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  • Datebook

    Sunday, Jan. 11 Uplifting concert The annual "Lift Every Voice" concert will be held at 4 p.m. in St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. No tickets or reservations required, but seating is limited. A reception...
  • Kepler mission passes milestone with verification of eight new exoplanets

    Kepler mission passes milestone with verification of eight new exoplanets
    NASA’s Kepler Space telescope — developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La CaƱada Flintridge — passed a milestone with the verification of eight new planets in the Milky Way Galaxy, bringing the total number of exoplanets to 1,004....
  • Life on Mars? Scientist offers different take on Curiosity images

    Life on Mars? Scientist offers different take on Curiosity images
    Was there ever life on Mars? Without a human geologist roaming the surface, hammer in hand, it’s devilishly difficult to find out, and current robotic explorers aren’t really built to answer that question. But in a paper published in the...
  • Nissan and NASA to jointly test self-driving cars

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Bolstering Silicon Valley's stature as a center of autonomous-car research, Nissan and NASA have announced a five-year partnership to develop self-driving vehicles here. They plan to begin testing the vehicles later this year at...
  • Space probe lands on comet, fails to anchor down

    Space probe lands on comet, fails to anchor down
    The European Space Agency landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a 10-year-odyssey, but an anchoring system problem may hamper planned investigations into the origins of Earth and the solar system. The 220-...
  • Notes and notables

    Peaceful, with reason The Peninsula did not experience the protests seen elsewhere in the wake of a grand jury's decision to not charge Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown over the summer....
  • NASA declares Orion mission a success

    NASA declares Orion mission a success
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — NASA's dream to eventually carry astronauts to Mars got off to a near-flawless start on Friday as the new Orion spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral, flew 3,604 miles into space and splashed down on a "bull's-eye" in the...
  • Orion zooms around planet, drops into the Pacific; recovery underway

    The Orion spacecraft launched Friday morning from Cape Canaveral in Florida and finished its first test flight by falling gently into the Pacific Ocean, supported by a trio of parachutes. The Orion blasted off at 4:05 a.m. PST, circled the globe twice,...
  • Sea level rise threatening Kennedy Space Center

    Sea level rise threatening Kennedy Space Center
    Rising seas and pounding waves driven by climate change are chipping away at the coast near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, threatening launch pads and future operations, scientists said on Friday. "There's reason to be nervous now because the...
  • NASA's Orion completes historic flight, ushers in 'new era'

    NASA's Orion completes historic flight, ushers in 'new era'
    NASA entered a new era of space exploration on Friday when its Orion capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after going farther from the planet than any spacecraft built for humans in more than 40 years. The maiden test flight — made without...
  • NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and cruising toward Pluto

     NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and cruising toward Pluto
    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and doing fine. The spacecraft bound for Pluto roused itself from its latest hibernation on Saturday at noon PST. One and a half hours later, it sent a radio signal to Earth to confirm it had successfully turned...