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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.