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  • Andromeda, Milky Way galaxies on collision course

    Andromeda, Milky Way galaxies on collision course
    First, the bad news: The Andromeda galaxy, an agglomeration of 1 trillion stars that is visible to the naked eye, is hurtling through space at 250,000 miles per hour — and it's coming right at us. What's more, NASA astronomers in Baltimore said...
  • Transit of Venus offers rare glimpse of heavens

    Transit of Venus offers rare glimpse of heavens
    When Venus passed between Earth and the sun 251 years ago Tuesday, scientists scribbled down observations that helped calculate a rough estimate of the size of our solar system. Using crude telescopes, they watched the yellow planet move across the sun'...
  • NASA rocket launch to be visible from Ocean City on Thursday

    NASA rocket launch to be visible from Ocean City on Thursday
    A NASA rocket launch scheduled at Wallops Flight Facility on Thursday morning will provide a show as far away as the Maryland and Delaware beaches. The space agency is launching a research rocket with 17 experiments on board. The experiments were...
  • Hopkins professor awarded top cosmology prize

    Johns Hopkins University professor Charles L. Bennett has been awarded the Gruber Foundation's annual cosmology prize for research he led that formed the foundation for what scientists know about the makeup, origins and expansion of the universe. Bennett...
  • 50 years ago: State trooper in critical condition after being struck by car on Route 1

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, Oct. 18, 1962: State Trooper Richard Truitt, a 24-year-old officer stationed at the Benson Barrack, was in critical condition after being struck by a car. Trooper Truitt was talking to a Bel Air woman,...
  • Brewing solar storm looms over technology

    Brewing solar storm looms over technology
    GPS technology is integrated into the operation of nearly every piece of farming equipment Finch Services Inc. sells in Maryland and Pennsylvania, helping farmers ensure they don't cover the same ground twice when scattering seeds or spraying fields....
  • William Bruce Schneck, communications manager

    William Bruce Schneck, former manager of space shuttle Columbia's communications network, died June 17 of a massive heart attack at Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. The Shady Side resident was 59. The son of a Glenn L. Martin Co. quality...
  • Gart Westerhout, astronomer

    Gart Westerhout, astronomer
    Gart Westerhout, an internationally known radio astronomer who established the astronomy department at the University of Maryland, College Park and was scientific director at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, died Sunday of congestive heart...
  • The Interview: Blaze Sanders pushes toward the final frontier

    The Interview: Blaze Sanders pushes toward the final frontier
    Since he was a young boy growing up in upstate New York, Blaze Sanders always said he wanted to be an astronaut. He's doing his best to live up to his dream. Sanders, who has a degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, worked as a...
  • Opening up space

    Opening up space
    Is there anything that the U.S. technology community, with an assist from the federal government, can do that would simultaneously achieve the following: a) help hone our economic edge to help us prosper a bit more over a long term; b) maintain and...
  • Climate change is everywhere — except the presidential election

    Today's editorial "What about climate change?" (Oct. 18) was great! Thank you for asking the question that CNN's Candy Crowley decided was less important than the economy during the debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. You described Mr....
  • Federal cuts could cost Md. $5.4B in research funding

    Maryland stands to miss $5.4 billion in federal research funding under automatic budget cuts slated to begin in 2013, according to a study. Businesses and institutions in the state would receive $2.5 billion less in health-related spending and $2.1...