DART is NASA’s first mission not to explore space, but to defend against it. Researchers at Johns Hopkins plan to launch a spacecraft and smash it into an asteroid. BOOM! The impact, they hope, will bump the big space rock off course.
Three and a half years after exploring Pluto, the New Horizons mission will reach another new frontier in the first hours of 2019. The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory-led mission will fly past a Kuiper Belt object known as Ultima Thule, a pristine remnant of the early universe.
In a far-ranging talk Wednesday on space, physics and the origin of all that is, Nobel Prize-winning scientist John Mather went from the very old and incredible small, to the infinite, and nearly back again.
The Westminster Astronomical Society will be hosting a special guest at its Oct. 10 club meeting — John Mather, a senior astrophysicist at the Observational Cosmology Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and senior project scientist for NASA’s James Webb space telescope.
Harford County Council President Richard Slutzky disputes public consensus that humans are responsible for climate change, citing his research of scientists that have expressed skepticism on the subject.
Mortimer Adler, the philosopher and chairman of Encyclopaedia Britannica authored a book titled “How to Think,” which I found puzzling. Don’t people already know how to think? Many years later, I’ve revised my verdict: We really don’t know how to think.
Harford County residents found many ways to view Monday's solar eclipse, as about 1,000 gathered on the grounds of Harford Community College in anticipation of a once in a generation astronomical event.
Using an astonomer to predict when vacant houses might blow down and a sociologist to chronicle how involving immigrants in neighborhood groups stems crime is part of new initiative at the Johns Hopkins University designed to help Baltimore confront its intractable problems
What blossomed from an experience with a telescope transformed into Glenelg High School senior Colin Brinster's project to bring the solar system's eight planets to Alpha Ridge Park in Marriottsville, where visitors are immersed in a skillfully designed scale model.
The multimedia show "Ancient Legends," part of an ongoing series at Banneker Planetarium, reflected one goal of the cutting-edge new facility: making astronomy accessible by showing how it interweaves with other fields, including history and the arts.
Astronomy popularizer and author Fred Schaaf has described the January evening sky as "splendid with stars this time of year." Even if you don't have a telescope this would be an excellent time to go out for a few minutes and test out that warm winter coat or hat you got for the holidays. Let the eyes adapt to the darkness for several minutes, and have a look around.
This installment is the last of a three-part discussion on measuring the vast distances throughout the cosmos. This month the discussion turns to a tool commonly referred to as "redshift." With it, astronomers have been able to estimate distances to far away galaxies and beyond, in realms dominated by galaxy clusters and even "superclusters" — clusters of galaxy clusters.
Twenty years ago, scientists laid out a wish list for a successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. Today, an observatory befitting that description is awaiting its final tests at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
High In the August evening sky there soars a trio of bright stars known affectionately to astronomers by the nickname of "The Summer Triangle." Each of these stars is the showpiece of its respective constellation one of which contains a well known asterism of naked-eye stars.