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Senator Barbara Mikulski, Supernova

April 5, 2012
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Senator Barbara Mikulski, Supernova

Scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) near Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus today honored Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s long-term commitment to space science by dedicating a data archive in her name and naming a supernova after her. STScI is in charge of operations for the Hubble Space Telescope. Mikulski, who recently became the longest-serving...
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Science Center Exhibit Turns Hubble Data Into Art

September 26, 2011
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Science Center Exhibit Turns Hubble Data Into Art

Sunday night saw the opening of From the Distant Past, a new exhibit at the Maryland Science Center that translates data from the Hubble Space Telescope into an intense green laser show. The light is projected onto the steel facade of the science center, plainly visible for Inner Harbor passersby to see. German artist...
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Hopkins Astronomer Wins Einstein Medal

February 18, 2011
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Hopkins Astronomer Wins Einstein Medal

A 1998 discovery by a Johns Hopkins University professor gained international recognition today with the 2011 Einstein Medal from the Albert Einstein Society, located in Bern, Switzerland. Adam Riess, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and a professor in physics and astronomy at JHU, discovered the first direct evidence of dark...
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