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Scientists, including members of two Maryland-based teams, believe they have found ice inside craters near Mercury's poles, a discovery they say could reveal more about the "building blocks" for life on other planets. Though the small planet is closest...
Tags: Science, Columbia University, NASA
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured distant reaches of the universe over the past 22 years, but with the end of the space shuttle program, has not been repaired since 2009. A filmmaker is challenging that decision with the documentary "Saving Hubble"...
Tags: Movies, Science, NASA, Documentary (genre)
Baltimore is Monday's photo of the day on NASA's Earth Observatory website, giving a glimpse of Charm City by night as seen from space. You can see the photo above, or check out a larger original version as well as an annotated copy on NASA's website....
Another good opportunity to watch the International Space Station fly over Maryland occurs Thursday. With clear skies in the forecast and the spacecraft expected to be particularly bright, it could be a very good show. Look for the spacecraft to appear...
Description: NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, also known as HS3, is exploring the massive tropical systems from high altitudes via two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft. Instruments on board the planes will collect data researchers and...
I still remember — although details are somewhat cloudy now, the gist of it is still clear as bell — the night when my teen and toddler brother and sisters, my father, some workers on the farm and I sat around a fire, on a somewhat cold night,...
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If so, I have one for you. It came to mind last week when I heard of the death of Neil Armstrong, famed for being the first to set foot upon the Moon. His boyish face appeared on many photos through the years,...
Tags: Richard Nixon, Science, NASA, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin
An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket lifted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, launching a mission to study Earth's radiation belts using a pair of NASA satellites designed and built by scientists at the Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics...
Half a century ago, a nearby cluster of stars appeared to astronomers as a single glowing ball of gas. As recently as 15 years ago, scientists realized it was in fact a cluster of stars but were convinced they all must have formed at the same time and...
Dave Jones is trying to shrink the world, one crisis at a time. The former TV weatherman wants emergency managers and decision-makers to have simultaneous access to real-time information so they can keep people out of harm's way. And he wants them to...
Since he was a young boy growing up in upstate New York, Blaze Sanders always said he wanted to be an astronaut. He's doing his best to live up to his dream. Sanders, who has a degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, worked as a...
Tags: Satellite Technology, Skydiving, Google Inc., Diving, NASA
Sally Ride had the coolest name. Perfect for the first American woman in space. On that day in 1983 when she shattered the ultimate glass ceiling aboard the shuttle Challenger, many in the crowd of a quarter-million people watching the launch — a...
Tags: Science, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, NASA, Al Gore
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