Satellite Video Captures a Week of Severe Weather
A new animation of satellite observations shows the clouds associated with several outbreaks of severe weather from May 15 to May 21, 2013, over the south central United States.
Police Charge 2 in Peachtree Lane Drug Bust
Two men were arrested Wednesday and are facing multiple drug charges after police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a home on Peachtree Lane while executing a search warrant.
Take a Peek Inside This Greenbelt Home on White Birch Court
It was only listed a few weeks ago, but this 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom Greenbelt home is on sale for $359,900. The home at 107 White Birch Court is 1,824 square-feet and features a fireplace, gourmet kitchen, sunroom and large "party-size" deck overlooking a private back yard.
Thu May 23, 2013
loves NASA Goddard & Space
On Tuesday, May 16th, we had the privilege of touring NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.
Where's the Cheapest Gas in Greenbelt?
Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said.
NASA Builds Unusual Testbed For Analyzing X-ray Navigation Technologies
Pulsars have a number of unusual qualities. Like zombies, they shine even though they're technically dead, and they rotate rapidly, emitting powerful and regular beams of radiation that are seen as flashes of light, blinking on and off at intervals from seconds to milliseconds.
Wed May 22, 2013
Get Out Greenbelt: Kenny Chesney Concert, Bike Rally, Face Painting at the Movies
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend.
Opportunity Passes 40-Year-Old Record
While Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt visited Earth's Moon for three days in December 1972, they drove their mission's Lunar Roving Vehicle 19.3 nautical miles .
Sigmanet Makes Former Presidio VP Its First CTO
Reese joins Sigmanet from Greenbelt, Md.-based solution provider Presidio Networked Solutions, where he most recently served as senior vice president, technology, West area.
Lawyer Wants Terror Case Against Md. Man Dismissed
A former U.S. Army soldier accused of trying to provide support to a terrorist organization in Somalia after he left the military has asked a court to dismiss the case against him, saying he never had any contact with the group.
Maryland TEDCO honors three Prince George's County tech companies
Three Prince George's County technology companies took top honors in a Maryland Technology Development Corp.
Mon May 20, 2013
NASA builds unusual testbed for analyzing X-ray navigation technologies
Technologists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., created what they believe is the world's first "pulsar-on-a-table, " a laboratory system shown here for testing emerging X-ray navigation technologies.... Pulsars have a number of unusual qualities.
Sun May 19, 2013
Cubesat Constellation May Gather Earth Energy Imbalance Measurements
A team of scientists has won a berth on a tiny satellite to explore one of NASA's most important frontiers in climate studies: the imbalance in Earth's energy budget and the extent to which fast-changing phenomena, like clouds, contribute to that imbalance.
Bastille Day storm of 2000
Eleven years ago this week, one of the worst storms on record raged on the sun, churning huge amounts of plasma around the solar surface and spewing massive loads of particles into space and toward Earth.
Opportunity Mars Rover Blazes Past 40 Year Old Space Driving Record
Opportunity pops a 'wheelie' on Mars on May 15, 2013 and then made history by driving further to the mountain ahead on the next day, May 16 , to establish a new American distance driving record for a vehicle on another world.
Metro Delays, Track Work Scheduled Through Sunday
Traveling on Metro this weekend? Stay informed about delays. Metro will perform system rebuilding work on all but one line in this weekend.
Sat May 18, 2013
Double Homicide in Laurel, Firefighters Rescue Dog, FLOTUS in College Park
The suspect, 59-year-old Ronnie Lee Rainey, was taken into custody after briefly barricading himself in his home.
Fri May 17, 2013
Satellite sees Tropical Storm Alvin's life end quickly
NOAA's GOES-15 satellite captured this infrared view of Alvin on May 17 at 1200 UTC about three hours after it weakened to a post-tropical cyclone.... The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season was short-lived. Satellite imagery revealed that Tropical Storm Alvin became a remnant low pressure area 36 hours after it was named.
Mars Rover Breaks U.S. Record for Off-Planet Driving
The Opportunity rover passed the Apollo 17 moon buggy, which covered 22.21 miles back in 1972, but the Soviet Union still holds the international record This chart illustrates comparisons among the distances driven by various wheeled vehicles on the surface of Earth's moon and Mars.
OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission Moves Ahead
NASA's first mission to sample an asteroid is moving ahead into development and testing in preparation for its launch in 2016.