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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
Ice pics
First look at Mercury ice
Published Oct 16, 2014
NASA Messenger provides optical images of frozen materials permanently shadowed near planet's north pole
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Award for astrophysicist
Published Oct 15, 2014
Brice Ménard recognized by Packard Fellowship program as one of nation's most innovative young scientists
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Leaky, star-forming galaxies help Johns Hopkins researchers better understand how universe evolved
Published Oct 10, 2014
Researchers measured radiation leaks in an effort to better understand how the universe evolved
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Stardust mystery solved?
Published Aug 14, 2014
New Milky Way maps could give astronomers insight into interstellar material that causes dark bands in starlight