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  • Saharan dust discouraging tropical storm formation as hurricane season peak nears

    Saharan dust discouraging tropical storm formation as hurricane season peak nears
    The peak of hurricane season is approaching later this month, but storm activity in the middle of the Atlantic is unlikely to develop during the first half of August because of a massive cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert moving across the ocean....
  • Robert S. Kraemer, NASA director of planetary exploration

    Robert S. Kraemer, NASA director of planetary exploration
    Robert S. Kraemer, former director of planetary exploration for NASA who was also an expert in rocket engines, died Tuesday at Brightview Assisted Living in Catonsville of complications from a fall. He was 84. The son of a citrus rancher and a...
  • How to watch LADEE moon launch Friday night

    How to watch LADEE moon launch Friday night
    A private contractor is launching a NASA mission into space bound for the moon, and it will be visible in the night sky across hundreds of miles of the Northeast on Friday, including all across Maryland. NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment...
  • Astronomers tracking potential 'comet of the century' later this year

    Astronomers tracking potential 'comet of the century' later this year
    A comet looping behind the sun right now could emerge this fall as a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle that shines in the sky so brightly, it is visible with the naked eye around the world — if it survives. Comet C/2012 S1, dubbed Comet ISON in honor...
  • Voyager 1 reaches interstellar space, NASA says

    Voyager 1 reaches interstellar space, NASA says
    After 36 years of space exploration and months of heated argument among scientists, NASA officials confirmed Thursday that Voyager 1 entered into interstellar space more than a year ago. The final piece of evidence that led scientists to conclude that...
  • Universities balance secrecy and academic freedom in classified work

    Universities balance secrecy and academic freedom in classified work
    While the main campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is open and inviting, there is another division of the school that discourages visitors. The Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is tucked miles away in Laurel, with building access...
  • Researchers: Agencies should be developing next generation of senior executives

    Researchers: Agencies should be developing next generation of senior executives
    A few years ago, Verron "Ron" Brade led a move to change the way technical employees at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center move up from doing the work to supervising the workers. Key to preparing the Clarksville resident to lead the effort, he said, was...
  • State vies to be FAA drone test site

    State vies to be FAA drone test site
    Despite concerns about privacy and public safety, Maryland is seeking to open its skies to commercial drones under a federal program that could make the state a powerhouse in the burgeoning unmanned aircraft industry. Maryland is among 24 states vying...
  • UMD receives $750 million in software

    UMD receives $750 million in software
    The University of Maryland, College Park plans to announce Tuesday the receipt of a software grant valued at $750 million from a division of Siemens Corp. — the largest donation of its kind for both the electrical engineering giant and the state's...
  • Progress comes slow to a space-age town

     Progress comes slow to a space-age town
    As Baltimore area natives who retired to Chincoteague in 2006, we have a first-hand view not just of the launches but of the development of the various programs, infrastructure, policies and commercial by-products related to NASA's Wallops Research...
  • The Eastern Shore's space-age opportunity

    The Eastern Shore's space-age opportunity
    This week, a commercial "freighter" rocket that began its journey into space last Wednesday about 35 miles south of Ocean City is due to dock with the International Space Station, delivering 1,300 pounds of cargo. It will eventually be loaded up with...
  • Y2K-like glitch thought responsible for Deep Impact's demise

    Y2K-like glitch thought responsible for Deep Impact's demise
    Once a week, scientists at the University of Maryland, College Park and NASA aimed satellites across the solar system to where they figured the spacecraft known as Deep Impact would have drifted since seven days earlier. They would ping it for its...