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  • NASA Langley Research Center envisions virtual helpers

    NASA Langley Research Center envisions virtual helpers
    What could your business do with a machine or software app that could come up with better informed solutions than you? While "big data" has become an industry buzzword lately, NASA Langley Research Center has been dealing with it for decades, said...
  • William B. Poland Jr., aerospace engineer

    William B. Poland Jr., aerospace engineer
    William B. Poland Jr., a retired aerospace engineer who enjoyed participating in Civil War re-enactments, died Jan. 25 at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of complications from diabetes. He was 88. The son of William B. Poland, a civil...
  • Maryland scientists in team studying oddball galaxy

    Maryland scientists in team studying oddball galaxy
    As part of a research team studying galaxies, two University of Maryland scientists recently helped find a wild one. It doesn't fit into the two main galaxy shape categories and is even a bit too odd to belong with those astronomers call "irregulars,"...
  • 2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA

    2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA
    Despite the “polar vortex” that made news across much of the United States in 2014, last year was the warmest on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, according to two reports released Friday. The globe's average temperature of about...
  • Mars orbiter rediscovers long-lost Beagle 2 lander

    Mars orbiter rediscovers long-lost Beagle 2 lander
    NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has rediscovered a "lost" British spacecraft that disappeared without a trace more than 11 years ago. The discovery of the Beagle 2 lander, hailed by planetary scientists, solves a decade-old mystery as to the...
  • NASA space probe sends back first pictures of Pluto in 2015

    NASA space probe sends back first pictures of Pluto in 2015
    NASA's New Horizons space probe has sent back some new images of the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon Charon as seen from more than 126,000 miles away. Over the coming months, the grand piano sized spacecraft will take thousands of pictures...
  • Great view of Jupiter Friday evening

    Great view of Jupiter Friday evening
    Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is going to be the star of the skies on Friday evening, starting at 7 p.m. That's when it will draw to its closest point to Earth and also be on the opposite side of the sky from the sun. When all three...
  • US and Russia preparing for Mars seek harmony missing on Earth

    VIENNA The U.S. and Russia are seeking to achieve a level of agreement in outer space that political leaders of the two countries have found increasingly elusive on the ground. U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko lift off...
  • NASA, Hopkins lab release new images of Pluto

    NASA, Hopkins lab release new images of Pluto
    Though only two pixels wide, images of Pluto and its largest moon released Wednesday represent a big step forward in getting man's clearest-ever view of the distant dwarf planet. They were captured by NASA's New Horizons mission, sending a spacecraft...
  • 3-D printers to make human body parts? It's happening

    SAN JOSE, Calif. It sounds like something from a science fiction plot: So-called three-dimensional printers are being used to fashion prosthetic arms and hands, jaw bones, spinal-cord implants and one day perhaps even living human body parts. While the...
  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite on third try

    Amid growing concern about global weather patterns, a rocket roared into space Saturday carrying a NASA satellite that will give scientists new tools to forecast weather, track drought and monitor climate change. The liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force...