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  • ALMA telescope spies a planetary system in process of being born

    ALMA telescope spies a planetary system in process of being born
    With amazing clarity, astronomers have spied a solar system in the act of being born. At the center is HL Tau, an infant star that is believed to be no more than 1 million years old. It is surrounded by hazy, concentric rings of material that scientists...
  • Don't let accidents drag down commercial space: Editorial

    Don't let accidents drag down commercial space: Editorial
    The contrast was as unmistakable as a solar eclipse. This week, as NASA unveiled Orion, its next manned space capsule, news was still fresh from two accidents last week involving private spaceships. The timing might have left critics who think space...
  • Peter J. Vogelberger Jr., nuclear engineer

    Peter J. Vogelberger Jr., nuclear engineer
    Peter John Vogelberger Jr., a retired nuclear engineer and past president of Teledyne Energy Systems who headed the development of devices used in 1970s space exploration, died of undetermined causes Sept. 7 at his Lutherville home. He was 82. Born and...
  • As many as half of all stars reside outside of galaxies, study finds

    As many as half of all stars reside outside of galaxies, study finds
    Even stars can get lost in space. Scientists who shot a rocket up beyond Earth’s atmosphere for a matter of minutes have made a remarkable discovery about the diffuse background light that permeates the universe: As many as half of all stars may...
  • U.S. space industry girds for more oversight after accidents

    U.S. space industry girds for more oversight after accidents
    Executives in the fledgling commercial U.S. space industry are bracing for increased scrutiny and oversight after two accidents last week, including one that killed a pilot, but say they view the mishaps as temporary setbacks that will not halt launches....
  • Initial probe of unmanned rocket explosion points to engines, exec says

    Initial probe of unmanned rocket explosion points to engines, exec says
    An initial investigation of last week's explosion of an unmanned rocket bound for the space station is pointing to a failure of the decades-old Russian engines used to launch it, Orbital Sciences Corp. executives said Wednesday. As a result, Orbital...
  • Antares launches from Wallops on hold till 2016

    Antares launches from Wallops on hold till 2016
    Skywatchers in Hampton Roads are out of luck for a while. Orbital Sciences Corp. is vowing to complete its four remaining cargo missions for NASA to the International Space Station despite last week's explosion of the unmanned Antares rocket — but...
  • Spacesuit? Helmet? Life insurance? Space tourist loophole may end

    Spacesuit? Helmet? Life insurance? Space tourist loophole may end
    While private pilots and skydivers have to take out extra life insurance to cover the added risk of their pursuits, space tourists do not need special policies on their high flying rides. That loophole is likely to disappear, slowly, after the fatal...
  • Review: 'Interstellar'

    Review: 'Interstellar'
    A knockout one minute, a punch-drunk crazy film the next, "Interstellar" is a highly stimulating mess. Emotionally it's also a mess, and that's what makes it worth its 165 minutes — minutes made possible by co-writer and director Christopher Nolan's...
  • Investigators scrutinize pilot actions in Virgin Galactic crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board appears to be taking a much closer look at the potential for pilot error as the cause of the fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic spacecraft. The agency's acting chairman, Christopher Hart, said Monday night that a...
  • Pilot error possible cause of Virgin Galactic crash, NTSB says

    Pilot error possible cause of Virgin Galactic crash, NTSB says
    The fatal crash last week of an experimental rocket ship designed to shoot wealthy tourists into space raises serious safety issues, including questions over pilot error, the escape system for its crew, and the ship's exotic rocket motor. The National...