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  • Carroll stargazer one of few to use Hubble

    The Hubble Space Telescope has been gazing into deep and distant outer space and creating striking images for 25 years but in all that time it has been mostly professional scientists who have had the opportunity to train the Hubble's mirrors on distant objects. Only a select handful of amateur astronomers have had a chance to use the Hubble during its decades in orbit, and one of them, Ray Sterner, is from Carroll County.
  • New Horizons mission misses three days of Pluto observations after computer glitch

    New Horizons mission misses three days of Pluto observations after computer glitch
    NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto failed to log observations in deep space after the spacecraft's main computer became overloaded with tasks. The spacecraft is preparing for its closest pass by the distant dwarf planet July 14. Scientists at the...

    Body cameras, cybersecurity and nanosatellites: Virginia eyes future

    Body cameras, cybersecurity and nanosatellites: Virginia eyes future
    State government is taking a hard look at cutting-edge technology — how it fosters it, uses it, regulates it and reacts to it. New state policies on police body camera use are under development, with a state panel writing rules for what gets...

    Computer glitch doesn't stop New Horizons: Pluto encounter almost a week away

    Computer glitch doesn't stop New Horizons: Pluto encounter almost a week away
    All systems are go for New Horizons' flyby of Pluto on July 14, members of NASA's New Horizons team said two days after a technical glitch caused the spacecraft to briefly lose touch with our planet. "The spacecraft and all the instruments are operating...

    Spacecraft closing in on Pluto hits speed bump, but recovers

    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on track to sweep past Pluto next week despite hitting a "speed bump" that temporarily halted science collection. A computer overload prompted the spacecraft to partially shut down on July 4th — just days before...