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outer space

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
Hopkins retrospective
Moon landing memories
Published July 19, 2019
As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaches, Johns Hopkins faculty members who watched the momentous event live recall on what it meant to them, and to science
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
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