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Engineering
Enhanced search and rescue
Published Fall 2020
Search and Rescue GPS beacons aboard ships or in hikers' backpacks are the last line of defense against disaster, leading to more than 50,000 rescues to date. A new project by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory aims to make the technology even more accurate and efficient. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Zibi Turtle tours Titan, discusses Dragonfly mission during TED Talk
Published Aug 31, 2020
During virtual address, the planetary scientist discusses the environment of Saturn's largest moon and the ambitious APL-built rotocraft mission to explore it
Space
Destination Titan
Published Spring 2020
APL's Dragonfly spacecraft will travel to Saturn's enigmatic moon to explore an ocean world like no other / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Parker Solar Probe
Behind howls of solar wind, quiet chirps reveal its origins
Published Jan 15, 2020
Small chirps, squeaks, and rustles recorded by the Parker Solar Probe hint at the origin of mysterious solar wind
Astronomy
New image reveals cosmic 'candy cane'
Published Dec 18, 2019
Johns Hopkins scientist stitches together wavelength data to create composite image of the center of the Milky Way galaxy
Picture perfect
How APL helped the world see the first man on the moon
Published July 19, 2019 Video
As a young engineer at APL, Gary Whitworth played a pivotal role in improving the broadcast image of Neil Arstrong's first steps on the moon
Outer space
Destination: Titan
Published June 27, 2019
NASA will send 'cutting-edge' APL-led mission to study Saturn's large, exotic moon
Making space travel safer
Published Summer 2019
As NASA prepares to send humans back to the moon and beyond, Mark Shelhamer and fellow Hopkins scientists want to ensure that future space travelers survive and thrive out there / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Study looks at how astronaut's body changed in space
Published April 11, 2019
JHU's Andrew Feinberg finds that after year-long NASA mission to the International Space Station, astronaut Scott Kelly had no lingering, major epigenetic differences from his earthbound twin, Mark
Space exploration
Van Allen probes prepare for final descent
Published March 27, 2019
The probes have gathered data in the hazardous radiation belts that surround Earth since 2012