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new horizons
2014-12-07 08:31:05

After a voyage of nearly nine years and three billion miles — the farthest any space mission has ever traveled to reach its primary target – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft came out of hibernation on Saturday for its long-awaited 2015 encounter with the Pluto system.

2014-11-19 12:33:39

November 19, 2014 Presentation Recognizes Extraordinary Maryland Scientists BALTIMORE, Nov.

2014-06-09 23:07:05

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, which administers part-time graduate studies for the university’s Whiting School of Engineering, has launched a new master’s degree program in

2012-11-08 08:08:49

Media representatives are invited to attend a ceremony to announce the renaming of NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP).

Messenger Completes Mercury Mission
2012-03-21 12:30:58

In Roman mythology Mercury was the “Messenger of the Gods,” – as well as a god of trade, thieves and travel. It is thus fitting – apart from the trade and thieves aspect – that the MESSENGER program has been so carefully studying the inner most planet in our solar system.

2012-03-20 02:38:51

On March 17, 2012, MESSENGER successfully wrapped up a year-long campaign to perform the first complete reconnaissance of the geochemistry, geophysics, geologic history, atmosphere, magnetosphere, and plasma environment of the solar system's innermost planet.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.