NASA analyzed the rainfall and cloud heights in an area of low pressure designated as System 99L that bringing rains and gusty winds to Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Turks and Caicos and other islands in the Atlantic Ocean and northeastern Caribbean Sea today, Aug. Show More Summary
Tropical Depression 14W was absorbed by another nearby tropical low pressure system in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issued the final bulletin on Tropical Depression 14W on Aug. Show More Summary
Typhoon Lionrock's rainfall rates and cloud heights were analyzed as it continued to intensify when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead. read more
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the eastern Pacific Ocean it looked at a newly developed tropical depression that would later strengthen into Tropical Storm Lester. Aqua analyzed the depression with an infrared eye and saw indications...Show More Summary
Gaston was a hurricane when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead and found heavy rain occurring in the storm. GPM imagery also showed that wind shear was stretching the storm out and making it appear elongated from space. Gaston became the 3rd hurricane of the season early this morning, Aug. Show More Summary
An update on the Juno mission, from NASA. (more…)
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has just released these 14 stunning posters that showcase some of the finest travel destinations from our solar system, and beyond. They’re appropriately retro-styled, as the aesthetic is perhaps from […]
Mark Aramli’s dive into ABC’s hit business reality show Shark Tank was an entrepreneur’s worst nightmare. The former NASA engineer spent a year and a half and his entire net worth plus some in developing the BedJet, a smartphone-controlled, cooling and heating device for beds. He pitched his product in [...]
“Should I start racing with NASA, or should I build a car for SCCA?” That used to be the most common question that I heard from would-be novice racers. Nowadays, though, those two sanctioning bodies aren’t even in the picture. Today’s...Show More Summary
OSIRIS-REx will help us defend ourselves against future asteroid attacks.
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided scientists with a look at rainfall rates and cloud heights within Tropical Storm Gaston as it continued to intensify in the Atlantic Ocean. read more
Astronomers studying distant galaxies powered by monster black holes have uncovered an unexpected link between two very different wavelengths of the light they emit, the mid-infrared and gamma rays. The discovery, which was accomplished...Show More Summary
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Typhoon Lionrock as it strengthened to a typhoon east of Japan's Ryukyu Islands. The chain of islands stretch southwest from Kyushu to Taiwan. On Aug. 24 at 12:45 a.m. EDT (0445 UTC) the Visible...Show More Summary
Tropical Depression 14W appeared to be a small storm when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead early on Aug. 24. On Aug. 24 at 12:00 a.m. EDT (0400 UTC) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite showed some isolated strong storms over around a weak low-level center. Show More Summary
The idea of re-purposing an (ideally) empty rocket fuel tank and turning it into a space habitat has been around for a long time, because it’s a really appealing idea. America’s first space station, Skylab , was designed from a Saturn V rocket’s upper-stage fuel tank, albeit one that was never filled with fuel. Show More Summary
Dark gullies on Mars earlier believed by NASA to be an indicator of the presence of liquid water on the Red Planet appear to contain as much moisture as the driest of Earth’s deserts -- in other words, almost none, according to new research based on observations by the agency’s Mars Odyssey mission.
An update on the Voyager exploration program of Saturn from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. (more…)
Astronomers using observations from NASA's WISE and Fermi missions have confirmed a connection between the infrared and gamma-ray light emitted by blazars, a class of distant galaxies powered by monster black holes.
Scientists have discovered an exoplanet that may be habitable. (Photo: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/Public domain) Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have made a stunning discovery 20 years in the making: an exoplanet that circles around Earth's nearest star, Proxima Centauri. Show More Summary
Space station commander Jeff Williams has now logged 521 days in space over four missions, setting a new U.S. space endurance record