| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:37 AM
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....
| Dec 1, 2012
Room 110 of Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy bears a special name on the placard outside: Rocket Room.
Inside, tiny screws, metal clamps, screwdrivers, power drills and colored zip ties cover tables and shelves, the...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:17 PM
The federal government has an innovation problem — or does it?
The answer depends on whom you ask.
Federal employees surveyed over the past three years have had a declining view of government innovation. But that doesn't mean Uncle Sam doesn't...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:15 PM
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...
| May 6, 2013
| 12:03 PM
The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum has been taking the Glenn L. Martin Company rocket age history on the road to Harford County. Thanks to support from the Dresher Foundation, the museum is offering its outreach STEM education program "From Sand...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 7:57 AM
A commercial rocket launch that was scheduled for Wednesday but aborted has been pushed to Friday, at the earliest.
The next attempt is "tentatively" set for Friday, assuming that issues forcing the delay are resolved, according to Orbital Sciences...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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,...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Spot the International Space Station moving across the night sky this week. Chances arise the next three nights, but the best viewing opportunity Wednesday is possible to coincide with rain and thunderstorms.
Look tonight at 8:59 p.m., Tuesday at 9:45...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured what space scientists called potentially the "comet of the century", Comet ISON, as it speeds toward Earth at 47,000 mph.
The comet, technically known as C/2012 S1, will pass within 1.1 million miles of Earth...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 4:22 AM
FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:The planet Mercury will be in the headlines a week from today, as scientists and engineers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab try to put NASA’s Messenger spacecraft into orbit around it. If they’re successful,...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 4:22 AM
FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Can you imagine living for six months aboard the International Space Station? Find out what it’s like from Col. Timothy “TJ” Creamer, who will speak at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Loyola University’s McGuire...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The first picture taken from a spacecraft in orbit around Mercury has arrived on Earth. And to no one's surprise (it's been photographed from close-up during three previous flybys), the planet looks like the moon. (Click on photo to enlarge.)The......