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.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft successfully captured images and data as it flew past an object nicknamed Ultima Thule early Tuesday morning, scientists confirmed. But they won't get their first close-up glimpse of the edge of the solar system until Wednesday afternoon.
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.
Marriotts Ridge High School student Yoshihiro Saito, along with project partner Lauryn Wu, finished third at this month's finals of the 17th annual Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology — a result that earned the duo a $40,000 scholarship.
Dr. Joyce J. Kaufman, a Johns Hopkins University chemist and research scientist who conducted ground-breaking work in the field of physical chemistry, died Aug. 26 from congestive heart failure at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in New York City. She was 87.
As colorful abstractions projected on the ceiling dance to the sound of chimes, three actors move forward and back on a runway, their arms rigid at their sides as they flip around with each careful step, confined to a single line. Thus is the reality of the denizens of Line Land, anthropomorphized geometric shapes who are helplessly constricted as the two-dimensional Chromatistes blinks in and out of their view in the first interdimensional interaction of Flatland. "Flatland," a stage adaptation
Looking back at new developments in health, science, and technology this year, one thing is clear — 2015 was a banner year for medical milestones, scientific breakthroughs and technological advances at local universities and biotech companies.
High school and community college students with interests in the STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, field received career advice from a panel of professionals Friday, which kicked off the first Maryland STEM Festival event in Carroll.
The latest data downloaded from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft suggests mountains of nitrogen ice thousands of feet high have evaporated into Pluto's atmosphere since the dwarf planet formed 4.5 billion years ago, and hundreds of tons of that gas are escaping into space each hour.
The emergence of drones — or unmanned aerial systems as they are sometimes known — has mirrored the development of other military technologies: One nation deploys a new weapon, but its advantage is quickly scrubbed away as its enemies race to catch up.
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab successfully brought the New Horizons spacecraft out of hibernation for the last time as it nears the climax of a nearly decade-long journey to observe Pluto.
The first U.S.-launched satellite, Explorer I, was 6 feet long and weighed 30 pounds, and it led to the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belt that surrounds Earth. More than 50 years later, however, scientists could do a lot more with far less.