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  • Hubble discovers fifth moon around Pluto

    Hubble discovers fifth moon around Pluto
    Pluto may not be a full-fledged planet, but it has five moons, astronomers have discovered. The fifth one is 6 to 15 miles wide and circles the dwarf planet in a 58,000-mile orbit, according to a research team that includes one scientist at the Johns...
  • SpaceX launches rocket to International Space Station

    SpaceX launches rocket to International Space Station
    Space Exploration Technologies is vying to be the first private company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station, and its mission got off to a successful start with a launch this morning. A Dragon spacecraft launched from the company's...
  • West Laurel: Health runs evolved into long-distance races for our neighbor

    Ed Masuoka is a guy who started running in 2007 to control his weight and has been running ever since. With a mostly sedentary job at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, he ran 1,800 miles on a treadmill and lost almost 50 pounds the first year. At a height...
  • NASA image shows galaxy with active black hole

    NASA image shows galaxy with active black hole
    A NASA image released Friday shows a glimpse of a galaxy with an active black hole, the focus of a recent discovery much of which was made in Baltimore. The space agency's image of the day gallery shows an active black hole squelching star formation inĀ ...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Sally Ride had the cool to break the barriers

    Sally Ride had the cool to break the barriers
    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...
  • Skywatching opportunity: See space station twice in two nights

    Get outside Wednesday and Thursday nights for chances to view the International Space Station fly over the region. Wednesday, the spacecraft will appear as a bright, swiftly moving light on the northwest horizon just before 9:44 p.m. It will move three-...
  • 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....
  • Bits & Pieces: Vitagliano and Qui win Davidson scholarships

    Adriana Vitagliano of Atholton High School and River Hill's Eric Qui have been declared the winners of the 2012 Robert Davidson Scholar/Athlete Awards. Hammond's Nicole Dawson and Mt. Hebron's Andrew Risinger were the runners-up. Once again the...
  • See the International Space Station in night sky this week

    See the International Space Station in night sky this week
    Opportunities to watch the International Space Station fly over Maryland arise in the coming days. Viewing opportunities only occur sporadically, based on the spacecraft’s orbit route and its position relative to the sun and Earth. They often occur...
  • NASA holding space telescope Q&A on Twitter

    NASA holding space telescope Q&A on Twitter
    Have questions about space and the James Webb Space Telescope? John Mather, a Nobel laureate and scientist working on the telescope, will answer them on Twitter tomorrow. The telescope is slated for a 2018 launch and is seeking to find the first galaxies...