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outer space

Space science
NASA selects Johns Hopkins APL space weather mission for 2024 launch
Published Jan 8, 2021
The Electrojet Zeeman Imaging Explorer will study the auroral electrojet, electrical currents flowing 60-90 miles above the north and south poles
Outer space
Surer signs of life
Published Dec 8, 2020
Teams of civil space researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab are developing a better class of tools for detecting signs of life on other planets and moons
Faculty awards
Sarah Hörst receives prestigious award from American Geophysical Union
Published Nov 17, 2020
The James B. Macelwane Medal recognizes early career scientists in the field of geological and planetary sciences
Physics+Astronomy
Galaxies have gotten hotter as they've gotten older
Published Nov 10, 2020
As galaxies gather gases through their gravitational pull, they grow larger and heat up, allowing physicists to measure the gradual increase in temperature as a function of the age of the universe
Space exploration
Despite pandemic, APL propels space missions forward
Published July 22, 2020
While APL researchers and engineers adapt to work remotely as much as possible during the outbreak of coronavirus, pockets of the Lab have no choice to but to move projects ahead
10 cool things we've learned about Pluto
Published July 21, 2020
Five years after the historic New Horizons flyby of Pluto, scientists have learned that the planet is far from an inert ball of ice and is one of the most geologically active and exciting places in the solar system
Astronomy
Study: Dying stars breathe life into Earth
Published July 14, 2020
Researchers discover new evidence of how carbon emitted from distant dying stars contribute to the delivery of the vital element to other parts of the galaxy
Study examines role of sulfur in planetary atmospheres
Published April 7, 2020
Simulations reveal that sulfur can significantly affect observations of far-flung planets beyond the solar system
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