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  • As Messenger nears crash landing on Mercury, scientists racing to collect best data yet

    As Messenger nears crash landing on Mercury, scientists racing to collect best data yet
    NASA's Messenger spacecraft has swung around its namesake planet for three years, beaming observations of Mercury back to Earth, but next March it will smash into the cratered surface it has been studying from afar. The satellite's oblong orbit around...
  • Soaring entertainment at the Lehigh Valley AirShow

    At times during air-show performances, the four aircraft in the Black Diamond Jet Team are so close together that they look like they could touch wings. While that proximity might give air traffic controllers nightmares, such precision flying promises...
  • Scientists think they have dust specks from outside our solar system

    Scientists think they have dust specks from outside our solar system
    Call them the seven wonders of interstellar space: Tiny specks of dust captured by a NASA spacecraft may be the first material from outside the solar system ever caught and brought to Earth. Researchers studying the contents of a capsule returned to...
  • Final weeks to see "Space" and save at Da Vinci Science Center

    Final weeks to see "Space" and save at Da Vinci Science Center
    There are only two more weeks to check out the Mars and moon rocks and walk through at a Lunar Base Camp at Da Vinci Science Center’s exhibition “Space: A Journey to Our Future.” Through the end of the exhibition on Sept. 7 visitors...
  • Newport News Public Schools to break ground on new STEM academy

    Newport News Public Schools to break ground on new STEM academy
    A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the new Magruder Elementary Discover STEM Academy in Newport News. The $27 million campus is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. According to the school division, it will be one of...
  • Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight: Tips on how to see it

    Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight: Tips on how to see it
    The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight and you don't want to miss it. The Perseid meteor shower is usually one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year, with an estimated peak of 30 to 40 meteors zooming across the sky per hour. This year,...
  • Star dust taken from comet tail excites scientists

    SAN JOSE, Calif. We're all made of star dust, as Carl Sagan famously observed. But the nature of that dust, long before it assembled into us, is a scientific mystery whose answer may lie in a box in a University of California, Berkeley lab. A team of...
  • NASA's 'flying saucer' test project deemed a success

    NASA's 'flying saucer' test project deemed a success
    Scientists and engineers convened at La CaƱada’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Friday to share findings of a recent test project that could help NASA deposit bigger, heavier payloads and spacecraft on the Martian surface. The Low-Density Supersonic...
  • At last! Cassini spies methane clouds on Saturn's moon Titan

    At last! Cassini spies methane clouds on Saturn's moon Titan
    Flying past Saturn’s moon Titan, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has caught a few glimpses of methane clouds speeding over the enormous moon’s hydrocarbon seas in its northern polar region. Clouds developed and dissipated over Ligeia Mare, a...
  • Specks of star dust likely first from beyond solar system

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft dispatched 15 years ago to collect samples from a comet also snared what scientists suspect are the first dust specks from interstellar space. The Stardust robotic spacecraft was launched in 1999 to...
  • Baltimore native Kevin Liles is a big hit in music and beyond

    Baltimore native Kevin Liles is a big hit in music and beyond
    NEW YORK CITY— Kevin Liles is riding high. On a bright August afternoon, the Baltimore-born entertainment mogul is ensconced 35 stories above midtown Manhattan, enjoying lunch at one of the city's most exclusive hotels, the Mandarin Oriental....