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  • NASA Langley unveils proposed fiscal year 2016 budget

    NASA Langley Research Center is looking at an $829 million proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 — a healthy $60 million more than its 2015 enacted budget of $769 million, officials announced Monday. All of that increase, however, plus millions...
  • Jupiter's Ganymede has underground ocean: One more 'soggy' moon

    Jupiter's Ganymede has underground ocean: One more 'soggy' moon
    Astronomers have found the most conclusive evidence yet that a large watery ocean lies beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Ganymede. With the discovery, Ganymede joins Enceladus and Europa as another moon in the solar system with a confirmed...
  • Kennedy Space Center adds 3-D film that features future exploration

    Kennedy Space Center adds 3-D film that features future exploration
    The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex had added a new 3-D film to its lineup. "Journey to Space" covers the future of space explorations, including missions to Mars and capturing asteroids. The film features interviews with astronaut Chris Ferguson,...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals first guests, premiere date for 'StarTalk' show

    Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals first guests, premiere date for 'StarTalk' show
    Everybody's favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, is entering the late-night fray in April with a TV version of his hit podcast, "StarTalk." And now we know he'll be joined by an eclectic array of guests on his first few shows. President Jimmy...
  • Ring around the rock? Astronomers say 'centaur' may have debris disk

    Ring around the rock? Astronomers say 'centaur' may have debris disk
    They're a cross between asteroids and comets and they bear the name of the man-horse hybrid from Greek mythology: centaur. Relegated to an otherwise mundane section of our solar system, none of these rocky bodies has ever been observed up close. Their...
  • Severe solar storm surprises scientists, wows skywatchers with colorful aurorae

    Severe solar storm surprises scientists, wows skywatchers with colorful aurorae
    Two bursts of charged matter that spewed from the sun’s surface Sunday were forecast to sideswipe the Earth with minor solar winds late Tuesday night. Instead, they arrived in the morning as a severe solar storm that created dramatic shows of the...
  • Eccentric Europe: Offbeat but on-target sights

    Eccentric Europe: Offbeat but on-target sights
    Way back in my student travel days, I discovered a handful of completely offbeat sights that remain among my favorite places in Europe. From sculptures of salt to sculptures of marzipan, from a wall dedicated to love and freedom to chapels decorated...
  • NASA Langley 'aggressively' seeks business partners in Hampton Roads

    NASA Langley 'aggressively' seeks business partners in Hampton Roads
    NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton could get as much as $829 million in fiscal year 2016, or about $60 million more than its current budget. And it's looking to spend a lot of that money right here in Hampton Roads. In fact, the center's new...
  • Owings Mills woman hoping for a chance to explore Mars, but skeptics question mission

    Owings Mills woman hoping for a chance to explore Mars, but skeptics question mission
    Laura Smith-Velazquez is a dreamer — and she has been dreaming of going to space since the first time she looked into a telescope as an 8-year-old, later imagining herself commanding a starship while watching "Star Trek." Every year she tries...
  • NASA Langley awaits decision on Asteroid Redirect Mission

    NASA Langley awaits decision on Asteroid Redirect Mission
    So which will it be — Option A or Option B? NASA was supposed to choose four months ago between two different concepts for its billion-dollar-plus Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to send a robotic spacecraft to either envelope a small asteroid and...
  • NASA launches 4 spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery

    NASA launches 4 spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery
    NASA launched four identical spacecraft Thursday on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields. The unmanned Atlas rocket — and NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft — soared...