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outer space

Interdisciplinary
Space@Hopkins seed grants awarded
Published Sept 20, 2018
Interdisciplinary initiative brings together researchers from across the university who focus on civilian space studies
Asteroids
Throwing DARTs at approaching asteroids
Published Sept 20, 2018
APL-led mission will test a technique for deflecting asteroids on a collision course with earth
Countdown begins
Cleared for launch
Published Sept 20, 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 Sept 20, 2018
Videographer Lee Hobson and photographer Ed Whitman spend their days documenting mankind's mission to "touch" the sun
Cosmology
Measurements of the universe provide evidence of the unknown
Published Sept 20, 2018
Astronomers calculate most accurate measurement to date of universe's expansion rate, providing further evidence of a physics mystery
Planetary science
Super-Earth science
Published Sept 20, 2018
First-of-their-kind simulations offer insight into what previously had been limited to theoretical calculations
Planetary science
Atmospheric mixology
Published Sept 20, 2018
Planetary scientist Sarah Hörst creates the first lab-grown simulations of the atmospheric chemistries of distant exoplanets
Space exploration
What makes a planet a planet?
Published Sept 20, 2018
Astrophysicist proposes an upper size limit on what should be considered planets
'Walter just knows stuff'
Published Winter 2017
Oscar-winning film editor and sound designer Walter Murch likes to dive into obscure subjects—including some discounted 18th-century astrophysics that, he thinks, deserves another look / Johns Hopkins Magazine
E.T., stone home
Science rocks
Published Sept 20, 2018
JHU researcher enlists citizen scientists to track down rocks harboring earthly 'extraterrestrials'