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  • 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,...
  • JPL scientists celebrate 10 years of Cassini

    JPL scientists celebrate 10 years of Cassini
    On June 30, 2004, scientists and engineers at JPL held their breaths as 800 million miles from Earth, the Cassini spacecraft succumbed to the pull of Saturn's gravity field. After seven years in transit, the craft was set to begin a four-year mission...
  • 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...
  • NASA closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth

    NASA closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth
    If you believe there must be extraterrestrial life somewhere in the immensity of the universe, here's some good news: Top NASA scientists agree with you, and at a panel discussion Monday, they said they were closer than ever to finding out for sure....
  • Supermassive black hole creates awesome 'fireworks display' in space

    Supermassive black hole creates awesome 'fireworks display' in space
    Happy Fourth of July, space lovers! To help you celebrate the holiday, NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory released this image of a galactic "fireworks display" in a galaxy 23 million light years away.  That crazy explosion of color and light in the...
  • Simulating a Martian landing in the sky above Hawaii

    On a cloudless day in early June, Mark Adler stood facing the empty maw of the Pacific, contemplating invisible winds high above his head. For two years, he had pored over meteorological data from around the world in search of a sweet spot. That search...
  • NASA calls test for future Mars landings a qualified success

    NASA calls test for future Mars landings a qualified success
    A NASA vehicle launched high into the atmosphere to explore how to land heavy spacecraft, and possibly human beings, on Mars splashed down off Hawaii on Saturday, completing a mostly successful test, the agency announced.  The Low-Density Supersonic...
  • NASA makes second attempt to launch CO2-measuring satellite

    NASA makes second attempt to launch CO2-measuring satellite
    Five years after a launch malfunction destroyed its twin, NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 is slated to blast off from the California coast Tuesday, becoming the nation's first satellite to exclusively monitor the greenhouse gas. The mission of...
  • For him, satellite reboot is about reconnecting with an old friend

    For him, satellite reboot is about reconnecting with an old friend
    His wife calls him an egotist, NASA calls him a genius, and his friends call him a sore loser and insufferable winner. Bob Farquhar says they're all right. "I not only want to get things done, I want to be in your face at the end," the 82-year-old...
  • 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....