| Dec 21, 2012
| 12:49 PM
If a tree falls in Maryland's forests — even if no one hears it — researchers soon will have a handle on how much it could contribute to global warming.
A pair of geographical scientists at the University of Maryland, College Park is...
| 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...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 5:51 PM
When students in River Hill High School's Advanced Computer Science classes entered a worldwide high school robotics competition last year that involved programming International Space Station satellites, they figured their chances of winning were...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:03 AM
The International Space Station’s orbit around Earth is again aligned to pass through Baltimore’s night skies, and it may peek out through the clouds over the next four nights, unlike other recent viewing opportunities.
Each night, the...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Several chances for early-morning sightings of the International Space Station will arise over the next week in Maryland.
In each case, the space station appears brighter than a star but much further than a plane, zipping across the dark sky, so long as...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:24 AM
"Who here is from Mars?" was one of the first questions asked by Donald Thomas, director of the Willard Hackerman Academy of Mathematics and Science at Towson University, to the nearly 150 folks young and old who were at Harford Day School for Tuesday...
| 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 13, 2013
| 2:19 PM
The sun has spewed a pair of solar particle blasts toward three NASA unmanned spacecraft in recent days -- including one on a University of Maryland-led mission.
But the risk of electronic malfunctioning is expected to be low and no impact on Earth is...
| 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...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:17 PM
The federal government has an innovation problem — or does it?
The answer depends on whom you ask.
Federal employees surveyed over the past three years have had a declining view of government innovation. But that doesn't mean Uncle Sam doesn't...
| May 6, 2013
| 10:53 AM
A monthly astronomy lecture at Baltimore's Space Telescope Science Institute on Tuesday will delve into Saturn's active outermost ring, known as its F Ring.
The institute's Bonnie Meinke will deliver a lecture titled, "Saturn's Intricate F Ring and...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported this week that ancient rocks on Mars analyzed by its Curiosity rover, which landed on the Red Planet in August, show that what is today a barren and inhospitable environment might well have...