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Bennett wins physics honor
Published May 13, 2015
Tomassoni Chisesi Prize recognizes leadership in two experiments that reshaped our view of the universe
Crash ending
Messenger goes out with a bang
Published May 1, 2015
Mission ends as spacecraft launched in 2004 crashes into Mercury's surface
Crash course
Last days of Messenger
Published March 19, 2015
With end to historic mission in sight, spacecraft marks four years in Mercury orbit
Got DIBs?
Published Spring 2015
Hopkins astronomers produced this map of diffuse interstellar bands / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Pretty pixels
New Horizons beams back new Pluto pictures
Published Feb 5, 2015 Video
Images are first received during the spacecraft's approach to Pluto system, which will culminate with July flyby
Astrophysicist shares honor
Published Jan 16, 2015
Marc Kamionkowski receives Dannie Heineman Prize for his scientific contributions to our understanding of the universe
Milky Way rays
Space molecule mystery
Published Jan 8, 2015
Analysis of light of hundreds of thousands of space objects yields clues about century-old celestial puzzle
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Why care about Mars?
Published Jan-Feb 2015
Assistant professor from Earth and Planetary Sciences ponders our fascination with the Red Planet / Gazette
Kuiper Belt targets
Published Nov-Dec 2014
Hubble uncovers three objects that New Horizons spacecraft could potentially visit / Gazette
Black holes block new stars
Published Oct 22, 2014
Heat from fast-moving particles prevents cooling that creates new stars, study suggests