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  • International Space Station captures Baltimore by night

    International Space Station captures Baltimore by night
    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....
  • Hopkins researchers readying for blast-off in study of early galaxy growth

    Hopkins researchers readying for blast-off in study of early galaxy growth
    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...
  • Federal innovation a matter of perspective

    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...
  • NASA mission believed to have discovered ice on Mercury

    NASA mission believed to have discovered ice on Mercury
    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...
  • Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum comes to Harford

    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...
  • Antares rocket launch from NASA Wallops rescheduled for Friday, at earliest

    Antares rocket launch from NASA Wallops rescheduled for Friday, at earliest
    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...
  • A rocket scientist's lament

    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,...
  • International Space Station to fly over Baltimore this week

    International Space Station to fly over Baltimore this week
    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...
  • Hubble captures Comet ISON, headed to pass Earth this fall

    Hubble captures Comet ISON, headed to pass Earth this fall
    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...
  • Planet Mercury in the news next week

     
    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,...
  • Astronaut TJ Creamer to speak at Loyola Univ.

     
    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...
  • First image from Mercury orbiter: looks like the moon

     
    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......