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Yeah, I know it is cold. But if the sky stays clear overnight Friday, we will enjoy the peak time for what I think is the best meteor shower of the year, the Geminids. I say this because it reliably produces a large number of meteors per hour -- between 100 and 200 -- and and many of them are bright. Plus, the Geminids is the only major meteor shower where you can see a good number of meteors during the early evening hours instead of the hours just before dawn.
Americans are aware of NASA but I do not think they realize how much NASA does and for how little money. Do you know what NASA's budget is for 2014? Thanks to our deadlocked and dysfunctional Congress there is no approved budget for the Government.
This scientist has found a way to use your smartphone to make your Christmas sweater the ugliest at the party.
Comet ISON may not be visible to the naked eye Thursday morning, but that doesn't mean science and technology can't help us see the icy comet racing toward our sun.
Twenty students from Charles County Public Schools got the chance Tuesday to talk one-on-one with American astronauts stationed aboard the International Space Station.
Comet ISON is headed for a close encounter with the Sun on Thanksgiving Day at 2 p.m. EST.
Dark, dangerous pathways could become a thing of the past, thanks to some new technology.
One week ago, astronomers Gennady Borisov and Timur Kryachko discovered an asteroid (a space rock) using an 8-inch astrograph (a sophisticated telescope camera) at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Friday night will see the first full moon after the autumnal equinox and by happy coincidence a lunar eclipse will accompany it.
Marine science teacher finds carcass of 18-foot-long sea creature off California coast
Did you see a flash in the sky Monday night?
The American Cancer Society is embarking on long-term study in a ground-breaking field -- and if you have a few free minutes, you can help save a life.
Space Place writer Greg Redfern explores the future for Voyager 1.
NASA launches robotic explorer to moon from Va.; trouble develops early in much-viewed flight
NASA's next mission to the moon might solve a puzzle from the Apollo flights of the 1960s and 1970s -- if all goes well.
A green light in the sky Wednesday night left many in the D.C. region saying, "did you see that?"
A former NASA engineer who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy in a copyright infringement scheme led by two Chinese nationals has been sentenced to probation.
Women are significantly underrepresented in one of the fastest growing job sectors in the U.S. Experts say parents and teachers need to support girls' interest in math and science at a young age.
It's the time of summer when the sky provides a celestial shower to delight campers and city-dwellers alike.
Following several postponements, NASA has launched two suborbital rockets from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.