Spacecraft Lucy launches to space on a mission to discover

Greenbelt, MD – Lucy is a first-of-its-kind mission for NASA that will explore Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids to learn more about how our solar system came to exist. Lead by Greenbelt’s own NASA Goddard, Lucy is expected to travel 4 billion…

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center set to launch next-gen telescope in October

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland is planning to put a new deep-space telescope into operation in October. The James Webb Space Telescope will replace the Hubble Telescope and have greater capabilities to see farther into the universe than…

At symposium, Van Hollen stresses support for scientists, seriousness of climate change

COLUMBIA, Maryland — Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen on Wednesday stressed the urgency of understanding climate change and dismissed Trump administration efforts to ban the term as “all nonsense.” The Democrat, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, told the…

Baltimore says goodbye to a beloved leader, friend at Morgan State University tribute

BALTIMORE – Marking the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings last week, community leaders, elected officials and friends gathered together Wednesday night to honor the former congressman at Morgan State University, where Cummings served as a member of the Board of…

What you need to know about the SCMAGLEV project

Work on the high-speed superconducting magnetic levitation (SCMAGLEV) system could begin as soon as 2019.

Trump’s defense plan would have mixed impact on Maryland

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget could be a boost to Maryland’s sprawling defense industry but negatively affect the state’s economy in other areas, according to analysts. The administration’s so-called “skinny budget,” unveiled in March, seeks to…

Three unique challenges of those newly-discovered exoplanets

Don’t book your ticket to TRAPPIST-1, just yet. Here’s a look at three unique features of the newly-discovered solar system that might complicate things a bit.

Kayaking Journey Around Bay Aims to Inspire Environmental Stewardship

ANNAPOLIS—Don Baugh and Tom Horton paddled their kayaks into the waters off the coast of Sandy Point State Park on Wednesday, launching their 500-mile traverse of Chesapeake Bay waterways. It’s a journey they had taken once before, 10 years ago.…

Baltimore Native & NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman Gives Kids a Tour of Outer Space

Native Baltimorean and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman returned to earth in November after six months aboard the international space station. He told the kids and visitors at the Maryland Science Center that he hopes they follow in his footsteps by obtaining a strong science background.

Asteroid Flyby: How Close Was 2004 BL86 to Earth

This week, a 550-meter-wide asteroid flew so close to the Earth that it was visible with high-powered binoculars, according to NASA. But how close is close, exactly, in space?