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  • 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...
  • Learn more about unusual six-tailed asteroid in online chat

    Learn more about unusual six-tailed asteroid in online chat
    Scientists have plenty of questions about a bizarre asteroid spotted spouting what looks like six comet-like tails, but they are nevertheless giving the public an opportunity to make their own queries about it. Researchers are holding a Google Hangout...
  • Hopkins APL scientists launching massive balloon to study comet

    Hopkins APL scientists launching massive balloon to study comet
    Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are set to launch a massive balloon above the skies of New Mexico this weekend for a glimpse of Comet ISON, the rare comet on its way to looping past the sun and Earth in the coming...
  • Community mourns the passing of centenarian Stanley Marc [Elkridge]

    Elkridge has lost its most beloved centenarian. On Sunday, Oct. 6, Stanley J. Marc, 101, of Elkridge, died. He was mostly referred to as Pop or Uncle James, as his immediate family, extended family and all the "friends like family" were scattered all...
  • Md.-based agencies would be hit hard by shutdown

    Md.-based agencies would be hit hard by shutdown
    Thousands of federal employees in Maryland would be furloughed and their work put on hold next week if Congress fails to reach an agreement soon to fund the government, the Obama administration said Friday. The Woodlawn-based Social Security...
  • Federal government shutdown would hurt workers, Maryland economy

    A possible government shutdown starting Tuesday would cause federal agencies in Maryland to close or seriously cut back operations, resulting in significant hardship for federal workers, as well as declining economic output and lower tax revenue for the...
  • Comet ISON sweeping past Mars on Tuesday

    Comet ISON sweeping past Mars on Tuesday
    Comet ISON is sweeping past Mars more closely than it will ever get to Earth on Tuesday, providing an observing opportunity that could show whether the comet will be visible in our night sky later this year. The comet is passing within 0.07 astronomical...
  • Federal government shutdown likely to impact Harford

    Federal government shutdown likely to impact Harford
    The impact of the federal government shutdown Tuesday is likely to have an impact well beyond the boundaries of Aberdeen Proving Ground and the 23,000 civilians, contractors and uniformed military who work at the military installation. Not only is APG...
  • Credit unions stepping up to help federal workers without paychecks

    Credit unions stepping up to help federal workers without paychecks
    As the government shutdown continues, credit unions whose members are federal workers offering low-rate loans and other assistance. Here is just a sampling, but check out your credit union if you need money to tied you offer while your paycheck is delayed...
  • Shroud of Turin speaker to unfurl relic's mysterious past

    Shroud of Turin speaker to unfurl relic's mysterious past
    He was one of the most important figures of his day, a man who was tortured to death at the hands of his enemies. Yet no fingerprints were taken, no body was ever found, and the deed took place long before crime fighters had access to DNA profiling. It's...
  • Consumers, advocates seek health insurance work-arounds

    Consumers, advocates seek health insurance work-arounds
    If there is a good health insurance plan out there for Baltimore scientist Luke Goembel, it's as big a mystery as the space he studies. Goembel, a self-employed physical chemist who has worked for the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and NASA,...
  • 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...