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2014 Warmest Year On Record, Officials Say

It may not feel like it today, but the earth has set a new high for heat. Alex DeMetrick reports on what scientists are calling the hottest year on record.

01/16/2015

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Md. Astronaut Evacuated From International Space Station

It’s never happened before today. Alarms aboard the International Space Station force an evacuation by astronauts, from the American section of the station into the Russian compartment.

01/14/2015

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Soil Moisture To Be Tracked From Space

It exists only a few inches beneath our feet, but without it we wouldn’t be here. It’s moisture trapped in the soil, and unlocking its secrets means going into space.

01/09/2015

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Maryland Students Worked On NASA Instrument

Three high school graduates from Maryland were selected to work on NASA’s Cloud-Aerosol Transport System, an instrument built to measure the atmosphere’s clouds and particles from space and scheduled to be launched to the International Space Station on Tuesday.

01/02/2015

A picture taken from the Kuwaiti capital with a telescopic lens shows, a gigantic sunspot known as AR2192, and measures almost 80,000 miles across, on the lower center of the sun on October 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO/YASSER Al-ZAYYAT        (Photo credit should read YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Scientists Work To Make Sunspots More Predictable

While winter weather has gripped much of the nation, there’s also a focus this week on space weather as NASA scientists look to make sunspots more predictable.

11/20/2014

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Md. Astronaut Reid Wiseman Is Back From Space

Maryland’s own Reid Wiseman is adjusting to life back on Earth.

11/18/2014

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Md. Astronaut Reid Wiseman Back On Earth

After nearly six months aboard the International Space Station, Baltimore County’s own Reid Wiseman is back on Earth.

11/09/2014

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Md.-Made Instruments Help NASA Collect Debris From Comet

There’s nothing like being at the right place at the right time. That includes the planet Mars.

11/07/2014

NASA rocket explosion

Investigation Continues Into Cause Of NASA Rocket Explosion Near Md. Line

Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA’s strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station.

10/30/2014

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Witnesses Rattled After Unmanned Rocket Explosion Near Md. Line

Investigators want to know what turned a spectacular rocket launch into a catastrophic failure in a matter of just seconds. Eyewitnesses were rattled by the massive explosion.

10/29/2014

NASA rocket explosion

Unmanned NASA Rocket Explodes At Wallops Island in Va.

A NASA rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded during lift-off. NASA officials say the rocket suffered a catastrophic anomaly shortly after liftoff. Now officials are trying to figure out what went wrong.

10/28/2014

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Comet On Near-Collision Course With The Red Planet

Mars is facing a close call this weekend. A rare comet will pass by the planet at an extremely close distance.

10/17/2014

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