Tag: space

Domino Sends 3 Lbs. of Sugar to Space in the Name of Science

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Photo by Bruce Emmerling, via Wikimedia Commons

Three pounds of sugar refined here in Baltimore are now up floating in space as part of an experiment involving gravity and sugar crystal growth.

Five Places Around Maryland to Watch Monday’s Rare Solar Eclipse

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

As we inch closer to the much-awaited solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, you might want to start considering where you’ll take it all in.

NASA Proceeding with Hopkins Lab’s Plan to Attack an Oncoming Asteroid

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Still via NASA/YouTube

The feds have approved a plan crafted by Johns Hopkins astrophysicists to send a tiny spaceship crashing into an asteroid in 2022.

Hopkins Scientist: Make Pluto a Planet Again

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Image of Pluto via JHU APL/NASA/Southwest Research Institute

A group of space scientists that included experts at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab led the mission that brought humans great views of Pluto. More than a year after the pictures from the New Horizons satellite were beamed back, the scientists appear to have taken what they saw to heart.

Johns Hopkins Spies on 13.8 Billion Year-Old Light

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Johns Hopkins astrophysicists have spent the past several years working to install one of the most powerful telescopes in the world in a remote mountain location in Chile. Now, all that effort has begun to pay off.

Johns Hopkins Creates Cool Space Club

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What homework? (via Hubble Space Telescope)
via Hubble Space Telescope

You know, if I were an astronomer or astrophysicist, all I would want to do would be hang out with other space nerds. 

Watch for a Rainbow Cloud Over Baltimore Tonight

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NASA is launching a test rocket from Virginia tonight. Ordinarily, that’s not something most Baltimoreans would pay attention to… but this is no ordinary test rocket.

Pluto’s Heart Is Mysterious, Vast and Icy, Just Like Yours

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Last week’s images from the Johns Hopkins APL-controlled New Horizons spacecraft revealed a romantic, heart-shaped formation on Pluto. Awww!

Pluto Flyby Sends Back Amazing, Historic Pictures

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Image of Pluto via JHU APL/NASA/Southwest Research Institute
Image of Pluto via JHU APL/NASA/Southwest Research Institute

If planets had feelings (and who’s to say they don’t?), I imagine Pluto would be pretty pleased with all the attention it’s getting these days. The last time anyone cared this much about Pluto was back when it got demoted from planet to dwarf planet; this week, though, Pluto is making headlines for a much more exciting reason.

Pluto Is a Romantic, Johns Hopkins APL Images Show

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Image via JHU APL/NASA/Southwest Research Center

We won’t get the real download of images from New Horizons‘s Pluto flyby for a little while now, but some of the preliminary pictures sent back by the Johns Hopkins-controlled spacecraft are already revealing some surprises.

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