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outer space

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
Countdown begins
Cleared for launch
Published Aug 1, 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 July 16, 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 July 12, 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 April 26, 2018
First-of-their-kind simulations offer insight into what previously had been limited to theoretical calculations
Planetary science
Atmospheric mixology
Published March 8, 2018
Planetary scientist Sarah Hörst creates the first lab-grown simulations of the atmospheric chemistries of distant exoplanets