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  • Galactic beauty in the Big Dipper

     
    On clear, dry nights - the kind we often see at this time of year in Maryland - it's nice to look up and see familiar constellations. One of the most familiar, of course, is the Big Dipper. The big......
  • Space station back in our evening skies

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Space Cadets! The International Space Station is back in the evening sky and Baltimore is in line for two fine passes this week. Look tonight for the ISS to rise above the southwest horizon at 7:11 p.m.......
  • Comet Hartley 2 looks like a peanut

     
    The Maryland-led EPOXI mission to Comet Hartley 2 has downloaded the first close-up images of the comet's icy nucleus, and the 4-billion-year-old object looks pretty much like a peanut. Or maybe a bowling pin.Snapped just after 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, the.....
  • Space Station over Baltimore tonight

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Space Cadets! Clear skies tonight should give us a great view of the International Space Station as it cruises directly over Baltimore just before dinner. Look for a bright, star-like object rising above the northwest horizon...
  • Where Thanksgiving began

     
    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station in 2007 snapped this photo of Cape Cod, where the Pilgrims first stepped ashore in November 1620 and, on the west side of Cape Cod Bay, Plymouth harbor, where they established their colony.Their first...
  • Oops! Geminid meteors peak tonight, not tomorrow

     
    Your calendar-challenged weather blogger has an apology to make. In Sunday's Maryland Weather blog post, I listed Tuesday night/Wednesday morning as the peak of the annual Geminid meteor shower. The actual peak, it's finally dawned on me, is Monday night/...
  • Space Station flyover tonight

     
    Forecasters predict partly cloudy skies for tonight's flyover by the International Space Station. But maybe we'll get lucky.The giant tinkertoy is making an early evening appearance in dusky skies just northwest of Baltimore. Look for a bright, steady,...
  • NASA makes a pass at a comet today

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Happy Valentine’s Day! Sometimes taking a fresh look at an old acquaintance can lead to something exciting. That’s NASA’s hope today as its Stardust spacecraft makes a pass at Comet Tempel 1. Scientists got...
  • Space Station back in our evening skies

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Space Cadets! The International Space Station is back in our evening skies, with several viewing opportunities, weather permitting. The first is Sunday evening. Look to the south southwest at 6:42 p.m. as the ISS passes over...
  • Int'l Space Station in flyover tonight

     
    Sky Watchers! (A reader told me she thought "Space Cadets!" was derogatory. What do you think?) The International Space Station will fly up the East Coast this evening under cold, but otherwise ideal conditions for viewing.On this pass the ISS will......
  • Are Hubble's colors for real? Find out today

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Ever wonder whether the spectacular colors in photos from the Hubble Space Telescope are real? Is that how the universe would appear to the naked eye? You can find out today from Zolt Levay, senior image processor......
  • Last launch of Discovery

     
    I remembered the belching, billowing smoke at liftoff. I remembered the towering pillar of smoke as the shuttle climbs toward orbit. And I remembered suppressing the fear that something might go wrong.But as my son and I watched Discovery's launch......