| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:22 PM
From being able to touch one of only 34 Mars meteorites in the world to climbing into a sleeping berth in a future Lunar Base Camp, families can immerse themselves in space exploration from the surprisingly insightful speculations of early science fiction...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NASA's Curiosity rover celebrates a Martian milestone this week -- its first full Martian year exploring the Red Planet. And to celebrate, it captured that cute selfie you see above.
Years pass more slowly on Mars than they do here on Earth. Because...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:06 AM
As the climate changes, what will happen to your hometown: Wetter or dryer?
NASA can show you with a map that predicts the changes in springtime precipitation across the country if greenhouse gas-producing carbon emissions continue along current trends....
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:02 PM
In the icy outskirts of our solar system, more than 29 times farther from the sun than the Earth, scientists say a great liquid ocean may have once flowed far beneath the surface of a moon called Charon.
Charon is a moon of the dwarf planet Pluto, and...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:52 AM
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.
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:05 PM
In a move that could shake up the spaceflight business, Hawthorne rocket company SpaceX has passed a key milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites.
The upstart firm said Friday that the Air...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Morgan State University mismanaged the largest federal research program in its history, according to the organization that contracted with the school and alerted it to "serious performance and financial deficiencies" earlier this year.
In a letter to...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 10:12 AM
NASA fans got an eyeful Sunday as the Antares rocket successfully vaulted a cargo spacecraft toward the International Space Station.
Orbital Science Corp.'s booster blasted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on the Eastern Shore at 12:52 p.m....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:09 AM
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POQUOSON — The city sent nearly 3,000 tons of household trash to be burned at a...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:36 AM
If the wind blows the right way, sometime around sunset on Friday night, three tractor tugboats operated by P&R Water Taxi will pull up anchor in Honolulu and set off for the aquamarine waters west of Kauai.
On Saturday, assuming all goes well, these...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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...