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  • Hubble spots distant supernova from early universe

    Hubble spots distant supernova from early universe
    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...
  • Beltway plaza mall offers free lunch, movie to furlough workers

    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...
  • Filmmaker behind Hubble Space Telescope documentary to speak in Baltimore

    Filmmaker behind Hubble Space Telescope documentary to speak in Baltimore
    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"...
  • Ranking agencies by job satisfaction

    Ranking agencies by job satisfaction
    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...
  • NASA/NOAA satellite shows Earth in green

    NASA/NOAA satellite shows Earth in green
    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...
  • Hurricane Sandy boosts federal telework

    Hurricane Sandy boosts federal telework
    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...
  • Columbia company brings farm-fresh food to area families

    Columbia company brings farm-fresh food to area families
    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...
  • Leonid meteor shower to peak this weekend

    Leonid meteor shower to peak this weekend
    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...
  • Satellite animation shows Tropical Storm Andrea's towering thunderstorms

    Satellite animation shows Tropical Storm Andrea's towering thunderstorms
    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)...
  • Research buzz: Unmanned aircraft venture into hurricanes

    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...
  • Watch International Space Station fly over Maryland on Thursday

    Watch International Space Station fly over Maryland on Thursday
    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...
  • Expanded gambling: pathway to jobs or wrong-way street?

    Expanded gambling: pathway to jobs or wrong-way street?
    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...