| Apr 5, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Description: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected a supernova that exploded more than 10 billion years ago, the most distant of its kind ever spotted. It was 4 percent farther away and 350 million years older than the previous record-holder, a...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
If you have been furloughed as a result of the government sequester, Beltway Plaza Mall has a suggestion on how to spend you time off.
Starting today and running through April 29th, the Greenbelt mall is offering furloughed workers the chance to see a...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 6:00 AM
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"...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 10:59 AM
Travelers gripe about having to remove shoes while going through airport security or undergoing full-body pat-downs. But imagine being the Transportation Security Administration screener who has to deal with thousands of grumpy passengers daily or must...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Scientists have gathered a year's worth of satellite observations to create an image showing just how much of Earth is covered in green.
The satellite is NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Suomi NPP, which is able to detect...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Federal officials shut the government down as Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore late last month, but NOAA employee Holly Bamford remained hard at work.
While heavy rain and wind lashed her Silver Spring office, the National Ocean Service manager oversaw...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Kristy Skocik and her husband, Chris, signed up for a community-supported agriculture plan last winter to ensure they would have farm-fresh fruits and vegetables in the spring for the baby they were expecting.
Disappointed when that weekly plan was...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:01 AM
One of the best shows of the annual Leonid meteor shower is expected this weekend, though it won't be a spectacular in North America as it will in Asia.
The Leonids traditionally make an appearance in the pre-dawn sky this time of year as earth passes...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:49 AM
A NASA satellite's images show thunderstorm clouds nearly 9 miles high around Tropical Storm Andrea -- areas that could bring heavy downpours to some parts of Maryland on Friday.
NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (or TRMM satellite)...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:42 AM
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...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:29 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Second of three articles about state ballot questions
Ambrose "Bo" Vogt, a union construction worker from Pasadena, believes the effort to expand gambling in Maryland would create jobs in a field in which work has been scarce.
But Tamara Davis Brown, an...