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Asteroids
Throwing DARTs at approaching asteroids
Published Sept 6, 2018
APL-led mission will test a technique for deflecting asteroids on a collision course with earth
Taking the sun's measure
Published Fall 2018
The Parker Solar Probe is on its way to graze the sun, and the data it gathers may help answer some perplexing questions. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Parker Solar Probe
Liftoff
Published Aug 12, 2018
While most of the western hemisphere slept, an APL-built spacecraft prepared to make history
Sun science
Can the Parker Solar Probe take the heat?
Published Aug 6, 2018
Researchers at the Applied Physics Lab develop a shield strong enough to protect the spacecraft's sensitive instruments from the heat of the sun
Countdown begins
Cleared for launch
Published Aug 1, 2018
The Parker Solar Probe is making its way to the launchpad where it will lift off and begin its historic journey to the sun
NASA / APL
Behind the scenes with the Parker Solar Probe
Published July 16, 2018
Videographer Lee Hobson and photographer Ed Whitman spend their days documenting mankind's mission to "touch" the sun
Outer space
A Titan proposal
Published Dec 22, 2017
NASA selects for further development APL's Dragonfly mission to explore Saturn's largest moon
Mission to the sun
Special delivery
Published Dec 20, 2017
APL-built Parker Solar Probe heads to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for environmental testing
Rockets' safe travels
Published Winter 2017
Alum Lisa Valencia is part of the team at NASA that develops technology to make decisions for rockets mid-flight / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Planetary science
From comets come planets
Published Oct 20, 2017
Planetary scientist at the Applied Physics Lab finds evidence of planetary formation in other solar systems