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Pluto Just 4 Weeks, 20 Million Miles Away For Spacecraft

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto’s doorstep, following an incredible journey of nine years and 3 billion miles.

06/16/2015

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Md. Astronaut, 2 Others Safely Return To Earth After Space Station Stint

A three-person crew from the International Space Station has landed safely in Kazakhstan after a longer than expected orbital stint.

06/11/2015

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Hubble Space Telescope Celebrates 25 Years In Orbit

25-years-ago today, the Hubble Space Telescope rocketed into orbit, and has been re-writing science ever since.

04/24/2015

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NASA Chief: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025

During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.

04/15/2015

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NASA Forecasting Weather With New Global Precipitation Maps

In the western U.S., too little snow in the mountains means devastating drought. Now, a continent’s worth of mountain snow can be measured.

04/01/2015

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WEATHER BLOG: The Winter That Won’t Let Up

I email with Terry Virts occasionally

03/25/2015

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Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him ‘Unfit’ For Presidency

It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.

03/24/2015

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NASA: Solar System’s Biggest Moon May Have More Water Than All Of Earth

The largest moon in the solar system harbors a salty ocean beneath its icy shell, the latest member to join a growing club of watery moons, NASA said Thursday.

03/13/2015

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Astronaut Terry Virts Completes 3rd Spacewalk In 8 Days

Mission accomplished! Howard County native Terry Virts successfully completed his third walk outside the International Space Station—but it did not go off without a hitch!

03/02/2015

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Md. Astronaut Safe After Water Leaks Into Helmet

A Maryland astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station.

02/25/2015

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Reid Wiseman Reflects On His Time In Space, Says He’d Like To Go Back

The Maryland native and NASA Astronaut says the trip to space gave him a new perspective.

02/19/2015

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NASA Says ‘Mega Droughts’ Could Last For Decades

Mega droughts lasting decades. That’s the future NASA scientists see coming, as climate change increases extreme weather events.

02/17/2015

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