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Space exploration
JWST detects distant exoplanet
Published Jan 11, 2023
Using NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, a team led by researchers at Johns Hopkins APL confirmed the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star roughly 41 light-years away
Space exploration
Our lunar future
Published Winter 2022
In his new book, astrophysicist Joseph Silk explores what the moon can offer humans over the next half-century. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
And spaceflight for all
Published Sept 13, 2021
The School of Medicine's Mark Shelhamer discusses SpaceX's upcoming all-civilian Inspiration4 mission and its importance for broadening human access to space
Going interstellar with a sun-skirting probe
Published Spring 2021
APL's Interstellar Probe will slingshot around the sun to explore the outer reaches of the universe / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Study looks at how astronaut's body changed in space
Published April 11, 2019
JHU's Andrew Feinberg finds that after year-long NASA mission to the International Space Station, astronaut Scott Kelly had no lingering, major epigenetic differences from his earthbound twin, Mark
Seeing red
APL to build 'glasses' for Mars moon mission
Published Nov 17, 2017
2024 launch planned for mission being developed by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Cassini plummets into Saturn's atmosphere
Published Sept 15, 2017 Video
Spacecraft, with instrument designed and built in part at Applied Physics Lab, revolutionized our understanding of ringed planet
Space exploration
Space@Hopkins awards seed grants
Published Aug 31, 2017
Group that supports civilian space research from across JHU funds four interdisciplinary research projects
Space exploration
Dragonfly effect
Published Aug 23, 2017
APL proposal would use drone technology to explore possibility of life on Saturn's largest moon, Titan
Returns of the JEDI
Scientists marvel at Juno mission images
Published May 26, 2017
Spacecraft's flight to Jupiter, with APL-built instrument on board, is mission of 'pure discovery'