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  • 'Cosmos' Writer Ann Druyan on Science and Seth MacFarlane

    Over a vegetarian breakfast at the London in West Hollywood in June, writer Ann Druyan contemplated the "Cosmos." She had been there before as a writer on the first "Cosmos" series in 1980 when her husband, the late astrophysicist and astronomer Carl...
  • NASA Langley shows off space-age technology

    NASA Langley shows off space-age technology
    Eight-year-old Ava Paul of Charlottesville was trying to land a spaceship safely on a planet, presumably this one. She studied the iPad on the tabletop, tapping it here and there, as the animated spacecraft dropped out of orbit and deployed an...
  • Cygnus launched from Wallops berths safely with the ISS

    Cygnus launched from Wallops berths safely with the ISS
    The Cygnus cargo spacecraft that Orbital Sciences Corp. launched Sunday from Wallops Island berthed safely at the International Space Station early Wednesday, NASA said. The Cygnus arrived on schedule on its Orb-2 mission and was grappled at 6:36 a.m....
  • Celebrate anniversary of first moon walk at Da Vinci's 'Space'

    On Sunday, it will be 45 years since astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the surface of the moon, and Da Vinci Science Center is celebrating the anniversary with visits by two former astronauts, video of the original moon landing and other special...
  • Suddenly, the sun is eerily quiet: Where did the sunspots go?

    Suddenly, the sun is eerily quiet: Where did the sunspots go?
    Our sun has gone quiet. Almost too quiet. A few weeks ago it was teeming with sunspots, as you would expect since we are supposed to be in the middle of solar maximum -- the time in the sun's 11-year cycle when it is the most active. But now, there is...
  • Astronauts recall moon landing on anniversary

    Lehigh Valley's very own astronaut, Lt. Col. Terry Hart, was on hand at the Da Vinci Center in Allentown Sunday afternoon to help celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing. Hart, a Lehigh University engineering professor and alumnus,...
  • Two-faced? Rosetta's target comet may have a split personality

    Two-faced? Rosetta's target comet may have a split personality
    The comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft may have a surprise waiting when it narrows in on its target: It’s a twofer! Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, sporting a hyphenated name, could also have a hyphenated body. Grainy images snapped by the European...
  • Celebrate anniversary of first moon walk at Da Vinci's SPACE

     
    On Sunday, it will be 45 years since astronaut Neil Armstrong made the first step on the surface of the moon, and Da Vinci Science Center, which is hosting “SPACE: A Journey to Our Future” this summer is celebrating the anniversary with visits...
  • Hopkins scientists pursue origins of the universe

    Hopkins scientists pursue origins of the universe
    Johns Hopkins University scientists are building a telescope meant to look at space in a way no one has before, hoping to probe the blackness between planets, stars and galaxies, into deep time and the mystery of how it all began. For decades,...
  • Setting Times stories to music: From Stereolab to Spiritualized

    Setting Times stories to music: From Stereolab to Spiritualized
    I don’t want to play favorites with the Great Reads (like a parent, I love them all equally, if differently). But... If you did an algorithm of my tastes, Friday’s Great Read might pop up. Not only was it about music, it was – be still...
  • Bum parachute mars NASA saucer test flight

    Bum parachute mars NASA saucer test flight
    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - A helium balloon carrying an experimental saucer-shaped NASA spacecraft floated off a launch tower at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on Saturday to test landing systems for future missions to Mars....