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outer space

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
Breaking up asteroids is hard to do
Published March 4, 2019
Scientists model scenarios for breaking up or interrupting the path of asteroids on a collision course with Earth
Studying the stars
Junior among 38 recipients of aerospace fellowship
Published Feb 15, 2019
A Brooke Owens Fellowship will enable Lindsey Wiser to intern this summer at the National Air and Space Museum
'New Horizons'
Mission reveals entirely new kind of world
Published Jan 2, 2019
New, detailed images of Ultima Thule shed light on the processes that built the planets billions of years ago
Physics+Astronomy
Distant planet vanishing at record speed
Published Dec 13, 2018
Hubble's discovery of a rare Neptune-sized exoplanet 96 light-years away will help astronomers understand how planets evolve
Space
IDing Mars' dust
Published Winter 2018
Planetary scientists believe they've identified the origin of the powdery dust on Mars: a formation that could be the largest known volcanic deposit in the solar system / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Astronomy
Elusive star has origins close to Big Bang
Published Nov 5, 2018
The newly discovered star's composition indicates that, in a cosmic family tree, it could be as little as one generation removed from the Big Bang
Into the unknown
Parker Solar Probe readies for close encounter
Published Nov 5, 2018 Video
Tonight, the probe will reach its first perihelion, when it will pass within 15 million miles of the sun's surface
Interdisciplinary
Space@Hopkins seed grants awarded
Published Sept 11, 2018
Interdisciplinary initiative brings together researchers from across the university who focus on civilian space studies
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