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(A model built from household objects by  middle schoolers is about to get a drop test at Bernard Harris Science Camp, in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Middle Schoolers Show Prowess at Science Camp at Temple U.

A group of middle school students, at Temple University for a two-week science camp, were playing the role of NASA engineers.

07/10/2014

(Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Launches Satellite To Study Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming.

07/02/2014

In the middle is Fernando Zumbado, a NASA engineer who is working on the Orion, a space capsule that will get humans to Mars.
(credit: Kat Johnston)

Students At Local High School Experience Zero Gravity

Zero gravity isn’t something most of us will ever experience, but some students at one Bucks County high school got to do just that recently.

06/01/2014

(credit: NASA)

You Might Need A Telescope To See Comet ISON

Skywatchers are waking up early to try to catch a glimpse of a recently discovered comet as it passes through this part of the solar system.

11/21/2013

(credit: NASA/Getty Images)

BLOG: Rocket Launching Tuesday Night

Keep your eye on the sky Tuesday, because you will be able to see a Minotaur rocket launch that is scheduled for tonight and will put 29 satellites into space for the U.S. Air Force.

11/19/2013

(The "supermoon" is seen from Mexico city on 05 May 2012. Credit: OMAR TORRES/AFP/GettyImages)

It’s Out Of This World: Delaware Brewery Creates Beer From Meteorites

To be exact, Celest-jewel-ale contains crushed lunar meteorites that have been made into dust then steeped “like tea in a rich, malty Oktoberfest.”

10/01/2013

(The Minotaur rocket, with LADEE aboard, on the launch pad in Virginia.  Photo provided by NASA)

Friday Night NASA Launch Should Be Visible Along East Coast

The LADEE, or Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, is scheduled to launch from the Wallops Flight Facility at 11:27 pm.

09/06/2013

(Credit: Paul Gluck)

The CloudSpotter App

CloudSpotter is an app that enlists the help of smart phone owners to monitor the effect of clouds on the climate.

08/20/2013

(NASA astronaut Bernard Harris addresses students at Gwynedd Mercy College.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

NASA Astronaut Bernard Harris Visits Local Science Camp Students in Montco

Bernard Harris flew two missions for NASA, in 1993 and 1995, then developed a foundation that sponsors Temple University’s free, two-week Summer Science Camp on the campus of Gwynedd Mercy College.

07/11/2013

(Credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA, Getty Images)

NASA Picks 8 New Astronauts, Including 4 Women

Four of the eight are women, the highest percentage of female astronaut candidates ever selected by NASA.

06/18/2013

(Youngmoo Kim at the ExCITE Center. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Engineers, Students To Take Part In NASA Hackathon In Philadelphia

Philadelphia will be the world headquarters of a two day NASA “hackathon” on April 20th and 21st.

04/14/2013

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Flash In East Coast Sky Has Social Media Buzzing

One person just leaving the Philadelphia Museum of Art reported seeing a streaking light in the sky caught.

03/23/2013

(credit: KYW's Suzanne Monaghan)

Franklin Institute Astronomers Say Asteroid Poses No Threat To Earth

Scientists say an asteroid will pass closer to Earth today than any other they’ve ever tracked. Though “close” is in cosmic terms, and they say it’s not related to the meteorites in Russia.

02/15/2013

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Local High School To Help NASA Design Hardware

A local high school is, once again, teaming up with NASA on designing hardware that could benefit astronauts on the International Space Station.

10/06/2012

A photo of the section of Milky way that includes the Kepler field of view. (Credit: NASA)

Scientist At Center Of Search For Inhabitable Planets To Speak At Villanova

A scientist who is playing a major role in the discovery of exoplanets, or potentially habitable planets, is speaking at Villanova University 3 p.m. today.

09/21/2012

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