Gemini

    Gemini 05.21-06.20 A lunar eclipse and full moon might prove unsettling for a few hours. This is not the best time to begin a new business project because ambitions may not be realizable. Cancer 06.21-07.22 Today's lunar eclipse may remind you that it...
  • After space shuttle program, NASA's future still bright

    After space shuttle program, NASA's future still bright
    With the final flight of the stalwart space shuttle Atlantis just a few days away, America is beginning an exciting new chapter in human space exploration. This chapter centers on full utilization of the International Space Station, development of...
  • SpaceX rocket carries Maryland science project into space

    SpaceX rocket carries Maryland science project into space
    As the space capsule called Dragon hurtled toward the International Space Station at about 17,500 miles per hour on Friday, no space enthusiast was more enthralled than Paul Warren, a self-described "nerd" who attends Henry E. Lackey High School in...
  • Andromeda, Milky Way galaxies on collision course

    Andromeda, Milky Way galaxies on collision course
    First, the bad news: The Andromeda galaxy, an agglomeration of 1 trillion stars that is visible to the naked eye, is hurtling through space at 250,000 miles per hour — and it's coming right at us. What's more, NASA astronomers in Baltimore said...
  • Exhibit brings together 'Eureka' moments in science

    Exhibit brings together 'Eureka' moments in science
    Earle Havens can almost hear their voices. Each time Havens steps inside the George Peabody Library, he senses the muted exclamations, the murmured back-and-forth of a conversation that's been going on now for more than two millennia. In one corner,...
  • Transit of Venus offers rare glimpse of heavens

    Transit of Venus offers rare glimpse of heavens
    When Venus passed between Earth and the sun 251 years ago Tuesday, scientists scribbled down observations that helped calculate a rough estimate of the size of our solar system. Using crude telescopes, they watched the yellow planet move across the sun'...
  • Space: Will we again invest in our dreams?

    Space: Will we again invest in our dreams?
    In an age of austerity, can the United States still afford, in "Star Trek's" memorable phrase, "to boldly go where no man has gone before"? The answer: maybe. The space shuttle program — that long-running, always slightly disappointing successor...
  • Solar flare could disrupt radio, GPS, power systems

    Solar flare could disrupt radio, GPS, power systems
    NASA is warning of a large solar flare expected to impact Earth on Wednesday night or Thursday morning, potentially disturbing radio communication, GPS and power grids. A phenomenon known as a coronal mass ejection associated with a solar flare...